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Alarm

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Alarm is not enabled for all users. If you’d like to try it out, please email our support team for early access.

The Alarms feature allows users to set up alerts based on parameters or metrics, providing real-time monitoring and notification capabilities. It enables you to monitor and manage your Bridge's performance by configuring thresholds and receiving notifications when these thresholds are crossed.

Bridge metrics are collected and stored in the database every 30 minutes. In the Alarm module, you can set thresholds for these parameters and configure email notifications for recipients who need to be alerted. The system evaluates the gathered data against the configured thresholds, activating an alert whenever any threshold is exceeded, and promptly notifying relevant parties via email for immediate action.
 
Alarms also facilitate historical performance analysis by attribute and help administrators identify server utilization issues, reducing the risk of overload or crashes.
 

Alerts can be set for the following parameters:

  1. CPU Utilization: Monitor CPU load to ensure efficient resource allocation.

  1. Disk Utilization: Track disk usage to prevent storage-related problems.

  1. Memory Utilization: Monitor memory consumption for optimal system performance.

  1. Failed Jobs: Stay informed about failed tasks to maintain workflow efficiency. 

Benefits of Alarm

  1. Performance Insights: Tracking parameters like CPU and Disk utilization provides insights into power consumption and system load, helping identify performance bottlenecks.
  2. Error Detection: Swiftly detects errors that could lead to system failure, ensuring optimal performance.
  3. Consistent System Health: Monitoring CPU usage, memory utilization, disk usage, and job success ensures these critical attributes stay within acceptable limits, promoting consistent system health and optimal performance.

Create and Configure an Alarm   

To create a new Alarm:
  1. Click the settings gear icon  at the left pane.
  2. Navigate to Advanced >> Bridge >> choose Alarms.
  1. Click the New Alarm button.
  1. Fill in the New Alarm details:
    1. Alarm Name: Give a name for the Alarm.
    2. Description: Specify the purpose of the alarm for future reference.
    3. Alarm Type: Choose the Alarm Type from the dropdown menu. There are four predefined alert types available:
      1. CPU Alert
      2. Memory Alert
      3. Disk Alert
      4. Failed Job Alert       
    4. Threshold Value(%): Set the threshold value for the selected parameter.
    5. Select Bridge: Choose the Bridge name from the list, to which you want to apply the alarm configuration. Users have the option to select one, multiple, or all of the available Bridges.
    6. Email Configuration: Select an email template from the provided dropdown list. You can either choose and customize an existing email template or create a completely new one (Refer to image 2). For instructions on crafting a new email template, refer to the Email Template help page in Qntrl. 

      5. Click Save. A new Alarm will be created.



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After creating an Alarm, the following information can be accessed on the Alarm home page.




Alarm Details

Provides information on configured alarms, including their name, creation time, activation threshold criteria, configured email alerts, and status.

Alarm History

Alarm History records instances where the configured Alarms breached their predefined thresholds.

Capacity Planning

Capacity planning reports provide valuable insights into the state of Bridge servers, indicating whether they are experiencing high loads, low loads, or idleness. These details are automatically generated by utilizing historical data on CPU usage, RAM usage, and disk usage.


Edit / Delete an Alarm   

  1. Navigate to(settings) >> Advanced >> Bridge >> select Alarms.
  2. Hover over the name of the Alarm, click the mouse over action menu, select Edit Delete, and proceed with the necessary action.






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