Assign an alert to a source

You can assign an alert configuration to a source such as an application, network, device, or device group. An alert configuration does not start monitoring until it is assigned to a source, and the alert monitors metric data only from the sources to which it is assigned.

Before you begin

You must configure an alert before you assign the alert as described in Configure threshold alert settings and Configure trend alert settings.
Although you configure alert settings from the System Settings window, you assign an alert configuration to a source from the Metrics page in the ExtraHop Web UI. The following procedure shows you how to assign an alert configuration to a device, which is similar for other sources.
  1. Log into the Web UI on the ExtraHop Discover or Command appliance.
  2. Click Metrics from the top menu.
  3. Click Devices in the left pane.
  4. Select the checkbox for each device you want monitored by an alert configuration.
  5. Click the Assign Alert icon from the top of the page.
  6. Select the checkbox for each alert configuration you want to assign to the selected devices.
  7. Click Assign Alerts.
The alert configuration monitors the selected devices for the alert conditions specified in the alert settings.
Tip:You can also manage alert assignments for a device from the device overview page. From the Manage Device section, click Assignments to add or remove alert assignments from the device and to view which alerts are already assigned to the device.

Next steps

Published 2017-08-14 22:08