Alerting

With Circonus' metric stream-based alerts, your team is notified in real-time to potential issues. Every data point is evaluated upon arrival to Circonus and a notification is generated if an alert condition is met. By evaluating the data on arrival, Circonus eliminates the minutes, if not tens of minutes, delay experienced with traditional alerting approaches.

Circonus combines its real-time metric stream alerting with log analytics to provide analytics alerts that proactively detect patterns in unstructured or semi-structured data from logs or traces. As a result, you can better investigate underlying problems when alerts occur. Circonus also makes it easy to create and share visualizations relevant to alert trends and statuses.

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Concepts

Term Description
Alert An event that occurs when conditions for a rule are met. Alerts will always have a severity level. They are communicated through notifications associated with the rule that is triggered.
Rule Conditions specified by the user which, if met, trigger an alert. One or more notifications can be added to a rule.
Ruleset One or more rules and associated notifications for a given query on a data source. Circonus supports several different types of rulesets.
Notification A message sent to a specified contact group when rule conditions are met and an alert is triggered.
Contact Group A collection of one or more email addresses or webhook URLs that can be selected for a notification.
Severity A level between 1 and 5 which specifies the relative importance and priority of an alert. Level 1 is the most severe, while level 5 is the least severe.

To get started with Circonus alerts, choose Alerting in the main menu.

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