17.2 Notification of Events

By default, notification of an event takes place when an Advisor is executed and the severity level for a given Advisor changes from a lower status to a higher one. This occurs on the first change to each individual severity level until the event is closed.

This behavior is set when creating an event handler (Configuration, Event Handling, Create Event Handler). The SMTP Notification Policy and SNMP Notification Policy options include:

If auto-close is enabled for a given advisor, this notification sequence is still valid, but the event is automatically closed when the event reaches the Ok state. This re-enables notification when the advisor creates a new event.