ManageEngine® Applications Manager

Creating Threshold Profile

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Creating Threshold Profile


Thresholds let you define the status of an attribute based on specific conditions. For example, you can define a threshold to show the status of the web server as critical, if the response time exceeds 100 seconds. Likewise, you can define a threshold to show the status as clear, if the MBean's attribute - Active is equal to true.


To define a threshold, follow the steps given below:

  1. Click New Threshold. This opens the Create New Threshold Profile screen.

  2. Create New Threshold Profile for Numeric Values, String Values or Float Values.

  3. Specify the Threshold Name.

  4. You can set the profile for Critical, Warning or Clear severity.

  5. We provide two condition support for every severity when creating Threshold Profiles. You can set the monitored value of a particular severity to be > (greater than), < (lesser than), = (equal to), != (not equal to), <= (lesser than or equal to), >= (greater than or equal to) to a customizable Threshold Limit. You can even set multiple conditions when defining your threshold limit for each severity by clicking on the More link at the right-hand corner of the Create New Threshold Profile table.

  6. You can also specify a message that has to be appended to the alarm. By default, you can configure Critical severity, By clicking on advanced, you can configure Warning and Clear severity.

  7. Specify the number of polls that can be scheduled before reporting an error. If you do not want to generate alarm for the very first time the threshold condition is crossed, you can set Applications Manager to examine a certain X number of polls from a Y number of consecutive polls (both numbers are customizable), before generating an alarm. For e.g., If you want an email alarm to be generated only if the CPU Disk utilization is above 100%, consecutively for more than three polls out of five polls, then you can configure the number of polls to be examined out of a number consecutive polls before generating an alarm. By default, it takes the value from Global Settings. Refer Configuring Consecutive Polls for setting configurations for individual monitors.

  8. Click Create Threshold Profile to add the threshold after defining all the conditions.

  9. Choose the View Threshold option available in the top menu to view the threshold. The Threshold Profile screen lists all the default thresholds and newly created thresholds. Note: You can also edit the threshold created using the edit icon.

The thresholds thus defined can be associated with the attributes for determining the status of the attributes of the Monitor Group.  You can also associate thresholds and actions directly through Global Alarm Configuration instead of the individual Monitor screen.

Refer to Associating Threshold and Action with Attributes for more details. Managing application performance proactively


Threshold & Action Profile CSV

Applications Manager gives you the ability to create a Threshold & Action profile report in .csv format. This report shows the threshold creation time, Monitor Group, Type, Threshold Profile, Threshold Status, Critical,Warning and Clear Actions and more for catagorized and uncatagorized monitors. Here's how you can create the report:


Threshold Profiles in the Enterprise Edition

You can create Threshold Profiles from the Admin Server in Applications Manager, the same as in the Professional Edition, and the profiles created automatically syncs with the Managed Servers. However, although these profiles can only be used and cannot be edited from the Managed Servers.

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Viewing and Configuring Alarms Globally

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