About the Activity display

The Activity screen lists alerts and other notifications about appliance activity and events occurring in your data center. You can filter, sort, and expand areas of the screen to refine how information is displayed. Links within activity details also enable you to view additional information about specific resources, especially if the notification is reporting an event that requires immediate attention.

Activity screen components

The image shown here illustrates the important areas on the screen that you can use to monitor, resolve, and manage activity.

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1 By default, the Activity screen shows All alerts, tasks, and events that have occurred. To quickly filter the default activity list to display the notifications that require your attention, click the icon to switch from icon to switch from All to Needs attention.

Use the filters and date range selectors on the Filters menu bar to pinpoint the type of activity you want to see.

2 Use the Actions menu to assign, clear, or restore selected notifications.
3 Click the icon to expand the view of a notification to see all information about it. Click the icon to expand the view of a notification to see all information about it. Click the icon to collapse the notification into a single-line summary. icon to collapse the notification into a single-line summary.
4 Resource displays the source of the activity. The source can be the device that was involved in a task or the device that caused the alert. If a notification is reporting a status other than OK (green), click the link to view details about the resource that generated the notification.
5 Date displays the date and time when either a task was started or when an alert arrived. If you hover your mouse pointer over the date, the appliance indicates how long ago since the activity was posted, based on the time according to the browser
6 To assign an alert or other notification to a specific user, select a name listed in the Owner column of each notification.
7 Start typing in the note box to add instructions or other information to a notification.
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You can click and drag the lower right corner of the note box to expand the box for better viewing or easier editing.

The appliance automatically adds notes to record system events. For example, when an alert is cleared, the appliance adds a note to it. You cannot delete appliance-generated notes.

8 When a notification is expanded, click the Event details link to view more details about this notification, which is where you might find specific corrective action for an activity that requires your attention.

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