Select product targets for the alert condition

Owner, Admins or Add-on Managers

As part of the alert policy workflow in New Relic Alerts, create an alert condition for your policy. This involves three steps:

  1. Select the available New Relic product category (APM, Browser, Mobile, etc.) and the type of condition (metric or external service).
  2. Select specific entities or components monitored by that product as one or more targets for the alert condition.
  3. Define the criteria (thresholds) that trigger an alert incident.

This describes how to add and update the product targets.

Add entities to alert condition

For your convenience, the New Relic Alerts user interface organizes entities (targets) in logical folders. You can use these folders to add, change, or remove entities anytime. If applicable, the target folders for New Relic products reflect what your organization has defined for labels and rollup categories.

There is a limit to the number of entities you may add to an Alerts condition.

Alerts v3: Targets for conditions
Alerts > Alert policies > (selected policy) > (selected condition) > Select targets: As part of the alert policy setup process, select one or more entities monitored by the selected New Relic product that will be the target for the alert condition.

Owner, Admins or Add-on Managers

To identify which entities or components monitored by the selected New Relic product will be the targets for the selected alert condition:

  1. Go to alerts.newrelic.com > Alert policies > (select a policy) > Alert conditions > (select a condition) > Select targets.
  2. To select one or more components or entities for this alert condition: From Select targets (left pane), select any folder, use the search window, select any available View option (all, selected, unselected), or scroll the list.
  3. Review the Selected targets list (right pane), and add or remove product entities as needed.

To quit and start over: From the Selected targets list (right pane), select Clear all.

Continue the alert condition setup process

Owner, Admins or Add-on Managers

After you select the targets for the alert condition, select Define thresholds to specify the thresholds for the condition.

View existing targets

The New Relic Alerts index lists alert policies in alphabetical order. To view or search for existing entities for an alert condition:

  1. Go to alerts.newrelic.com > Alert policies.
  2. To select the policy's name: Use the search box, sort any column, or scroll the list.
  3. Optional: From the Alert conditions page, use the search box to locate a specific condition.
  4. To view detailed information about entities associated with a condition, select its Targets link.

To view policy and condition information for a specific entity, select the Settings > Alert conditions page from the entity's New Relic product UI.

Update an alert condition's entities

Owner, Admins or Add-on Managers

To change the list of selected entities (targets) for an existing alert condition:

  1. Go to alerts.newrelic.com > Alert policies > (select a policy) > Alert conditions.
  2. From the list of existing conditions, select the target name (for example, My app - Production) or number of targets (for example, 3 Targets).
  3. Select Browse and select targets.
  4. From Select targets (left pane), select any folder, use the search window, select any available View option (all, selected, unselected), or scroll the list to select one or more components or entities for this alert condition.
  5. Review the Selected targets list (right pane), and add or remove product entities as needed.
  6. Select Save condition.

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