Sysload: How to define an alert

Document ID : KB000109798
Last Modified Date : 07/08/2018
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  • An Alert is a set of user-defined conditions involving a system state, users, applications, etc. Alerts are defined in an Event Model. Agents can be configured with an Event Model.
  • The Agent triggers an Alert when measurements match the Alert conditions defined in the Agent Event Model.
  • Alerts are characterized by the following parameters:
  1. Alert Name: Main field for identifying generated Alerts
  2. Condition: Sets validity rules for the Alert
  3. Duration threshold: A time-out during which the condition must remain true before triggering the Alert (avoids triggering Alerts on peak phenomena)
  4. Message: Alert notification message
  5. Profile: Operating profile (avoids triggering Alerts when high/low activity is expected)
Analyst Rich Client / Sysload Agent 

1 - Open the Console (Analyst Rich Client)
2 - Select Events in the Enterprise Models
3 - Create a new Event by right-clicking and select New... 

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Define the name of the events group

4 - Add a new Event :
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5 - Define the alert settings: 
  • Tab : Monitored Objects 
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Choose the Monitored Object (MO) on which you want to apply the alert.
  • Tab : General 
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  • Tab : Condition 
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Select the domain (metric) and the threshold.
  • Tab : Profile
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Additional Information:
– Made of up to 5 elementary conditions
– The tests carried out can be static (equals, less than, etc.) or dynamic (increases by, decreases by)
Triggering period:
– The Alert will not be triggered until the conditions are validated continuously over a minimum programmed duration
– This avoids the effects of peaks
– The Alert mechanism is deactivated at precise moments during the day and week (e.g. during backups, because high activity is expected)
– Can be dynamic (containing the values and thresholds noted).
• Severity:
– Ranging from 1 to 100 (can be used as a sort criteria). 1 is often associated with high severity Alerts