The “Occurring on the same element” causality relationship in the VMware Smart Assurance NOTIF Editor allows a notification on an element to be set to cause another notification on the same element. For example, PowerSupply.Down may cause Router.Down.
Let us slightly change the preceding example where the NCI is for PowerSupply::network:220.127.116.11:PowerSupply-1::Down, but it is specified as “occurring on the same element” in the VMware Smart Assurance NOTIF Editor. Assume the .PowerSupply.Down causes .Router.Down. If a .PowerSupply.Down notification is created, VMware Smart Assurance NOTIF will find its elements (probably Routers) and if any of those routers had .Router.Down notifications, then those notifications would be related to the .PowerSupply.Down notification.