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Use alerts to monitor your environment with the SolarWinds Platform

This SolarWinds Platform topic applies only to the following products:

Hybrid Cloud Observability EssentialsHybrid Cloud Observability Advanced


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.

  • Administrator rights are required 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: