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How To Add a Threshold or Anomaly Check to a Device Template

See, How to Edit a Device Template to see how to open the device template editing page.

Once you’ve navigated to the device template editing page, in the “Thresholds” section of the “Template Components” panel, click the add threshold button to open the threshold check selection page.

Click the plus button to add a new threshold/anomaly check to a device template.

On the page that follows:

The statistic selection dialog. Select a statistic type, then select the specific statistic you want to monitor.
  1. In the GROUPING OPTION field, select the type of statistic that you want to monitor.
  2. In the SELECT A THRESHOLD field, select the specific statistic to be monitored. (The device type the statistic is associated with and the actual statistic will appear below this field once a selection is made.)
  3. Click the Select Threshold button to open the threshold check edit page.

On the page that follows:

The threshold/anomaly configuration dialog. Threshold and anomaly checks share action group settings for the same statistic. Their respective alarm settings are also co-located on this page.
  1. Set the Enable/Disable switch to the desired setting. (Default is ON. Setting this switch to ON or OFF can be used to override threshold/anomaly check settings in other device templates applied prior to this one (i.e., re-enabling disabled threshold checks or disabling currently active ones). This is useful, as threshold checks cannot be removed from devices once added. They can only be disabled.
  2. In the “Add Thresholds” section, configure the action group and alarm settings as required. (See the entry on threshold checks for information about how to configure these settings.)
  3. In the STATISTICAL CATEGORY field, select the statistical category that you would like performance and alarm data collected under. (This is primarily for use in reports.)
  4. In the SUBSTRING field, enter a string or regular expression to include or exclude interfaces from this check using a match to the interface name/description.
  5. Click the Create/Edit Thresholds button to add the threshold/anoamly check to your device template.

Anomaly checks and threshold checks share action group and substring settings for the same statistic. They can each be used independently of the other or both can be configured together in the same check. Use the ANOMALY field to enable and configure the anomaly alarm settings. (See the entry on threshold checks for information on configuring anomaly checks.)

You may add as many threshold and anomaly checks as necessary. When finished, it is not necessary to click the Update button on the main edit page. This is only required when editing authentication credentials.

If you’ve added threshold or anomaly checks to a device template that is already applied to any devices, navigate back to the Device Templates Administration page using the arrow icon at the top left of the page and reapply your device templates.

Updated on January 22, 2019

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