Documentation forDatabase Performance Analyzer

DPA alerts

Use DPA alerts to become aware of issues and address them proactively before they affect end users. Set thresholds on key wait time statistics, resource metrics, or standard administration indicators. The result is improved customer service, fewer help desk tickets, and increased compliance with database service-level agreements.

DPA provides the following types of alerts:

  • Wait Time alerts are triggered when wait time exceeds a user-defined threshold, or when wait time is much higher than expected (an anomaly).
  • Resources alerts are triggered when a resource metric, such as CPU utilization or memory usage, exceeds its threshold.
  • Administrative alerts are used to monitor the health of the database system.
  • Custom alerts are user-specified queries that are run against the monitored database or the DPA repository.

To work with DPA alerts, see the following topics: