All alerts for virtualization and the Orion Platform are enabled by default in the Orion Web Console. To reduce noise, you can refine or disable unused alerts. To modify existing trigger conditions and actions, SolarWinds recommends you create a copy of an alert and customize the copy.
To better monitor issues with alerts:
- Adjust thresholds. (recommended) Alerts trigger when monitored usage exceeds global or specific VM thresholds. Critical active alerts indicate spikes in usage and capacity. Potential alerts indicate trends that can lead to an issue.
- Disable alerts. If an alert is not helpful for your monitoring needs, you can disable it. SolarWinds recommends you create a copy, modify the settings, and disable the original.
Create and customize alerts. The out-of-the-box alerts cover a range of issues you may want to customize. You can create a copy of an existing alert, disable the original and customize the copy. If you edit an out-of-the-box alert, a message warns what data can be modified or added.
To create alerts, see the SolarWinds Virtualization Manager Administrator Guide.
- Set notification actions for specific alerts, not all alerts. For large environments, email notification actions on every alert can overwhelm your staff. Set email notifications for specific alerts.
- Monitor the Virtualization Summary. Use the Virtualization Summary to continuously monitor all alerts. The alerting resources update with every polling. Triggered alerts display in order of severity.
To manage and create alerts: