Learn how alerts work and how to use them.

The following videos explain how alerts work and how to configure them.

How Alerts Work

In this lightboard video, Clement explains how alerts work in the backend.

Introduction to Alerts


Jason explains first why intelligent alerts are so useful. He then explores the Alerts browser, which gives alert details such recent changes or which alerts are firing. He also shows different filtering options on the Alerts browser.

Creating Multi-Threshold Alerts
threshold alerts

Watch the creation of a multi-threshold alert, which will send notifications to different alert targets depending on the severity. Learn also about the alert firing behavior of a multi-threshold alert.

Alert States and Lifecycle


Jason uses the Wavefront UI to illustrate the different states that an alert goes through: Checking, Firing, Resolved. He discusses that alerts resolve when the threshold value is not true - no data meets that condition.

Using Maintenance Windows


Maintenance windows stop alerts from firing, reducing distraction for recipients and resulting in faster problem resolution. Watch Jason set a maintenance window so that an alert won't send notifications when you're in the process of doing an upgrade or solving a problem.