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  • 1.  Define "Probable Causes" using variable

    Posted May 24, 2019 03:49 AM

    Fellow Spectrum admins,


    I would like to use a variable as part of the "Probable causes" alarm description, but I can't find what is the attribute for it.

    My plan is to use Event Procedure to append that, but this key information is missing.


    Does anyone know it?


    Thanks and regards,


  • 2.  Re: Define "Probable Causes" using variable

    Posted May 24, 2019 07:59 AM

    Are you referring to the Dynamic Alarm Title? Working with Events and Alarms - CA Spectrum - 10.2 to 10.2.3 - CA Technologies Documentation 


    Can we get more details as to exactly what you are trying to accomplish?



  • 3.  Re: Define "Probable Causes" using variable

    Posted May 24, 2019 08:16 AM

    Hi Joe,


    Not exactly, I don't want to change the Alarm Title in any way, but the information that appears in the "Probable Cause" field, for example:


    I cannot simply edit the event directly because I don't want it to be static. I want to add one Event variable to the text, to make it look like this (e.g.):

    1) Possible security issue on {S 2}. Commonly, high Memory utilization is caused by a security issue, such as a worm or virus operating in your network. This is especially likely to be the cause if no recent changes have been made to the network.



    Is it somehow achievable?




  • 4.  Re: Define "Probable Causes" using variable
    Best Answer

    Posted May 24, 2019 08:56 AM

    To my knowledge there is no way to modify the Probable Cause information. The only thing I can think of is to generate specific events based on the value of the Event Variable(s) to generate an alarm using a specific Probable Cause file.



  • 5.  Re: Define "Probable Causes" using variable

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted May 24, 2019 09:03 AM

    Not aware of any way to do this currently but it's a great idea for an enhancement.

  • 6.  Re: Define "Probable Causes" using variable

    Posted May 24, 2019 09:30 AM

    Thanks Joe and Robert,


    I will look into other alternatives and raise the enhancement idea.


    Best regards,