Class CIM_AlertIndication
extends CIM_ProcessIndication

A concrete superclass for CIM Alert notifications. An AlertIndication is a specialized type of CIM_Indication that contains information about the severity, cause, recommended actions and other data of a real world event. This event and its data may or may not be modeled in the CIM class hierarchy.

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Class Qualifiers

NameData TypeValue
DescriptionstringA concrete superclass for CIM Alert notifications. An AlertIndication is a specialized type of CIM_Indication that contains information about the severity, cause, recommended actions and other data of a real world event. This event and its data may or may not be modeled in the CIM class hierarchy.

Class Properties

Local Class Properties

NameData TypeDefault ValueQualifiers
NameData TypeValue
DescriptionstringThe format of the AlertingManagedElement property is interpretable based upon the value of this property. Values are defined as: 0 - Unknown. The format is unknown or not meaningfully interpretable by a CIM client application. 1 - Other. The format is defined by the value of the OtherAlertingElementFormat property. 2 - CIMObjectPath. The format is a CIMObjectPath, with format <NamespacePath>:<ClassName>.<Prop1>="<Value1>", <Prop2>="<Value2>", . . . specifying an instance in the CIM Schema.
ModelCorrespondencestringCIM_AlertIndication.AlertingManagedElement, CIM_AlertIndication.OtherAlertingElementFormat
ValueMapstring0, 1, 2
ValuesstringUnknown, Other, CIMObjectPath
DescriptionstringThe identifying information of the entity (ie, the instance) for which this Indication is generated. The property contains the path of an instance, encoded as a string parameter - if the instance is modeled in the CIM Schema. If not a CIM instance, the property contains some identifying string that names the entity for which the Alert is generated. The path or identifying string is formatted per the AlertingElementFormat property.
DescriptionstringPrimary classification of the Indication. The following values are defined: 1 - Other. The Indication's OtherAlertType property conveys its classification. Use of "Other" in an enumeration is a standard CIM convention. It means that the current Indication does not fit into the categories described by this enumeration. 2 - Communications Alert. An Indication of this type is principally associated with the procedures and/or processes required to convey information from one point to another. 3 - Quality of Service Alert. An Indication of this type is principally associated with a degradation or errors in the performance or function of an entity. 4 - Processing Error. An Indication of this type is principally associated with a software or processing fault. 5 - Device Alert. An Indication of this type is principally associated with an equipment or hardware fault. 6 - Environmental Alert. An Indication of this type is principally associated with a condition relating to an enclosure in which the hardware resides, or other environmental considerations. 7 - Model Change. The Indication addresses changes in the Information Model. For example, it may embed a Lifecycle Indication to convey the specific model change being alerted. 8 - Security Alert. An Indication of this type is associated with security violations, detection of viruses, and similar issues.
MappingStringsstringRecommendation.ITU|X733.Event type
ValueMapstring1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
ValuesstringOther, Communications Alert, Quality of Service Alert, Processing Error, Device Alert, Environmental Alert, Model Change, Security Alert
DescriptionstringA short description of the Indication.
MappingStringsstringRecommendation.ITU|X733.Additional text
DescriptionstringAn instrumentation or provider specific value that describes the underlying "real-world" event represented by the Indication. Two Indications with the same, non NULL EventID value are considered, by the creating entity, to represent the same event. The comparison of two EventID values is only defined for Alert Indications with identical, non NULL values of SystemCreateClassName, SystemName and ProviderName.
DescriptionstringThe time and date the underlying event was first detected. If specified, this property MUST be set to NULL if the creating entity is not capable of providing this information. This value is based on the notion of local date and time of the Managed System Element generating the Indication.
DescriptionstringThe formatted message. This message is constructed by combining some or all of the dynamic elements specified in the MessageArguments property with the static elements uniquely identified by the MessageID in a message registry or other catalog associated with the OwningEntity.
ModelCorrespondencestringCIM_AlertIndication.MessageID, CIM_AlertIndication.MessageArguments
DescriptionstringA string that uniquely identifies, within the scope of the OwningEntity, the format of the Message.
ModelCorrespondencestringCIM_AlertIndication.Message, CIM_AlertIndication.MessageArguments
DescriptionstringA string defining "Other" values for AlertingElementFormat. This value MUST be set to a non NULL value when AlertingElementFormat is set to a value of 1 ("Other"). For all other values of AlertingElementFormat, the value of this string must be set to NULL.
DescriptionstringA string describing the Alert type - used when the AlertType property is set to 1, "Other State Change".
DescriptionstringA string that uniquely identifies the entity that owns the definition of the format of the Message described in this instance. OwningEntity MUST include a copyrighted, trademarked or otherwise unique name that is owned by the business entity or standards body defining the format.
DescriptionstringAn enumerated value that describes the severity of the Alert Indication from the notifier's point of view: 1 - Other, by CIM convention, is used to indicate that the Severity's value can be found in the OtherSeverity property. 3 - Degraded/Warning should be used when its appropriate to let the user decide if action is needed. 4 - Minor should be used to indicate action is needed, but the situation is not serious at this time. 5 - Major should be used to indicate action is needed NOW. 6 - Critical should be used to indicate action is needed NOW and the scope is broad (perhaps an imminent outage to a critical resource will result). 7 - Fatal/NonRecoverable should be used to indicate an error occurred, but it's too late to take remedial action. 2 and 0 - Information and Unknown (respectively) follow common usage. Literally, the AlertIndication is purely informational or its severity is simply unknown.
MappingStringsstringRecommendation.ITU|X733.Perceived severity
ValueMapstring0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
ValuesstringUnknown, Other, Information, Degraded/Warning, Minor, Major, Critical, Fatal/NonRecoverable
DescriptionstringAn enumerated value that describes the probable cause of the situation which resulted in the AlertIndication.
MappingStringsstringRecommendation.ITU|X733.Probable cause, Recommendation.ITU|M3100.probableCause, ITU-IANA-ALARM-TC
ModelCorrespondencestringCIM_AlertIndication.ProbableCauseDescription, CIM_AlertIndication.EventID, CIM_AlertIndication.EventTime
ValueMapstring0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130
ValuesstringUnknown, Other, Adapter/Card Error, Application Subsystem Failure, Bandwidth Reduced, Connection Establishment Error, Communications Protocol Error, Communications Subsystem Failure, Configuration/Customization Error, Congestion, Corrupt Data, CPU Cycles Limit Exceeded, Dataset/Modem Error, Degraded Signal, DTE-DCE Interface Error, Enclosure Door Open, Equipment Malfunction, Excessive Vibration, File Format Error, Fire Detected, Flood Detected, Framing Error, HVAC Problem, Humidity Unacceptable, I/O Device Error, Input Device Error, LAN Error, Non-Toxic Leak Detected, Local Node Transmission Error, Loss of Frame, Loss of Signal, Material Supply Exhausted, Multiplexer Problem, Out of Memory, Output Device Error, Performance Degraded, Power Problem, Pressure Unacceptable, Processor Problem (Internal Machine Error), Pump Failure, Queue Size Exceeded, Receive Failure, Receiver Failure, Remote Node Transmission Error, Resource at or Nearing Capacity, Response Time Excessive, Retransmission Rate Excessive, Software Error, Software Program Abnormally Terminated, Software Program Error (Incorrect Results), Storage Capacity Problem, Temperature Unacceptable, Threshold Crossed, Timing Problem, Toxic Leak Detected, Transmit Failure, Transmitter Failure, Underlying Resource Unavailable, Version MisMatch, Previous Alert Cleared, Login Attempts Failed, Software Virus Detected, Hardware Security Breached, Denial of Service Detected, Security Credential MisMatch, Unauthorized Access, Alarm Received, Loss of Pointer, Payload Mismatch, Transmission Error, Excessive Error Rate, Trace Problem, Element Unavailable, Element Missing, Loss of Multi Frame, Broadcast Channel Failure, Invalid Message Received, Routing Failure, Backplane Failure, Identifier Duplication, Protection Path Failure, Sync Loss or Mismatch, Terminal Problem, Real Time Clock Failure, Antenna Failure, Battery Charging Failure, Disk Failure, Frequency Hopping Failure, Loss of Redundancy, Power Supply Failure, Signal Quality Problem, Battery Discharging, Battery Failure, Commercial Power Problem, Fan Failure, Engine Failure, Sensor Failure, Fuse Failure, Generator Failure, Low Battery, Low Fuel, Low Water, Explosive Gas, High Winds, Ice Buildup, Smoke, Memory Mismatch, Out of CPU Cycles, Software Environment Problem, Software Download Failure, Element Reinitialized, Timeout, Logging Problems, Leak Detected, Protection Mechanism Failure, Protecting Resource Failure, Database Inconsistency, Authentication Failure, Breach of Confidentiality, Cable Tamper, Delayed Information, Duplicate Information, Information Missing, Information Modification, Information Out of Sequence, Key Expired, Non-Repudiation Failure, Out of Hours Activity, Out of Service, Procedural Error, Unexpected Information
DescriptionstringProvides additional information related to the ProbableCause.
DescriptionstringThe name of the Provider generating this Indication.
DescriptionstringThe scoping System's CreationClassName for the Provider generating this Indication.
DescriptionstringThe scoping System's Name for the Provider generating this Indication.
DescriptionstringProvides information on trending - trending up, down or no change.
ValueMapstring0, 1, 2, 3, 4
ValuesstringUnknown, Not Applicable, Trending Up, Trending Down, No Change
DescriptionstringAn array containing the dynamic content of the message.
ModelCorrespondencestringCIM_AlertIndication.Message, CIM_AlertIndication.MessageID
DescriptionstringFree form descriptions of the recommended actions to take to resolve the cause of the notification.
MappingStringsstringRecommendation.ITU|X733.Proposed repair actions

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