By default self monitoring alarms are enabled, and for installations with large storage devices this can be a problem. Reason is, that as previously inventoried items are removed an alarm will be generated, resulting in many unwanted alarms.
probe log examples:
a previously inventoried item has been removed:
"Inventory lookup failed for parent of Metric '"ESC:VDISK:10.10.10.10:VDISK|305"."KBytesReadPerSec"'. Monitor vertex will not be added to inventory"
an alarm is sent for it:
"SENDING_ALARM: Self-Monitoring Failures for '10.10.10.10:VDISK.KBytesReadPerSec': Monitor Correlation (1 of 1 failed), Data Collection (1 of 362 failed)."
self-monitoring alarms can be disabled via
raw configure > setup > new key
This will not effect the generation of alarms for items in the inventory and under active monitoring.