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Alert attributes

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When creating an alert, you must specify the following attributes:


Active alerts are executed by SolarWinds DPA. Clear the Active check box to disable an alert but not delete it.

Execution Interval

The interval indicates how often the alert is run. SolarWinds recommends a 10-minute interval so the alert does not put too much load on the monitored database instance. For Wait Time alerts, this value also indicates the time period SolarWinds DPA uses to examine data, from the time the alert runs. For example, if the execution interval is 10 minutes, SolarWinds DPA executes the alert every 10 minutes and also queries the last 10 minutes of performance data as alert input.

Notification Text

This text is sent with the notification email or page. You can include an explanation of the alert and the suggested resolution.

Database Instances to monitor

Specify the database instances to be monitored with this alert. Certain alert types allow you to add multiple database instances.

Alert Levels

Alert levels specify the ranges of values that will trigger an alert notification. For example, a SQL statement has a service-level agreement to execute in under four seconds, but typically executes in less than two seconds. Enter 2 as the Min value and 4 as the Max value.

Notification Group or Contact

SolarWinds DPA can send alerts to an individual, a group, or an enterprise management console such as SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor using SNMP traps.

Notification Policy

You can change the notification policy by editing a single alert, or globally in Advanced Options.

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