Use alerts to monitor your environment with the SolarWinds Platform
This SolarWinds Platform topic applies only to the following products:
Hybrid Cloud Observability Essentials — Hybrid Cloud Observability Advanced
DPAIM — IPAM — LA — NAM — NCM — NPM — NTA — SAM — SCM — SRM — UDT — VMAN — VNQM
An alert is an automated notification that a network event has occurred, such as a server becoming unresponsive. The network event that triggers an alert is determined by conditions you set up when you configure your alert. You can schedule alerts to monitor your network during a specific time period, and create alerts that notify different people based on how long the alert has been triggered.
The types of events for which you can create alerts vary, depending on the SolarWinds Platform products you have installed. For example, you can create an alert to notify you if a node in a specific location goes down or if the network response time is too slow when you have NPM. If you have installed SAM, you can receive alerts about application response times or when your Exchange mailbox database is almost full.
You can create alerts for any monitored object. You can alert against volumes and nodes with most SolarWinds Platform products.
User rights for alerts
To work with alerts, users need privileges to manage alerts, or to perform specific tasks, such as disabling actions, alerts, all actions, or allowing the account to clear or acknowledge alerts. See the section on alerts in Define what users can access and do.
If you are using Hybrid Cloud Observability, you need Administrator rights to create SQL alerts and use SQL macros in the alert definition.
Get started with alerts
Use the following topics to get started if you have never used SolarWinds Platform products:
- Alert preconfiguration tasks in the SolarWinds Platform
- Best practices and tips for alerting in the SolarWinds Platform
- Navigate to the Alert Manager in the SolarWinds Platform
- Create new alerts to monitor your environment with the SolarWinds Platform
- Email me when a Windows server goes down in the SolarWinds Platform
You can also view our SolarWinds Alert Lab for community-based alert information.