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Alerts

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SolarWinds DPA alerts give you proactive control of your databases, notifying you of issues before they become problems for your customers.

Set thresholds on key wait time statistics or on standard administration indicators. That way the DBA group receives an early warning of potential problems, and can take steps to solve the underlying issue before it affects users.

The result is improved customer service, fewer help desk tickets, and increased compliance with database service-level agreements.

Access alerts in DPA

Click Alerts from the top of the SolarWinds DPA main page.

Alert Status tab

View the status and frequency of saved alerts. Filter alerts by database instance.

Manage Alerts tab

Under Create a New Alert, select an Alert Category and Alert Type.

Under Alerts, view and edit saved alerts.

Alert Groups tab

An alert group defines a set of alerts to be run against a set of database instances.

Alert Blackouts tab

If you want to stop alerting for a period of time, create a blackout.

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