General settings of an alarm definition include alarm name, description, and type. You can also enable and disable the alarm from the general settings page.


  • Required Privilege: Alarms.Create alarm or Alarms.Modify alarm

  • In the alarm definition wizard, click the General page. See Create or Edit Alarms.


  1. Type a name and description.
  2. Select the type of inventory object that this alarm monitors.
  3. Select the type of activity that this alarm monitors.
    Note: Depending on the type of activity that you choose to monitor, the options on the Triggers page that follow the General page in the alarm definitions wizard, change.
  4. Click the Enable this alarm check-box if you want to enable the alarm immediately after creation.
  5. Click Next.

What to do next

Set alarm triggers.