Excluding alerts

If there are specific alerts that are of no interest to you, you can exclude the alerts from all pages on which alerts are displayed. Excluded alerts are still in the log but are hidden from all pages on which alerts are displayed, including log views and device status.

About this task

Excluded alerts are hidden for all users, not just the user that set the configuration.

You can place a device in maintenance mode, so that all events and alerts for that device are excluded (see Placing devices in maintenance mode).

Restriction: Only users with administrative authority can exclude or restore alerts.
Important: If you exclude status alerts, device status on the device summary and detailed pages does not change.


Complete the following steps to exclude alerts from the alerts log.

  1. From the Lenovo XClarity Administrator menu bar, click Monitoring > Alerts. The Alerts page is displayed.
  2. Select the alerts to be excluded, and click the Exclude alerts icon (Selected events icon). The Exclude Alerts dialog is displayed.
  3. Select one of the following options:
    • Exclude selected alerts from all systems. Excludes the selected alerts from all managed devices.
    • Exclude alerts only from systems in the scope of the instance selected. Excludes the selected alerts from managed devices to which the selected alerts apply.
  4. Click Save.

What to do next

When you exclude alerts, Lenovo XClarity Administrator creates exclusion rules based on information that you provide. You can view a list of exclusion rules and excluded alerts from the Alerts page by clicking the Show Excluded Events icon (Hardware status icon). In the Excluded Alerts dialog, click the Exclusion Rules tab to view the list of exclusion rules or click the Excluded Alerts tab to view the list of excluded alerts.

Illustrates Excluded Events dialog that lists the events that have been excluded.

By default, excluded alerts do not influence the health status of managed devices. You can allow excluded alerts to influence the health status of managed devices from the Alerts page by clicking the toggle to enable Excluded alerts influence health status for all devices.

You can restore alerts that have been excluded in the alerts log by removing the appropriate exclusion rule. To remove an exclusion rule, click the Show Excluded Alerts icon (Hardware status icon) to display the Excluded Alerts dialog, select the exclusion rules or excluded alert to restore, and click Remove.