Manage events using the GUI

This page describes how to manage events using the GUI.

With the GUI, you can:

View events

The events enable you to investigate issues that occur in the system.

The System Events page provides the following details:

  • Severity: The severity of the event. The options are Info (lowest), Warning, Minor, Major, and Critical (highest).

  • Timestamp: The date and time the event occurred. You can switch the display time between local and system time through the top bar.

  • Process ID: The process ID created the event.

  • Origin: The event's originator, such as a user, backend, or cluster. For example, when a user creates a filesystem, the username appears as the event's originator.

  • Category: The category options include Alerts, Cloud, Clustering, Config, Custom, Drive, Events, Filesystem, InterfaceGroup, Kms, Licensing, NFS, Network, Node, ObjectStorage, Org, Raid, Resources, S3, Security, Smb, System, Traces, Upgrade, and User.

  • Name: The name of the event.

  • Description: The description of the event.

You can select the Advanced switch to display internal events. This option is helpful for experts investigating internal issues.


  1. From the menu, select Investigate > Events.

Filter events

You can filter the events according to the event severity, timestamp, category, or event name. You can also filter events by multiple categories and multiple event names.


Display events of a specific minimum severity
  1. Select the filter icon of the Severity column.

  2. Select the required minimum severity. For example, the Critical events are displayed if you select the Major severity.

Display events of a specific period
  1. Select the filter icon of the Timestamp column.

  2. In the From field, select the timestamp of the beginning of the period to display.

  3. In the To field, select the timestamp of the end of the period to display or select Now.

  4. Select OK.

  5. Select Filter.

Display events of specific categories
  1. Select the filter icon of the Category column.

  2. In the Filter Categories, select the category you want to display. You can select multiple categories.

  3. Select Filter.

Display events with specific event names
  1. Select the filter icon of the Event column.

  2. In the Events Filter, select the event name you want to display. You can select multiple event names.

  3. Select Filter.

Display events by a predefined template

You can display events according to predefined templates based on a combination of event names with the same logical context. For example, selecting the Processes template displays all events related to processes. A predefined template enables focusing on certain areas of the system.

The predefined templates include protocols, object store, cluster-wide tasks, filesystems, quota, snapshots, clients, and processes.


  1. In the Events page, select Predefined Templates.

  2. Select from the list the required template to display.

Related topics

List of events

Switch the display time