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Monitor rules in your infrastructure

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To monitor your infrastructure, you can remediate failed rules, suppress rules, view the list of rules that have been suppressed and, if desired, select to end the suppression.

Review alerts for failed rules and warnings

Converged Systems Advisor continuously monitors your infrastructure and generates warnings and failures to ensure that the system is configured and performing to best practices.

Steps
  1. Log in to the Converged Systems Advisor portal and click Rules.

    The Rules page displays a summary of all rules. The status for each rule is either Pass, Warning, or Fail.

  2. Click the filter icon in the Status column and select Fail, Warning, or both.

    Shows the filter icon which enables you to filter the table so it shows only the rules that passed

  3. Review details about individual rules by clicking the arrow next to the Status column.

    Shows details about a rule

  4. Follow the instructions in the resolution to fix the issue.

    If needed, review the configuration history for the infrastructure to help you resolve the issue.

After you finish

The status for the rules that you addressed should display as Pass after the agent’s next collection period.

Remediate failed rules

Converged Systems Advisor can resolve some failed rules for you by correcting the underlying issue with the converged infrastructure.

About this task
  • You must have the Premium license.

  • You must be assigned as an owner of the converged infrastructure.

Steps
  1. Log in to the Converged Systems Advisor portal and click Rules.

    The Rules page displays a summary of all rules. The status for each rule is either Pass, Warning, or Fail.

  2. Select Filter rules that can be remediated.

  3. Expand the rule that you want to resolve.

  4. Click Shows the wrench icon which enables you to automatically fix failed rules. in the top right corner of the expanded rule.

    If the icon is disabled, it’s either because the agent is offline, you don’t have Owner privileges, or because you don’t have a Premium license.

  5. If necessary, fill in the input values.

    Depending on the failed rule, some input values are necessary to resolve the issue.

  6. If you want a data collection to be taken after the successful completion of the remediation, then select the option Collect When Remediation Job Completes.

  7. Click Run remediation.

  8. Click Confirm.

  9. To view actions being taken to resolve failed rules, click the Operations icon and selection Remediation Action.

    Shows the operations icon that opens the menu to see remediated actions.

Suppress failed rules

Converged Systems Advisor allows you to suppress rules so that do not show up in dashboard and no longer send email notifications on rule failure.

For example, enabling telnet is not recommended, but if you prefer to enable it, you can suppress the rule.

About this task

You must have the Premium license to configure notifications.

Steps
  1. From the Dashboard, click Rules.

  2. Find the rules that you are looking for by filtering the contents of the table.

  3. Select one or more rows for rules that have a status of Warning or Fail and then click the Alerts icon.

    Shows the alerts icon above the table which enables you to suppress rules.

  4. Select a duration and then click Submit.

If you want to enable the alerts, follow these same steps and select End Suppression.
Result

Converged Systems Advisor no longer notifies you about the rule for the specified duration and the rule will no longer be visible in the dashboard.

Display suppressed rules

Steps
  1. Click the Settings icon and select Suppressed Rules.

    Shows settins icon which opens menu to select suppressed rules.

  2. Select the suppressed rules that you want to begin displaying.

  3. Click the Alerts icon.

    Shows the alerts icon above the table which enables you to suppress rules.

  4. Select End Suppression and then click Submit.

Result

Alerts are enabled for the selected rule and the rule is displayed in the Rules table and dashboard.