How to control alert flooding in solman monitoring?
I am working on monitoring in solman 7.1 SP12 for an AS JAVA system (Portal system to be precise). I have finished the config and activated the metrics which I require. However I am not able to control the frequency of alerts that are generated.
I know that for each alert there are options to decide the threshold and the rule using which the alert will be generated. There is also a data collection period for each alert. But these do not really answer my problem.
I have an alert for high CPU configured for linux host. The interval for collection is 5 mins. Now if the value crosses the threshold then an alert is generated, which is fine. But my issue is that the same alert is coming continuously over a period of time. I want to restrict this alert to only one or two may be. Is there any way to do that?
Also please tell me what exactly is the role of alert severity in monitoring?
I seem to miss the logic behind alert frequency. Please help.