Filtering alerts

Article:HOWTO64035  |  Created: 2011-12-20  |  Updated: 2011-12-20  |  Article URL
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Filtering alerts

The Event Console grid can contain thousands of alerts, which you can filter. If the alerts that you expect to see are not displayed, they may be hidden, or a filtering rule has blocked them. For example, some administrators prefer to hide warning alerts.

See About Event Console alert filters.

See Creating and saving alert filters.

See About advanced search filters.

In the Event Console, the default filter is Exclude information alerts. When you open the alert grid, this default filter is applied. Anytime you click the Refresh icon in the browser window, the selected filter is reset. You can also clear filters and select new ones.

To filter alerts

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Manage menu, click Events and Alerts.

    If the filter you see in the filter drop-down box is not the one you want to use, perform the next step.

  2. (Optional) In Event Console click the X icon to the right of the filter drop-down box, or delete the filter text from the box.

    The alerts are cleared from the grid, and Select a filter appears in the drop-down box.

  3. Click the down-arrow next to the drop-down box to select a different filter.

    As soon as you select a different filter from the drop-down list, the grid view changes. It shows only the alerts that pertain to the selected filter. You can click any other control on the page, except Refresh, and the filter that you chose remains active. If you need to view alerts for more than one filter, you can open multiple instances of Event Console. You then select a different filter in each window.

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