All lines in the original event-filter-conf.xml file are commented-out, meaning that by default the Global Manager does not load any event filter definitions from the event-filter-conf.xml file.

You use the event-filter-conf.xml file to create a table of events for which Business Impact Manager will not generate business impact notifications. An event filter definition is designated as a ClassName::EventName pair.

The format of the event-filter-conf.xml file is defined in the BASEDIR/smarts/conf/ics/bim-config.dtd file.