About Events

The Events page displays all the events occurring in the virtual fabric node, VM Domain, and VM manager. An event is an incident that occur at a specific point in time. Examples of events include:

  • Cloud provider License Expiry
  • UCT-V Inventory Update Completed
  • Cloud provider Connection Status Changed

An Alarm is a response to one or more related events. If an event is considered of high severity, then GigaVUE‑FM raises an alarm. An example of alarm could be your cloud provider license expiry.

The alarms and events broadly fall into the following categories: Critical, Major, Minor, or info.

Navigate to Dashboard > SYSTEM > Events. The Event page appears.

The following table describes the parameters recording for each alarm or event. You can also use filters to narrow down the results.

Controls/ Parameters



The source from where the events are generated. The criteria can be as follows:

■   FM - indicates the event was flagged by the Fabric Manager.
■   IP address - is the address of the GigaVUE HC Series node that detected the event. For a node to be able to send notifications to the Fabric Manager, the SNMP_TRAP must be configured with the Fabric Manager’s IP address specified as a host. Refer to the GigaVUE Administration Guide for instructions on adding a destination for SNMP traps.
■   VMM - indicates the event was flagged by the Virtual Machine Manager.
■   FM Health - indicates the event was flagged due to the health status change of GigaVUE-FM.


The timestamp when the event occurred.

IMPORTANT:Timestamps are shown in the time zone of the client browser’s computer and not the time zone of the node reporting the event. The timestamp is based on the correctly configured clock on the GigaVUE-FM server and converted from UTC to the client computer’s configured time zone.

Event Type

The type of event that generated the events. The type of events can be CPU utilization high, cluster updated, device discovery failed, fan tray changed, netflow statistics, and so on.


The severity is one of Critical, Major, Minor, or Info.

Info is informational messages. For example, when power status change notification is displayed, then the message is displayed as Info.

Affected Entity Type

The resource type associated with the event. For example, when low disk space notification is generated, 'Chassis' is displayed as the affected entity type.

Affected Entity

The resource ID of the affected entity type. For example, when low disk space notification is generated, the IP address of the node with the low disk space is displayed as the affected entity.

Alias Event Alias

Device IP

The IP address of the device.

Host Name

The host name of the device.


The category to which the events belong. Events can belong to the following category: Domain, Node, Card, Port, Stack, Cluster, Chassis, GigaVUE-FM, GigaVUE-VM, and so on. For example, if there is a notification generated for port utilization low threshold, the scope is displayed as Physical Node.

To filter the alarms and event:

  1. Click Filter. The Filter quick view is displayed.
  2. Select the filtering criteria, then click Apply Filter. The results are displayed in the Events page.