Event Policy Constructs

Let us learn about the event policy constructs and action attributes.
Event policies allow you to specify one or more rules and group the rules into a policy set. The policy allows to configure a maximum of 16 policy sets at the site level but only one policy set can be active per site at a given time. Each policy set can have a maximum of 128 policy rules. The policy rules are explicitly ordered in a policy set.
A policy rule supports the following constructs and action attributes:
  • Resource Type—This indicates the resource on which the event policy rule is be applied. The supported resource types are Application Definitions, BGP Peers
    , Cellular Modules
    , Circuits, Devices, Interfaces, Path Policy Sets, QoS Policy Sets, Secure Fabric Links
    , Service Endpoints
    , and Sites.
  • (Optional)
    Sub-Resource Types—Some of the resource types have sub-resource types. You can specify a sub-resource type to narrow down the match criteria to more specific elements. When no sub-resources are specified, the policy applies the rule to all the available sub-resources. For example, when you select the resource type as Circuits, you can select one of the available sub-resource type as Public or Private.
  • Event Codes—Matched event codes indicate the system generated alarms on which the event policy rule must act upon.
  • (Optional)
    Schedule—Specify a schedule indicating the start and end date in MM/DD/YYYY HH: mm format. When no schedule is applied, the event policy rule is applied immediately.
  • Suppress—This indicates whether the event policy rule suppresses or unsuppress the alarms on the resources identified by the resource type, sub-resource type, or matched event codes during the specified schedule.
  • Priority—This indicates a user defined priority level that overrides the default priority assignment for system generated alarms.
  • Escalation Rules—Matched alarms can have their priority escalated based on the following scenarios:
    • Standing Rule—If an alarm has been standing for more than the specified period, then the alarm's priority can be escalated.
    • Flap Rule—If the selected resource flaps more than the rate specified during the defined interval, then a new flap rate exceeded alarm will be generated.

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