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Place rules in test mode

Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Caroline Juszczak on Aug 22, 2016

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Before you enable a rule, you can try it out in test mode. In test mode, the manager processes the rule alert messages but does not execute any rule actions. This lets you see how the activated behaves without disrupting your network.

You can test two or more rules at the same time by selecting the rules in the grid and clicking File:Success_Center/New_Articles/LEMUserGuide_MT/0B0/0P0/Button-Plus-Black_15x14.png in the Rules toolbar. However, this command acts as a toggle on each selected rule. For example, if one rule is Test On and another is Test Off, performing this command on both rules at the same time inverts the settings of both rules. As a result, the first rule is Test Off and the second rule is Test On. When you perform this command on multiple rules, select rules that are in the same state: Test On or Test Off.

Enable test mode in the Rules grid

  1. Open the Build > Rules view.
  2. In the Rule Categories & Tags pane, maximize the category that contains the rule you want to test.
  3. Ensure that your selected rule has an Enabled File:Success_Center/New_Articles/LEMUserGuide_MT/0B0/0P0/Icon-Enabled_14x14.png icon in the Enabled column.

    If the rule displays a disabled File:Success_Center/New_Articles/LEMUserGuide_MT/0B0/0P0/Icon-Disabled_14x14.png icon, enable the rule by clicking File:Success_Center/New_Articles/LEMUserGuide_MT/0B0/0P0/Button-Gear_16x13.png button and selecting Enable.

  4. To place a single rule in test mode, click File:Success_Center/New_Articles/LEMUserGuide_MT/0B0/0P0/Button-Gear_17x14.png and select Test On / Test Off. To place multiple selected rules in test mode, click File:Success_Center/New_Articles/LEMUserGuide_MT/0B0/0P0/Button-Gear(Gray)_17x14.png and select Test On / Test Off.

    In the Rules grid, the File:Success_Center/New_Articles/LEMUserGuide_MT/0B0/0P0/Icon-Enabled_15x15.png icon displays in the Test column for each rule in test mode.

  5. Click Activate Rules.

    The rules are now functional, but in test mode.

Disable test mode in the Rules grid

  1. Open the Build > Rules view.
  2. In the Rule Categories & Tags pane , maximize the category that contains the rule you want to test.
  3. In the Rules grid, select the rule (or rules) you want to work with.
  4. To disable test mode in a single rule, click File:Success_Center/New_Articles/LEMUserGuide_MT/0B0/0P0/Button-Gear_17x14.png and select Test On / Test Off. To disable test mode on multiple selected rules, click File:Success_Center/New_Articles/LEMUserGuide_MT/0B0/0P0/Button-Gear(Gray)_17x14.png and select Test On / Test Off.

    In the Rules grid, the disabled File:Success_Center/New_Articles/LEMUserGuide_MT/0B0/0P0/Icon-Disabled_15x15.png icon appears in the Test column to indicate the rule is no longer in test mode.

  5. Click Activate Rules.

    The rules are now fully functional.

Enable test mode from Rule Creation

  1. Open the Build > Rules view.
  2. In the Rule Categories & Tags pane, maximize the category that contains the rule you want to test.
  3. In the Rules grid, click to select the rule you want to test.
  4. In the Rules grid toolbar, click Edit.

    Rule Creation displays, showing the current rule configuration.

  5. Select the Enable check box.
  6. Select the Test check box.

    To test a rule, the Enable and Test check boxes must be selected. If only Enable is checked, the rule is enabled and ready for use. If only Test is checked, the rule will not be enabled, and the manager will not be able to use it for testing.

  7. Click Save.

  8. In the Rules toolbar, click Activate Rules.

    The rule is now in test mode.

Disable test mode from Rule Creation

  1. Open the Build > Rules view.
  2. In the Rule Categories & Tags pane, maximize the category that contains the rule you want to test.
  3. In the Rules grid, click to select the rule you want to test.
  4. In the Rules grid toolbar, click Edit.

    Rule Creation displays, showing the current rule configuration.

  5. Clear the Test check box.

  6. Click Save.

  7. In the Rules toolbar, click Activate Rules.

    The rule is no longer in test mode.

 

 
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