Abiquo 5.0

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Field

Description

Entity typeSelect an entity with metrics from the list on the left. For infrastructure it can be a physical machine, VM, rack, or datacenter with custom metrics created using the API.
Entity nameThe name of the entity
Entity labelThe label of the entity, which for VMs only is shown in the list on the left
Entity iconThe icon that the platform displays in the UI for VMs and virtual appliances only

Name

Name of the alarm with up to 128 characters. Alarm names must be unique for each metric

DescriptionDescription of the alarm. Used together with the alarm name and VM name to identify the alarm, for example, when creating an alert
MetricThe platform fetches all metrics, even if you do not display them. Select one of the metrics available for the VM
Metric unitThe unit of the metric. Read only
Metric descriptionThe description of the metric. Read only
DimensionWhen the metric has multiple dimensions, optionally select one or more dimensions. For example, if a VM has multiple hard disks, then the "disk read bytes" metric may have a dimension for each disk

Last datapoints in period

The number of datapoints that the platform will evaluate the metric during the elapsed time. The default value is All data points and the minimum value of the time period is 1 minute

Statistic

Statistic that the platform will use for evaluating the alarm, which can be: average, maximum, minimum, sum, count, dev

Formula

Operator that the platform will use for evaluation of the alarm, for example, greater than. Values can be: notequal, greaterthan, greaterthanorequalto, lessthan, lessthanorequalto, trendup, trenddown

Threshold

Value that the platform will evaluate the alarm against, if appropriate