The event is defined either by the system or the user. The system events are predefined events.

The system events are listed in the System Events page under Settings. The following fields are specified for each event. You can filter the events based on these fields.

Table 1.




This field specifies the name of the event.


This field specifies the severity of the event. You can set it to the following values:

  • Critical

  • Moderate

  • Warning

  • Info


This field specifies if the event denotes a problem or a change.


This field specifies that the event is configured to either include or exclude entities for event generation. By default, the value is All.


This field specifies the types of notifications that are sent. The notifications can be sent by email or SNMP trap or both.


This option is selected if the event is enabled.

When you hover the mouse on each event, you can see More Information. By clicking this option, you can see the description, event tags, and entity type for that event.

You can perform the following tasks on the system events:

  • Disable an event for a particular entity

  • Edit an event

  • Perform bulk edit

Perform bulk edit

  1. In the System Events page, when you select multiple events, the options Enable, Disable, and Edit appear above the list.

  2. Click Edit.

  3. In the Edit page, you have the following options:

    • Override existing values: In this option, only the fields that you edit will get overwritten.

    • Add to existing: In this option, you can add to the existing values such as email addresses and event tags.

  4. Click Submit.

Edit an event

  1. Click the edit icon after the Enabled column for a particular event.

  2. You can add or remove event tags if required.

  3. You can change the severity.

  4. Check Include/Exclude entities if you want the event to be enabled or disabled for selected entities.

  5. To create inclusion rules:

    1. Select Inclusion List.

    2. Specify the entities which you want to include for the event under Conditions.

  6. To create exclusion rules:

    1. Select Exclusion List.

    2. Specify the entities which you want to exclude for the event under Conditions.

    • You can create multiple rules in both inclusion and exclusion lists.

    • When you select NSX Manager, you can add exceptions in both the lists. You can define exception if you want the inclusion or the exclusion rule to hold exception for a particular entity.

    • You can also specify Custom Search by writing your own query to include or exclude entities.

  7. Select Enable Notifications if you want to configure when the notifications have to be sent. Specify the email address and the frequency at which you would like to receive the emails.

Disable an event for a particular entity

  1. You can select an event in the Open Problems widget in the Homepage. You can also enter Problems in the search bar and select an event from the list.

  2. Select a particular event and click Archive.

  3. Select Disable all events of this type in future for and select an entity or all entities.

  4. Click Save.


    The changes made in severity, tags, or inclusion/exclusion rules will reflect for the future events. The existing events continue to show the old configuration.