Is there a way to suppress unneeded notifications or alert storms generated by SCOM when a Switch or Router goes down?

If one of the racktop switches goes down, we’ll get 100’s of notifications emailed to the Service Desk for servers not reachable, which we don’t want.

We’d like notifications emailed that the switch is down only

we don’t want a server down notification emailed for each of the servers attached to the switch.  And following the same logic, we don’t want  notifications emailed that multiple racktop switches & servers are down if the core switch has a faulty card or goes down itself.

Any suggestions or guidance on fixing this in SCOM will be greatly appreciated.


Can anyone point me to the right resource or help me out with the steps?


jannep answered