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An alert is notification that there is a problem with a monitored element. Orion comes with hundreds of predefined alerts for common problems such as a node or application going down, high interface utilization or packet loss, and many other problems.
SolarWinds recommends that you identify who will receive warning or critical alerts.
By default, alerts appear in the Active Alerts resource on the Orion Home page.
To see all alerts, you can click the All Active Alerts button in the Active Alerts resource, or you can go to Home > Alerts. On this page, you can:
You can create your own alerts, either by modifying a predefined alert, or by creating a custom alert. Alerting is very powerful and can be complex, with multiple trigger conditions, reset conditions, and actions. The trigger condition defines the event that must occur to activate an alert. Trigger conditions are built using child conditions, which are evaluated in order.