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A policy is a set of conditional tests used to set custom rules for when Netuitive will generate an event or other notifications. In other words, policies allow you to define various types of abnormal element behavior, then notify you when that abnormal behavior occurs.

Use the Policy Editor to add, edit, enable, disable, or delete policies. For more information about configuring policies with the Policy Editor, see Policy Editor.

A policy is made up of a scope, condition(s), duration, and notification(s).

  • Scope defines the element or elements to which a policy is applied.
  • A condition is a test applied to an individual metric (or several) that is either true or false at any given time. For a policy to execute an event and/or notification, each of its conditions must be met.
  • Duration is the length of time for which the conditions in a policy must be met before an event and/or notification is executed. For example, if duration is 10 minutes, each of the conditions in a policy must be met for 10 consecutive minutes before you will receive a notification or see an event in Netuitive.
  • Notifications are one or more notifications that a policy will send if each of its conditions are met.

Policies page

The Policies page shows a list of all your configured policies, both enabled and disabled. It includes the policy category, name, number of events generated, elements in scope, state, and notifications.

Policy Filters

You can search for a particular policy or filter the policy by using the policy filters.

  1. Open the policies page.
  2. At the top of the page, use the available fields to search for the desired policy or filter the list:
    • Name contains: Text field used to match characters contained in a policy name.
    • Created By: Drop-down menu used for selecting the user that created a policy.
    • State: Drop-down menu used for selected if a policy is disabled or enabled.
    • Type: Text field used to match an element type used in a policy. You can only select one element type to search for.

Default policies

Policies with Netuitive listed in the Created By column are called default policies. They serve as recommended policy configurations that you can edit, enable, disable, or delete. For more information about default policies, see Default policies.