Use alerts to monitor your SAM environment
An alert is an automated notification that a network event occurred; for example, when a server doesn't respond. 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 when the alert is triggered.
The types of events you can create alerts for vary, depending on the Orion Platform products installed. For example, in NPM 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. With SAM, you can receive alerts when application response times lag, or your Exchange mailbox database is almost full.
You can create alerts for any monitored object, and alert against volumes and nodes with most Orion Platform products. To get started, click Alerts & Activity > Alerts, and then click Manage Alerts. For details, see Use alerts to monitor your environment with the Orion Platform.
Additional resources include:
- Alerting on an application (SolarWinds video)
- All About Alerts (SolarWinds video)
- Automating Alert Trigger Actions (SolarWinds video)
- Crafting Alerts That Get Noticed (SolarWinds video)
- Create an alert for monitored components (Success Center)
- Manage thresholds in SAM
- SolarWinds Academy
- Use properties, variables, and macros in SAM alerts