Working with alerts

Alerts are hardware or management conditions that require investigation and user action. Lenovo XClarity Administrator polls the managed devices asynchronously and displays alerts that are received from those devices.

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Typically, when an alert is received, a corresponding event is stored in the event log. It is possible to have an alert without a corresponding event in the event log (even if the log wraps). For example, events that occur before you manage a chassis are not displayed in the event log. However, the alerts for the chassis are displayed in the alert log because Lenovo XClarity Administrator polls the CMM after the chassis has been managed.