Disabling an alert rule

You can change the enabled/disabled state for a default or custom alert rule.

Before you begin

About this task

When an alert rule is disabled, its expressions are not evaluated and no alerts are triggered.
Attention: In general, disabling a default alert rule is not recommended. If an alert rule is disabled, you might not detect an underlying problem until it prevents a critical operation from completing.

Procedure

  1. Select Alerts > Rules.
    The Alert Rules page appears.
  2. Select the radio button for the alert rule you want to disable or enable.
  3. Select Edit rule.
    The Edit Rule dialog box appears.
  4. Select or unselect the Enabled check box to determine if this alert rule is currently enabled.

    If an alert rule is disabled, its expressions are not evaluated and no alerts are triggered.

    Note: If you disable the alert rule for a current alert, you must wait a few minutes for the alert to no longer display as an active alert.
  5. Click Save.
    Disabled appears in the Status column.