Filtering DDM events

DDM can produce a substantial amount of information for you. You can use DDM filtering to control which events are reported to DDM.

About this task

Use this procedure to create a filter, assign the filter to one or more servers and to specify event types, event classes, and severity levels to log. You can apply the filter both to enhanced and simple events, or only to simple events. When assigning a filter to a specific server, you can specify one server or you can use a wild card character to designate all servers in a particular organization. For example, enter */Sales to assign a filter to all servers in the Sales organization. New DDM filters are applied to new and existing DDM events after the Filter document is saved.


  1. From the Domino® Administrator, click the Files tab.
  2. Open the Monitoring Configuration database (EVENTS4.NSF).
  3. Choose DDM Configuration > DDM Filters.
  4. Click New DDM Filter.
    Table 1. DDM filter options




    Type a description of the filter you are creating. The description that you specify displays as a means of identifying this filter from other filters on the list of DDM filters in the Monitoring Configuration database. You can enter a maximum of 125 characters for the filter description.

    Event Filter

    Choose one:

    • Apply filter to enhanced and simple events -- Applies the DDM filter to both enhanced events and simple events.
    • Only apply filter to simple events -- Applies the DDM filter to simple events only.

    Event types and severities to log

    Choose one:

    • Log All Event Types -- Reports all event types to DDM. If you choose this option, then specify the severities to report.
    • Log Selected Event Types -- Specify the event types that are to be reported to DDM as well as the corresponding severities for each event type.

    Servers on which the filter will be applied

    Choose one:

    • All servers in the domain -- Applies the new DDM filter to all servers in the domain.
    • Special target servers -- Specify the types of servers to which the filter will be applied, such as POP3 servers or the administration server for the Domino® Directory.
    • Only the following servers -- Choose this option to specify by name, the servers to which the new DDM filter will apply.
  5. Click Save and Close.