To avoid alarm storms and ensure that critical issues are not overlooked, you can use advanced alarm configuration options — alarm suppressing and alarm modelling.
- Alarm suppressing is used to disregard events and prevent sending alarms when specific activities are performed. For example, during backup Veeam ONE may send a great number of alarms informing about potential problems or increased resource pressure. Alarms suppressing allows you to 'switch off' alarms during such activities, or at a specific period of time, when resource-consuming operations are performed.
- Alarms modelling is used to verify the created alarm scheme and estimate the need of adjusting alarm settings. During alarm modelling, Veeam ONE applies alarm settings to collected historical data and produces a forecast how many alarms will be sent over a specific period of time. If the number of alarms is too high, alarm thresholds may need to be changed to avoid numerous useless alarms. If the number is too low, the alarms sensitivity may need to be increased not to miss important issues.