IP Performance Manager exports the results of its network performance analysis to the Global Manager in the form of notifications, which are displayed in the Notification Log Console view of the Global Console. The notifications identify IP Performance Manager by its domain name in the Source attribute and also the IP Performance Manager can be identified by its domain manager group. Users can double-click a notification to view detailed information about the notification.

IP Performance Manager creates three types of notifications: faults, events, and exceptions. Exceptions are also referred to as aggregate events.

  • A fault indicates a performance problem detected by IP Performance Manager. Examples of faults are:

    • HighErrorRate for a network adapter

    • HighUtilization of a switch’s backplane

    • HighBufferMissRate on a system’s memory component

  • An event indicates an abnormal condition detected by IP Performance Manager.

  • An exception indicates that one or more faults are occurring in a particular system or VLAN.

    The VMware Smart Assurance IP Manager User Guide provides information about viewing the notifications, and the VMware Smart Assurance IP Manager Reference Guide provides descriptions and examples of the types of faults detected by IP Performance Manager.

    Note:

    You view the impacts for a network problem notification by clicking the Impact tab in the Notification Properties dialog box. The Impact tab lists all of the affected objects for the notification. Because IP Performance Manager does not diagnose root-cause problems, it does not diagnose impacts. Therefore, the Notification Properties dialog box for notifications generated by IP Performance Manager does not contain the Impact tab.