This section is common to all the editions of IT360 - Professional Edition, Enterprise Edition [Probes only] and MSP Edition [Probes only].
Configuring Alarms is the final step, in monitoring your Applications or Services.
Once the Monitor is associated with the Business Service, Alarms can be configured, through the Configure Alarm screen. This provides an overview of all the attributes of the Monitor in a Business Service, and the thresholds and actions associated with the attribute.
The purpose of Global Alert Configuration is that you can associate thresholds and actions directly, rather than from the individual Monitor screen. Additionally, you can view all the thresholds and actions, associated with the attributes of a Business Service / Monitor, in a single screen.
You can perform the following functions in the Configure Alarms screen;
You can create and associate Threshold profiles, Actions and Dependencies, for
an attribute, by clicking 'Associate' link. The 'Alarm Configuration' page pops up, where you can create a new threshold or apply an
existing threshold for the attribute.
Note: By selecting the 'Apply to similar monitors' checkbox, the threshold for this attribute is also applied to the monitors, of same type. For e.g., say you are associating a threshold for Response time of a particular Linux server. By selecting 'Apply to similar monitors', the threshold for response time will be applied to all Linux servers, or to a selected number of Linux servers.
For more information, refer to the Associating Threshold and Action with Attributes section.
You can edit the already existing thresholds, by clicking on the Threshold Name.
Note: You can also view the Global Alert Configuration screen, by navigating to 'Admin -> Servers & Applications -> Configure Alerts'.