The alarm log is a display of logged alarms.

Open the Alarm log

From the Spotlight Client, click Alarm log Monitor | Alarm log to open the Alarm log for all monitored connections.

About the Alarm log grid

The Alarm log grid is made up of rows and columns where each row represents an alarm and each column information about that alarm.

Column Description
Time The time the alarm was raised or canceled.
Connection The connection the alarm was raised on.
Connection Type The type of connection the alarm was raised on (for example, SQL Server). This column is hidden by default.
Details A brief description of the cause of the alarm. For more information, right click on the alarm and select What’s This?.
Severity The degree of urgency of the alarm. The color indicates the severity of the alarm.
Alarm The name of the alarm.
Snoozed By The user who requested the alarm be snoozed.
Snoozed Until The alarm is snoozed until this time.
Acknowledged by The user who acknowledged the alarm.
Acknowledgment Comment The comment entered by the user when they acknowledged the alarm.

Filter the Alarm log


Filter the Alarm log from the Filter ribbon group.

Ribbon Select Description
Filter by Severity Show alarms of a certain severity.
Filter by Time Show alarms raised and canceled in the last 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 6 hours, 1 day, 1 week. Select All to show all alarms raised and canceled in the alarm log.

Actions on the Alarm log

These actions are selectable from the Action ribbon group while the alarm log is on display. Some actions are enabled only when an alarm is selected.

Icon Ribbon Select Description
Diagnose Diagnose Drilldown on data from the connection relevant to the selected alarm.
Alarm Settings Alarm Settings Configure the selected alarm. See Configure Alarms.
Ignore this Alarm Ignore this Alarm Request Spotlight ignore this alarm and future cases of this alarm. For future cases, request Spotlight ignore this alarm for the current value or for the current connection. The choices are dependent on the type of alarm. This is a simplified interface for Do not alarm for certain values.
Show in Alarms by Time Show in Alarms by Time Show the selected alarm in alarms by time.
Find Find Find text in the display.