Monitor Alerts

Applies To: Wi-Fi Cloud-managed Access Points (AP120, AP125, AP225W, AP320, AP322, AP325, AP327X, AP420)

The Alerts monitoring page displays a list of all types of generated alerts. The alerts monitoring page enables you to view, locate, acknowledge, delete, mark as read or unread, and toggle the state of an alert.

You can view WiFi, WIPS, and System related alerts. For more information on how to configure alerts, see Configure Alerts.

For a full list of alerts that can appear, see Wi-Fi Cloud Events and Alerts.

You can freeze columns, add or remove columns, filter the display, and switch to full screen mode using the icons at the top-right of the page. For more information, see Table Actions for Monitor Pages.

Screen shot of the Monitor > Alerts page in Discover

The Alerts page displays this information:

Field Description

A system-generated alert ID.


Status of an alert:

  • Green: The alert is live.
  • Grey: The alert is expired.
  • Other: Alerts that were stopped as soon as they were generated.
Affects Security Status Indicates if this alert affects the security status of your network.
Summary Reason for which the alert was generated.
Category Category of the alert.

Location where the alert was generated.

Start Time Time when the alert was generated.
Stop Time Time when the alert was stopped.

Alert Actions

You can perform these actions when you right-click an alert:

To select all alerts, select the check box at the top of the selection column. To perform an action on the selected alerts, right-click on any alert in the alert listing area.

Screen shot of the Alerts page with the alert actions displayed

  • Delete — Delete the alert from the list.
  • Mark as Unread — Mark the alert as unread.
  • Mark as Read — Mark the alert as read.
  • Affects Security Status — Manually set if the alert affects the security status of your network.
  • Does Not Affect Security Status — Manually set if the alert does not affect the security status of your network.
  • Acknowledge — Acknowledge an alert. The alert will then appear in the acknowledgment trail so that other administrators can check to know which user has acknowledged an alert.
  • Acknowledge Trail — View the acknowledgment trail for the alert.
  • Recommend Action — Show a recommended action about the alert. This helps you decide what to examine or what corrective action to perform based on the alert type.