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Cloudera Manager Alerts Cleanup

Cloudera Manager Alerts Cleanup

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I am productionizing   Datalake . I want Cleanup of historic Cloudera Manager Errors and Alerts so after  setting up SMTP for email sending alert will not blow my email box for previous alerts and error.


Is there setting to do this.


Please confirm.





Re: Cloudera Manager Alerts Cleanup

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Issues that create alertable events are stored in the Cloudera Management Service known as the Event Server. The Alert Publisher gets Events from the Event Server and determines whether they need to be sent out via SMTP (or SNMP, if configured) according to properties in each Event.


Purging all previous Events would make it so there is no previous history from which to alert. If choosing this method though you also then lose the ability to research any of the previous Events. This may not be a problem for you and this environment.


I haven't heard of anyone doing this before (for the reason you pose), but you could go into the Cloudera Management Service > Configuration > Event Server > "Maximum Number of Events in the Event Server Store" property. This controls the number of events to hold. If you set this low - say, 1000? 100? - and allow some time for the Event Server to purge all but that number, then you will have effectively deleted all previous historical events except a few.


With no historical events found remaining in this index, there will be none for the cluster to alert about.


Again, I've not used it in this manner but it seems like it could meet your need. Understand that this is deleting historical data, so you should determine if this is the right course of action for you. If you wish, you could also make a pre-purge copy of "Event Server Index Directory" which is in /var/lib/cloudera-scm-eventserver by default.  Then if you absolutely needed to you could revert the change to the pre-purge state.




Mark S.