Directory Server raises indeterminate alarms for a server condition for which a severity cannot be determined.
In most cases these alarms are benign and do not issue alerts, nor do they appear in the output of the status tool or Administrative Console by default.
These alarms are usually caused by an enabled gauge that is intended to measure an aspect of the server that is not currently enabled. For example, gauges intended to monitor metrics related to replication might produce indeterminate alarms if a directory server is not currently replicating data. The gauge can be disabled if needed.
For more information about indeterminate alarms, view the gauge's associated monitor entry. There might be messages that can help determine the issue.
The following is sample output from the status tool run with the —alarmSeverity=indeterminate option.
--- Alarms --- Severity : Severity Start : Condition : Resource : Details : Time : : : -------------:----------------:----------------:------------:------------------------ Normal : 26/Aug/2014 : Startup Begun : cn=config : The Directory Server : 14:16:29 -0500 : : : is starting. : : : : Indeterminate: 26/Aug/2014 : Replication : not : The value of gauge : 14:16:40 -0500 : Latency : available : Replication Latency : : (Milliseconds) : : (Milliseconds) could not : : : : be determined. The : : : : severity is INDETERMINATE, : : : : having assumed this : : : : severity Tue Aug 26 : : : : 14:17:10 CDT 2014.
The following is an indeterminate alarm for the Replication Latency (Milliseconds) gauge. A search of the monitor backend for this gauge’s entry results in an error message that might explain the indeterminate severity.
# ldapsearch -w password --baseDN "cn=monitor" \ -D"cn=directory manager" gauge-name="Replication Latency (Milliseconds)" dn: cn=Gauge Replication Latency (Milliseconds),cn=monitor objectClass: top objectClass: ds-monitor-entry objectClass: ds-numeric-gauge-monitor-entry objectClass: ds-gauge-monitor-entry objectClass: extensibleObject cn: Gauge Replication Latency (Milliseconds) gauge-name: Replication Latency (Milliseconds) resource: severity: indeterminate summary: The value of gauge Replication Latency (Milliseconds) could not be determined. The severity is INDETERMINATE, having assumed this severity Tue Aug 26 15:42:40 CDT 2014 error-message: No entries were found under cn=monitor having object class ds-replica-monitor-entry …