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Events console interface description

The default view of an events console includes a toolbar, a visualizations area, and an interactive table.

Toolbar

The console includes controls to acknowledge and unacknowledge events, close and reopen events, annotate events, set the refresh interval, and export table data in a variety of formats.

The event severity controls determine which events are included in the console and display the current deduplicated count of events at each severity level. The visualizations control toggles between charts and a heat map.

  • The column chart shows events grouped by the severity. To create the chart, Zenoss Cloud divides the current time range into 24 equal periods and then represents the total number of events during each period with separate columns (or no column).

  • The doughnut chart provides a proportional view of event severities during the current time range.

  • The heat map represents the distribution of events during the current time range.

The management controls allow you to modify and manage events. The controls are dimmed (unavailable) when no events are selected in the table.

  • The acknowledge and unacknowledge controls indicate whether an operator has taken some type of action towards remedying the issue the event represents.

  • The close and reopen controls indicate whether an event is current and needs some type of action to remedy.

  • The annotate control displays the ADD EVENT ANNOTATION dialog, where you can enter a plain text message to associate with an event.

  • The compare events control replaces the table with a side-by-side view of the details of selected events.

  • The Create Action Rule control uses the details of selected events to populate an events trigger in an action service rule.

  • The share control opens a dialog with a URL for you to copy and pass along.

  • The settings control provides options for clearing filters, adjusting columns, and restoring default settings.

  • The export control provides options for downloading the current table in the file format of your choice.

  • The refresh controls allow you to update the page immediately and to set the interval at which the page updates.

  • The time range controls allow you to set the time range of an events console.

Interactive table

The table presents events in rows and columns, and the columns can be reordered, resized, or removed. For a closer look at individual events, each event row includes a link to an event details panel, which displays all available event details, as well as graphs of related metrics and information about related events.

Also, like entity names in dashboard tiles, entity names in an events console are Smart View links, and when you open an entity's Smart View page, the Smart View time range matches the events console time range.