Methods, systems, and computer program products for restarting event and alert analysis after a shutdown in a distributed processing system are provided. Embodiments include identifying, by an incident analyzer, a shutdown condition of the distributed processing system, the incident analyzer including a plurality of event analyzers and a monitor that monitors the plurality of event analyzers; and determining, by the incident analyzer, whether the shutdown was a planned shutdown or an unplanned shutdown; if the shutdown was planned, storing, by the incident analyzer, an identification of the last event in an event log that was injected in an event queue at the time of the planned shutdown and restarting, by the incident analyzer, event and alert analysis using the next event identified in the event log; and if the shutdown was unplanned, for each event analyzer, identifying the last event included in the last event pool that the event analyzer closed; and restarting, by the incident analyzer, event and alert analysis at the event analyzer using the next event received by the event analyzer after the identified last event.
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 This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. HR0011-07-9-0002 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.