How to clear Exadata Storage Alerts

There are times you need to clear Exadata storage alerts. Its very important that you investigate and resolve the issue before clearing any storage alers. Additionally, you want to make a note of storage alert before you clear that alert. You can follow below steps to clear storage alert on one or all storage cells

  1. Login to cellcli utility
    [root@cell01 ~]# cellcli
    CellCLI: Release - Production on Wed Jun  1 11:32:16 BST 2016
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  2. List Exadata Storage Alerts
    CellCLI> list alerthistory
    45_1 2015-01-30T07:12:25+01:00 critical "ORA-00700: soft internal error, arguments: [main_21], [11], [Not enough open file descriptors], [], [], [], [], [], [], [], [], []"
    45_2 2015-02-16T13:11:55+01:00 critical "RS-700 [No IP found in Exadata config file] [Check cellinit.ora] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] []"
    46_1 2015-10-20T19:43:44+01:00 critical "Configuration check discovered the following problems: Verify network configuration: 
    46_2 2015-10-20T19:43:44+01:00 clear "The configuration check was successful."
  3. Validate cell configuration
    CellCLI> alter cell validate configuration
    Cell exceladm01 successfully altered
    If there are no errors returned, all problems are resolved. If this is the case, you can clear all relevant event logs with the command in the next step.
  4. Drop all Storage alerts
    CellCLI> drop alerthistory all
    Alert 45_1 successfully dropped
    Alert 45_2 successfully dropped
  5. List storage alerts to validate they are gone
    CellCLI> list alerthistory
    CellCLI> exit
  6. Repeat above steps on all storage cells