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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, SSL certificate expiration, website failures, and many other problems.
Many predefined alerts are enabled by default, so if there are problems, you are alerted as soon as you Discover your servers and applications and Add discovered servers and applications to SolarWinds SAM.
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 click Alerts & Activity > Alerts. On this page, you can:
You can create your own alerts, either by duplicating and editing 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.