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To help cloud users understand and respond to their VM and application performance, Abiquo 3.8 introduces Alarms and Alerts. Alarms define threshold conditions in VM metrics and Alerts check alarms for activation and notify users by email when specified conditions are met in VM metrics. Users can create alarms in the virtual machine configuration, as well as at the virtual appliance level in the same screens that are used to manage alerts.

Which users can work with alarms and alerts?

There are four new privileges associated with alarms and alerts:

  • Manage alerts
  • Access alerts section
  • Manage alarms
  • Access alarms section in virtual machines

By default these privileges are only assigned to the cloud administrator role.

How do I create alarms and alerts?

Within your virtual appliance, you can create alarm conditions for metrics on different virtual machines and combine them to create an alert.

Before you begin:

  1. Enable the virtual machine metrics that you would like to create alarms and alerts for. To do this, edit the virtual machine and select the monitoring tab. See VM monitoring and metrics

To configure an alarm for a virtual machine metric:

  1. Edit the virtual machine and select the Alarms tab
  2. Click the + add button to add a new alert

You can also create an alarm from the Control tab, using the + add button in the Alerts or Alarms panel.

To configure an alert that will notify you of the activation of an alarm group containing one or more alarms:  

  1.  Open the virtual appliance and select the Control tab
    1. Create an alert
      1. Assign alarms to the alert
      2. Enter the email address(es) to notify

Create an alarm

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Create an alert

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