Manual Chapter : Modify application performance monitoring alerts

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BIG-IQ Centralized Management

  • 8.0.0
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Modify application performance monitoring alerts

Managing application service alerts

The health of your application service is determined by the status of your virtual servers and/or metric thresholds that monitor your application service's traffic processing capabilities. Metric thresholds are assigned to your application service based on the alert rules configured to your application template. There are a default set of alert rules per application service. You can modify these default rules or add a new alert rule set for a single application service.
You can view and edit a single application service's health rules by clicking the health icon located at the far left of the single application service's summary bar.

Add a new health rule set for an application service

When you configure an application service to the BIG-IQ, the application and its services are monitored by a default health alert rule set. You can create a new health alert rule set to customize the alert notifications for a specific application service.
  1. Go to the Alert Management screen
    Applications
    ALERT MANAGEMENT
    Alert Rules
    .
  2. At the top left of the screen, click the
    Add
    button.
    The New Alert Rule screen opens.
  3. Type a
    Name
    and an optional
    Description
    .
  4. Select the
    Rule Type
    (
    Device Health
    or
    Device Access-health
    ).
  5. In the Metric Conditions area, enable and disable metrics as needed by selecting or clearing the box to the right of the
    Metric
    column.
    BIG-IP devices earlier than version 13.1.0.5 do not collect data that supports metric alerts. Applications that are managed by earlier versions of a BIG-IP device do not receive metric alerts.
  6. Use the Actions area to enable alert notifications by SNMP and Email.
  7. Use the Devices area at the bottom of the screen to view the available devices for the new alert rule set, and move a device from the
    Available
    list to the
    Selected
    list.
    You can filter the device lists by selecting from the
    Filter
    list.
  8. Click
    Save
    at the bottom of the screen, or click
    Save & Close
    to save and return to the Alert Rules screen.
The health and metric rules trigger new alerts according to the saved modifications. This clears active alerts for the associated application, which triggers the Alert Rule Changes alert.

Modify the default application alerts

You can monitor your applications service's status based on the status of its connected objects and traffic performance metrics. The rules for triggering an alert from your application service can be adjusted based on your monitoring needs. For more information about the performance metrics per application service, see
About application alerts
.
  1. Go to the Alert Management screen
    Applications
    ALERT MANAGEMENT
    Alert Rules
    .
  2. Click the alert rule name.
    This opens the alert rule's properties screen.
  3. View the Metric Conditions area at the center of the screen, which displays the current metrics and thresholds for the default application alerts rule.
    By default, all the metrics are enabled.
    BIG-IP devices earlier than version 13.1.0.5 do not collect data that supports metric alerts. Applications that are managed by earlier versions of a BIG-IP device do not receive metric alerts.
  4. To disable, or enable metrics, click the check box to the right of the metric column.
  5. To adjust the Warning and Critical threshold values for enabled metrics, specify a different value for the metric in the appropriate fields.
  6. In the Events area, you can enable or disable status alerts for application objects.
  7. Use the Actions area to enable alert notifications by SNMP and Email.
  8. Click
    Save
    at the bottom of the screen, or click
    Save & Close
    to save and return to the Alert Rules screen.
The metric rules trigger new alerts according to the saved modifications. This clears active alerts associated with this rule set, and triggers an Alert Rule Changes alert.