Creating and editing event severity colors for Windows event lists

In event lists, different colors are used to depict the different degrees of event severities. You can view, create, and modify the severity colors used in Windows event lists. You can select different colors for acknowledged and unacknowledged alerts.

Resolved from fix pack 2

Before you begin

Event lists can display events from multiple data sources in the same list. If you are using more than one data source and colors have been defined differently, the color displayed depends on the data source that the event comes from.

About this task

To create or edit event severity colors in Windows event lists:

Procedure

  1. From the Netcool/OMNIbus Administrator window, select the Visual menu button.
  2. Click Colors.
    The Colors pane opens.
  3. To add a severity color, click Add Color Definition in the toolbar.
    The Color Details window opens.
  4. To edit a severity color, select the severity color to edit and then click Edit Color Definition in the toolbar.
    The Color Details window opens.
  5. Complete this window as follows:
    Severity
    If you are creating a new color, specify the alert severity value.
    Conversion
    This field displays the conversion for this alert severity (if one exists). Conversions are used to translate integer values into strings for readability. For example, the default conversion for a severity of 4 is Major.
    Unacknowledged
    This area displays the color for the alert severity when it is unacknowledged in event lists. The default alert severity colors for unacknowledged alerts are:
    • 0 - Green
    • 1 - Violet
    • 2 - Blue
    • 3 - Yellow
    • 4 - Orange
    • 5 - Red
    Click the Show color picker button to select the color for unacknowledged alerts of that severity. From the resulting Color Picker dialog box, choose a color using its swatch, HSB, and RGB values, and then click OK.
    Acknowledged
    This area displays the color for the alert severity when it is acknowledged in event lists. The default alert severity colors for acknowledged alerts are:
    • 0 - Dark Green
    • 1 - Dark Violet
    • 2 - Dark Blue
    • 3 - Dark Yellow
    • 4 - Dark Orange
    • 5 - Dark Red
    Click the Show color picker button to select the color for acknowledged alerts of that severity. From the resulting Color Picker dialog box, choose a color using its swatch, HSB, and RGB values, and then click OK.
  6. Save or cancel your changes as follows:
    OK
    Click this button to save the color details and close the window. New severity colors are added to the Colors pane.
    Cancel
    Click this button to close the window without saving your changes.