If an alarm is configured to require acknowledgment then each raised instance of the alarm remains present in Spotlight until it is acknowledged.
How to acknowledge an alarm
How to look up an alarm once it has been acknowledged
Locate the alarm in the Alarm log.
The entry in the alarm log grid shows:
|The login name of the user who acknowledged the alarm.
|The comment entered by the user when they acknowledged the alarm.
How to configure an alarm to require acknowledgment
Use the Spotlight Client to configure an alarm to require acknowledgment.