Creating and editing rules

Article:HOWTO64005  |  Created: 2011-12-20  |  Updated: 2011-12-20  |  Article URL
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Creating and editing rules

You can create rules from the rule library.

See Creating and editing rules in the rule library.

To create a rule

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Home menu, click Monitoring and Alerting.

  2. In the left pane, click Monitoring and Alerting > Monitor > Policies > Rule Library.

  3. In either the Agent-based rules table or in the Agentless rules table, do one of the following.

    Create a new rule

    • In the toolbar, click the New symbol.

    • Select a rule type.

      See Types of rules.

    • Enter a name and a description.

    • Select a category.

    Edit a rule

    • Locate and select the rule that you want to edit.

    • In the toolbar, click the Edit symbol.

    • (Optional) Edit the name, description, and category for the rule.


    If you edit a rule that is referenced in a policy, the policy is updated to include the updated rule. If you do not want this behavior to occur, first create a clone of the rule and then edit the clone.

  4. If applicable to the rule type, under Metrics, add metric evaluation logic to the rule.

    You can use the Repeat count and Time period fields to specify the number of times the metric must trigger in a specified period of time before the rule triggers.

    See About metric evaluation.

  5. If applicable to the rule type, under Actions, configure severity and task settings for the rule should it become triggered.

    See About severity states.

    See Adding tokens to a Send Email task.

  6. Click OK.

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