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Set thresholds for an alert condition

When you create a condition, you set thresholds that determine what will open a violation. This document explains what thresholds are and how to set them.

What is a threshold?

For a condition, thresholds are the settings that determine what opens a violation. Depending on a policy's incident preference, a violation may result in:

  • The creation of an incident.
  • Notifications being sent.

Examples of thresholds:

  • An application’s average web response time is greater than 5 seconds for 15 minutes.
  • An application’s error rate per minute hits 10% or higher at least once in an hour.
  • An application’s AJAX response time deviates a certain amount from its expected baseline behavior.

Besides a mandatory critical threshold level, you can also set thresholds for a less serious warning level, which doesn't generate an incident or send a notification.

View and set thresholds

Thresholds are set during the process of creating a condition:

Goal

Instructions

Set thresholds for a new condition

Set thresholds as part of the process of creating a condition.

View and update thresholds for existing conditions

To view a condition’s thresholds: find that condition in the UI. To update thresholds, select a condition’s thresholds and make changes.

To learn more about specific alert condition types (like baseline and NRQL), see Types of conditions.

Details about other functionality and rules:

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