Muting and Unmuting Alarms

Describes how to mute and unmute alarms using either the Control System or the CLI.

You can mute (silence) one or more (non-critical) alarms for a specific period of time using either the Control System or the CLI. The alarm will be silenced for the duration of the mute period and CLDB will raise the alarm again after the mute period only if the conditions for raising the alarm instance again are met.

Muting Alarm(s) Using the Control System

The Mute action is available in all the Active Alarms pane and in the Alarms Summary page. To mute alarm(s):

  1. Click Mute to display the Mute Alarms dialog.
  2. Verify the alarm(s) to mute.
  3. Select the period of time (1 hour, 6 hours, or 24 hours) to mute the alarm for from the Mute Alarms for drop-down list.
  4. Click Mute Alarms to mute the alarm(s).
    The alarm will be raised again if the associated issue is not resolved within the specified period of time.

Muting Alarm(s) Using the CLI

The basic command to mute an alarm is:

maprcli alarm mute -alarm <alarm name>[:<entity>]:<mute_period>

For complete reference, see alarm mute.

Unmuting Alarm(s) Using the CLI

The basic command to mute an alarm is:

maprcli alarm unmute

For complete reference, see alarm unmute.