Creating Global Custom alarms

You can configure Global Custom alarms when you require a unique alarm that is the same for every service of the same type. Customizing alarm settings enables you to create a customized methodology for monitoring the StorageGRID system.

Before you begin

About this task

Global alarms override Default alarms. You should not change Default alarm values unless absolutely necessary. By changing Default alarms, you run the risk of concealing problems that might otherwise trigger an alarm.


  1. Select Alarms. Then, in the Alarms section of the menu, select Global Alarms.
  2. Add a new row to the Global Custom alarms table:
    • To add a new alarm, click Edit edit icon (if this is the first entry) or Insert insert icon.
      Global Alarms page
    • To modify a Default alarm, search for the Default alarm.
      1. Under Filter by, select either Attribute Code or Attribute Name.
      2. Type a search string.

        Specify four characters or use wildcards (for example, A??? or AB*). Asterisks (*) represent multiple characters, and question marks (?) represent a single character.

      3. Click the arrow right arrow icon, or press Enter.
      4. In the list of results, click Copy copy icon next to the alarm you want to modify.

        The Default alarm is copied to the Global Custom alarms table.

  3. Make any necessary changes to the Global Custom alarms settings:
    Heading Description
    Enabled Select or unselect the check box to enable or disable the alarm.

    Select the name and code of the attribute being monitored from the list of all attributes applicable to the selected service or component.

    To display information about the attribute, click Info information icon next to the attribute’s name.

    Severity The icon and text indicating the level of the alarm.
    Message The reason for the alarm (connection lost, storage space below 10%, and so on).
    Operator Operators for testing the current attribute value against the Value threshold:
    • = equals
    • > greater than
    • < less than
    • >= greater than or equal to
    • <= less than or equal to
    • ≠ not equal to

    The alarm’s threshold value used to test against the attribute’s actual value using the operator.

    The entry can be a single number, a range of numbers specified with a colon (1:3), or a comma-delineated list of numbers and ranges.

    Additional Recipients A supplementary list of email addresses to be notified when the alarm is triggered. This is in addition to the mailing list configured on the Alarms > Email Setup page. Lists are comma delineated.
    Note: Mailing lists require SMTP server setup in order to operate. Before adding mailing lists, confirm that SMTP is configured.

    Notifications for Custom alarms can override notifications from Global Custom or Default alarms.

    Actions Control buttons to:

    edit icon Edit a row

    insert icon Insert a row

    delete icon Delete a row

    drag and drop icon Drag-and-drop a row up or down

    copy icon Copy a row

  4. Click Apply Changes.