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Performance and Fault Management by James M. Thompson, Kent J. Phelps, Robert L. Pavone, Christopher E. Elliott, Paul L. Della Maggiora

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Chapter 5. Configuring Events

As network administrators, we all want our network to be as reliable as possible. If the network develops a problem or is reaching capacity in some area, we want to know about it as soon as possible—preferably before users begin complaining.

Your network devices will report symptoms of problems by generating events. An event in this context is a message indicating that a device or application in your network has discovered something of note. Your network devices will generate many types of events automatically. In addition, you can use triggers to define or modify the conditions under which events are generated. Triggers are points of interest in specific data objects that generate events when these points are satisfied. ...

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