PingData servers generate administrative alerts under the
branch. The backend makes it possible to obtain admin alert information over LDAP for use
with remote monitoring.
The backend's primary job is to process search operations for alerts. It does not support
add, modify, or modify DN operations of entries. The alerts persist on disk in the
config/alerts.ldif file so that they can survive server
restarts. By default, the alerts remain on disk for seven days before being removed.
However, administrators can configure the number of days for alert retention using the
dsconfig tool. The administrative alerts of Warning level or worse
that have occurred in the last 48 hours are viewable from the output of the
status command-line tool and in the administrative console.