Learn how events work and how they can help you understand your environment.

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

Introduction to Events
intro to events

Events let you know that something important just happened. Jason shows the Events page and discusses the 3 types of event sources: System, Alert, and User. He then uses filters to drill down on certain events.

Creating an Event
creating events

Wavefront creates System and Alert events for you. You can create User events via the UI or API to signal that something of interest has happened. Jason demos how to create an event from a chart and shows how it immediately appears in the UI.

Controlling Event Displays
controlling event displays

Jason demos how to display or hide source events in charts. Then he shows an example of adding an events query to a chart to display only selected events. He customizes the query to also show events when a specific user receives an email alert.