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12.5 and 12.7

View system alerts


You can view alerts for information about cluster faults or errors in the system. Alerts can be information, warnings, or errors and are a good indicator of how well the cluster is running. Most errors resolve themselves automatically.

You can use the ListClusterFaults API method to automate alert monitoring. This enables you to be notified about all alerts that occur.

  1. In the Element UI, select Reporting > Alerts.

    The system refreshes the alerts on the page every 30 seconds.

    For every event, you see the following information:




    Unique ID associated with a cluster alert.


    The degree of importance of the alert. Possible values:

    • warning: A minor issue that might soon require attention. System upgrades are still allowed.

    • 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.


    The component that the fault affects. Can be node, drive, cluster, service, or volume.


    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.


    A description of the fault with additional details.


    The date and time the fault was logged.

  2. Click Show Details for an individual alert to view information about the alert.

  3. To view the details of all alerts on the page, click the Details column.

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