Each signal Rules has its stage and priority. The stage specifies when the Rule should be applied:
Within each stage the Rules are applied according to their priority.
When Server, Cluster, Domain, and Account Rules are "merged", they are grouped based on the stage value. Within each stage, the Rules are applied in the following order:
Note: when Signal processing starts, all Server and Cluster Rules for the "immediate" stage are applied first, and only then processing continues. The Signal can be directed to a local Account, and the Account and Account Domain Rules are "merged" with the Server and Cluster Rules. But at that moment all Server and Cluster Rules for the "immediate" stage have been already applied and removed from the "merged" set.