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Situation Room overview

The Situation Room provides an area where you and your team can review and collaborate on a single incident, its member alerts, and related comments from team members.

The vertical view provides a full page of space dedicated to viewing the information for a single incident. Because you can see more of the incident context at once, you can more quickly get a full understanding of the issue without having to scroll or resize windows.

Access the Situation Room from the Incidents page:

  1. Navigate to Incidents > Incidents.

  2. Select an incident from the list of incidents.

  3. In the incident details in the bottom pane, click Open Situation Room.

    Situation Room opens with focus on the selected incident and displays the included alerts.

In addition to viewing detailed information about an incident, you can share the incident URL with users. Just copy the URL displayed in your browser location bar and send to other Moogsoft Cloud users. When recipients open the URL, they will see the same Situation Room view, with the focus on the same incident.

You can also access an incident's Situation Room from the incident dashboard view. See Incidents dashboard for more information.

Situation Room interface

The Situation Room shows incident information plus details on the member alerts in the incident. You can interact with incidents and alerts as you can in other areas of Moogsoft.

Situation Room opens to the Recommendations tab by default:


Incident information

The top pane displays an overview of the selected incident:




Click the speech bubble to open the Comments on this incident or to add additional comments.

The number superimposed on the icon indicates the current number of comments. For more information, see Comments overview.

Copy link to Incident

Click the chain link to copy the URL of this incident to your clipboard.


Severity of the incident. The incident severity is the highest severity of any alert in that incident.


Click the P icon to set or change the priority of this incident.


Number of alerts in this incident.

assigned groups

Lists the groups assigned to this incident, if any. To assign a group to the incident, click inside the field under assigned groups and select one or more groups from the list.


Displays the name of the user assigned to the incident, if any. To assign a user to the incident, click inside the field under assignee and select a user to assign to the incident.


Current incident status. Click the button under the status field to change it.


Auto-generated description of the incident, based on the description field in the correlation definition that generated the incident.


The description is user editable. Click inside the description to add a different description or edit the existing one, then click the checkmark to save. Click Copy to copy the description for use elsewhere.


List of services related to the incident. This list is created from information in the alerts in the incident.

If the list is abbreviated, click inside the services box to display the full list.

creation time

Timestamp which indicates when the correlation engine created this incident.

correlation definition

The name of the correlation definition responsible for generating this incident. Click the name to view or edit the definition.

Maintenance Window icon

For users with scheduled maintenance windows:

Displays when an incident viewed in the Situation Room includes alerts that may have been affected by an active maintenance window.

Hovering over the icon displays the number of maintenance windows potentially affecting the incident. Clicking the icon displays details about the maintenance window.


The Recommendations tab offers suggestions for ways of improving the resolution time of your incident, including a list of resolved incidents similar to one you are viewing. Up to ten incidents similar to the current incident display in the tab. You can view information about the similar incidents, including resolving steps (if present), that may assist you in resolving the active incident.

Recommendations can help Moogsoft users resolve issues more quickly by identifying related issues sooner. For more information on using similar incidents, see Review Situation Room recommendations.

Configure the criteria used to determine whether incidents are related using the Similar Incidents feature.

Timeline tab

The incident timeline is a visual list of all changes to an incident, whether directly to the incident or indirectly through changes to alerts.

There are two parts to the Timeline:

  • Chart

    The chart portion of the timeline gives you an at-a-glance visualization of when updates occurred within an incident in relation to each other.

  • List

    The list portion of the tab corresponds to the items in the chart, but with greater detail. For any resource (such as alerts, and correlation definitions) you can click the external link icon to view more details about the item.

For detailed information on the Timeline tab, see Analyze incidents with the Situation Room Timeline.

Alerts, Metrics, Details and Outbound tabs

Other tabs include:

  • Alerts

    A list of alerts which are part of the incident and their details. Clicking an alert in the list opens the details for that alert to the right:


    You can use the right-click menu to perform the same actions on alerts in this pane that you can perform on the Alerts page. For details, refer to Use right-click alert actions.

  • Metrics

    For metrics (not events), charts display showing the anomalies responsible for creating the alerts on the Alerts tab.

  • Details

    The fields and values from the incident payload.

  • Outbound

    Applicable for outbound events only—information relating to each alert from an outbound integration displays.

See Understand alerts and alert details and Understand incidents for further explanation of alert and incident fields and their meanings.