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Events and Notifications

Events provide information about how a network and its devices are operating during a given time period. They help with troubleshooting and alert network administrators to potential network problems before they become critical. You can view events in the UI or CLI and receive notifications about events via Slack, PagerDuty, syslog, email, or a generic webhook channel.

NetQ captures three types of events:

  • System events: a wide range of events generated by the system about network protocols and services operation, hardware and software status, and system services
  • Threshold-crossing events: a user-specified set of system-related events based on threshold values
  • What Just Happened events: network hardware events for NVIDIA Spectrum™ switches

You can track events in the NetQ UI with the Events and What Just Happened cards:

  • Events card: displays system and threshold-crossing events
  • What Just Happened card: displays network hardware events on NVIDIA Spectrum™ switches

You can monitor system and threshold-crossing events in the CLI with the netq show events command. The netq show wjh-drop command lists all What Just Happened events or those with a selected drop type.