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The fields and tags in the Alerts data model describe the alerts produced by alerting systems, such as Nagios or NetCool, for use in Splunk correlation searches or dashboards. They are not to be used to describe Splunk Alerts or Notable Events, which are already modeled in other contexts.

Tags used with the Alerts event object

Object name Tag name
Alerts alert

Fields for the Alerts event object

Object name(s) Field name Data type Description Expected values
Alerts app string The application involved in the event, such as win:app:trendmicro, vmware, nagios.
Alerts body string The body of a message.
Alerts dest string The destination where the alert message was sent to, such as an email address or SNMP trap. May be aliased from more specific fields, such as dest_host, dest_ip, or dest_name.
Alerts id string The unique identifier of a message.
Alerts severity string The severity of a message.

Note: This field is a string. Please use a severity_id field for severity ID fields that are integer data types. Specific values are required. Please use vendor_severity for the vendor's own human-readable strings (such as Good, Bad, Really Bad, and so on).
critical, high, medium, low, informational, unknown
Alerts severity_id string A numeric severity indicator for a message.
Alerts src string The source of the message. May be aliased from more specific fields, such as src_host, src_ip, or src_name.
Alerts subject string The message subject. free-form
Alerts type string The message type. alarm, alert, event, task, unknown
Last modified on 08 September, 2016
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Common Information Model Add-on: 4.0.0

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