Event Types

The event type determines what information the event contains. Each event has an event type and many events have an event subtype. Events can be categorized as the following types:
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The event type determines what information the event contains. Each event has an event type and many events have an event subtype. Events can be categorized as the following types:
More event types might appear when
CA Performance Management
is integrated with other products.
Administration Events
Administration Events include system status notifications and audit events. These events include the following event subtypes:
  • ActiveMQ Status
    Occurs when the ActiveMQ status changes.
  • Administration Message
    Several administrative tasks that are related to discovery and tenants can trigger this event type.
  • Certification Change
    Occurs when a vendor certification or metric family is extended or updated.
  • Data Collector Status
    Occurs when the status of a data collector changes.
  • Monitoring Profile
    Occurs when the monitored metrics selected for a monitoring profile are modified.
  • Percentile Change
    Occurs when percentile calculations are changed for a metric family. When the percentile is changed in the UI, the event includes the user.
  • Projection Change
    Occurs when projection calculations are changed for a metric family. When the projection is changed in the UI, the event includes the user.
  • Threshold Monitoring Status
    Provides information about the threshold monitoring engine. For more information, see Threshold Monitoring and Threshold Limiter Behavior.
  • Vendor Certification
    Occurs when the vendor certification priority order is modified for a metric family.
Data Collection
Data collection events provide information about contact with monitored devices. These events include the following subtypes:
  • Contact Established
    Occurs when the data collector established contact with a device.
  • Contact Lost
    Occurs when the data collector loses contact with a device.
  • Management Established
     
    Occurs when the data collector established contact with the management protocol of the device, such as SNMP.
  • Management Lost
    Occurs when the data collector loses contact with the management protocol of the device, such as SNMP.
  • Polling Disabled
    Occurs when polling for a device stops.
  • Polling Enabled
    Occurs when polling for a device starts.
Data Repository State
Data Repository State events provide information about the status of the data repository. All Data Repository State events include information about the data repository host. These events include the following subtypes:
  • Connected
    Occurs when the data aggregator connects to a data repository node after another node goes down. The event includes information about the connection.
  • Data Repository Failover
    Occurs when the data repository cluster changes the primary host. The event includes the new host name and the previous host name.
  • Data Repository Failure
    Occurs when a data repository cluster fails. The event includes the name of the host that failed.
  • Degraded
    Occurs when the data repository node response time to the data aggregator heartbeat is over 20 seconds.
  • Down
    Occurs when a data repository node is down.
  • Start Up
    Occurs when a data repository node starts up. The event includes availability information about all the data repository nodes.
Life Cycle
Life Cycle events track changes to the device life cycle. These events include the following subtype:
  • State Change
    Occurs when the life cycle state of a device changes. The event includes the current state, the previous state, and the user who changed the state.
Override
Override events provide information about manual changes to metric values. These events include the following subtypes:
  • Override Cleared
    Occurs when a user clears the override for the Speed In and Speed Out values for an Interface.
  • Override Set
    Occurs when a user manually updates the Speed In and Speed Out values for an Interface.
Reconfiguration
Reconfiguration events provide information about change detection. These events include the following subtypes:
  • Changed
    Occurs when the system applies a change to a component item.
  • Detected
    Occurs when the system detects a change to a component.
  • Rebooted
    Occurs when the system detects that a devices has rebooted.
Threshold Violation
Threshold Violation events occur when monitored groups or devices violate the configured criteria in assigned threshold profiles. These events include the following subtypes:
  • Cleared
    Occurs when a device or group that is in violation of a threshold clears the violation. The event includes detailed information about the violation and the reason the violation was cleared.
  • Raised
    Occurs when the monitored device or group violates the event rule in an assigned threshold profile. The event includes detailed information about the violation.
For more information about thresholds, see Configure Threshold Profiles and Use Events to Monitor Device Performance.