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Monitor Action Suppression Properties

When monitoring endpoints that can trigger a high frequency of actions (e.g. Ping and CPU Monitors), it may become necessary to temporarily suppress, pause or silence the monitors so actions are dropped for a period of time (e.g. When applying operating system patches or making DNS changes).

Use the Action Suppression Tab found within the Monitor Status View to temporarily suppress monitor actions.

How to temporarily suppress monitor actions:

  • From the Explorer View, navigate to the host that is triggering actions then expand.
  • Find the assigned Template, also known as a Monitor, then right click and select Explore. The Monitor Status View displays.
  • From the Monitor Status View, select the Action Suppression Tab.
  • Use the Suppress duplicate triggers option to suppress duplicate actions from being re-run after a monitor re-triggers or re-errors (e.g. If running a Ping Monitor every 15 seconds, you will no longer receive subsequent notifications the first alert. Subsequent alerts will only be sent after the triggered state is cleared).
  • Use the Re-enable after option to automatically re-enable actions after the defined frequency (e.g. If this value is set to re-enable after 15 minutes, all actions are suppressed for 15 minutes). Once automatically re-enabled, the assigned actions will run the next time the monitor triggers.
  • Once enabled, the Status Table displays the following metadata:
    Started AtThe time monitor actions was temporarily suppressed.
    RemainingThe amount of remaining time before the monitor can trigger actions again.
    CountThe number of suppressed actions.
Alert Monitor action suppression settings are saved to memory only. Restarting the service clears all previously set monitor action suppression settings.
Monitor action suppression options and status

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