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To help cloud users understand and respond to their VM and application performance, Abiquo 3.8 introduces Alarms and Alerts that will notify users by email when specified conditions are met in VM metrics. 

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

How do I work with alarms and alerts?

For each virtual machine of interest, to configure metrics and alarms:

  1. Edit the virtual machine
    1. On the Metrics tab
      1. Enable metrics
      2. Select the metrics of interest
      3. SAVE THE VM?
    2. On the Alarms tab
      1. Create alarms based on these metrics

For a group of one or more alarms, to configure an alert that will notify you of the activation of the alarm group:  

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

Create an alarm

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Create an alert

 

 

Field

Description

Name

Name of the alert. The name can contain up to 128 characters

DescriptionDescribe the alert
MutedSelect this checkbox to disable notifications for this alert

 

 

 

 

 

On the Alarms tab, assign alarms to the alert. If all alarms are activated, the alert will notify the users registered on the Actions tab.

 

On the Actions tab, enter the email address(es) to notify if the alarms are activated.

 

Click Save.

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