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Events indicate that a policy has been violated, meaning all of the policy's conditions have been met for the set duration. In other words, events indicate that Netuitive has detected anomalous behavior in one or more of the elements in your environment.

Example(s)    For example, if you create a policy for all EC2 elements with the condition "CPU Utilization greater than 90%" and a duration of 10 minutes, an event will be generated when an EC2 element's CPU Utilization metric exceeds 90% for 10 consecutive minutes.

Event Categories

Event categories are user-assigned via the Policy Editor and associated with the severity of the event. Each event can be assigned one category. There are three color-coded categories that indicate the severity of the event. Table 1-3 below describes each event category, listed in ascending severity.

Category Color Description
Info Blue The Info category indicates that a policy has been violated, but the anomalous behavior is not critical.
Warning Yellow The Warning category indicates that a policy has been violated, and there will likely be a more critical event in the future.
Critical Red The Critical category indicates that a policy has been violated, and the cause of the event should be addressed quickly.

Table 1-3: Event categories.

Viewing Events

The following tools allow you to view and analyze events in the Netuitive UI:

  • Event Explorer: Event Explorer displays a comprehensive list of all the events in your environment. You can filter the list by the event category, source (Netuitive or External), element, element type, and/or tag of the element(s) to which an event is associated. You can also filter events within a specific time frame. For more information about Event Explorer, see Event Explorer.
  • Metrics page: Metrics page displays the events and metric data for a specified element. The amount of data displayed can be limited by selecting a time frame setting and by showing or hiding metric charts. For more information about Metrics page, see Metrics page.