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Re: How to include a low threshold in outages ?

Nordine BABA

I think that a low threshold violation can also correspond to a fall of service. Our entreprise provides IPTV flows and  a fall of rate is like a loss of one or several channels. That's why I want to configure low thresholds with outages :)


> Message du 25/08/08 18:34

> De : "Jeff Gehlbach"
> A : "Nordine BABA" , "General OpenNMS Discussion"
> Copie à :
> Objet : Re: [opennms-discuss] How to include a low threshold in outages ?
> On Aug 25, 2008, at 11:53 AM, Nordine BABA wrote:
> > What can I do to create an outage when a low threshold occurs ?
> > Is it possible ?
> It's probably possible using event translation, but that's quite an
> advanced topic. Anyway, you would be fighting the model if you did it
> this way.
> An outage is an indication that some pollable service is unavailable.
> A threshold is meant to create events, alarms, and notifications when
> some line is crossed, as an early warning to problems that may be
> coming soon. As such, a threshold violation does not qualify as an
> outage.
> Depending on how you are collecting the data that informs your
> threshold, you may be able to define a pseudo-service (e.g. via the
> SnmpMonitor) that will get marked as down, thereby creating an outage.
> -jeff

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