Every alarm has one or more associated rules that define conditions to trigger the alarm, severity of the alarm and rule suppression settings.
There are two types of alarm rules:
- Event-based rules are rules for alerting about specific events that occur in the backup or virtual infrastructure. These can be events issued by the hypervisor or Veeam Backup & Replication events.
- Rules for a specific condition or state are rules for alerting about an important condition or changed state of infrastructure objects.
For the full list of available rule types, see Appendix B. Alarm Rules.
One alarm can include up to 8 rules. You can link two or more rules with the help of Boolean operators:
- AND — if rules are joined with this operator, an alarm is triggered when conditions for all linked rules are met.
- OR — if rules are joined with this operator, an alarm is triggered when a condition for any of the linked rules is met.
You can form several groups of linked rules and join them with different operators. To learn how to link rules, see Step 3. Specify Alarm Rule(s) and Severity.