Alerts are cluster faults or errors and are reported as they occur. Alerts can be information, warnings, or errors and are a good indicator of how well the cluster is running. Most errors resolve themselves automatically; however, some might require manual intervention.

You can view information about individual system alerts on the Alerts page of the Reporting tab from the NetApp Element Management extension point.

After the system resolves an alert, all information about the alert including the date it was resolved is moved to the Resolved view.

The following list describes the columns on the page.

Unique ID for a cluster alert.
  • warning: A minor issue that might soon require attention. System upgrades are still allowed at this severity level.
  • error: A failure that might cause performance degradation or loss of high availability (HA). Errors generally should not affect service otherwise.
  • critical: A serious failure that affects service. The system is unable to serve API or client I/O requests. Operating in this state could lead to potential loss of data.
  • bestPractice: A recommended system configuration best practice is not being used.
  • node: Fault affecting an entire node.
  • drive: Fault affecting an individual drive.
  • cluster: Fault affecting the entire cluster.
  • service: Fault affecting a service on the cluster.
  • volume: Fault affecting a volume on the cluster.

Node ID for the node that this fault refers to. Included for node and drive faults, otherwise set to - (dash).

Drive ID
Drive ID for the drive that this fault refers to. Included for drive faults, otherwise set to - (dash).
Error Code
A descriptive code that indicates what caused the fault.
Detailed description of the fault.
This heading is only visible in Active filter view. The date and time the fault was logged.
Resolution Date
This heading is only visible in Resolved filter view. The date and time the fault was resolved.