Foglight fires alarms when something being monitored is experiencing a lower- or higher-than-desired level, or “abnormal” behavior.  You can help Foglight understand what “reasonable” levels of performance are, and which problems result in email notifications.  Learn the finer points of configuring and controlling the volume of alarms in Foglight.

 

Tips for Rule and Alarm Management   

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This webcast covered:

  • Best practices for altering rules
  • Rule conditions
  • Rule actions (defining what takes place when an alarm fires)
  • Rule behaviors (do you want to see the actual frequency of a triggered alarm, or more of a sampling?)
  • Scoping of rules and alert threshold values to finely tune when, and for what, an alarm fires

 

Gain More Time to Improve and Innovate:  Zero in on Your Problems Quickly!

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This webcast covered:

  • Alarm workflows for common use cases:
  • Address a current server resource problem
  • Determine if activity on a database is unusual or normal
  • Use alarms to aid capacity planning processes
  • Use email notifications to alert the right people of problems that need attention
  • Manage alarms: locate, acknowledge, clear, and purge alarms when appropriate

 

Minimize the Noise - Analyze and Adjust Your Database Alarms

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This webcast covered:

  • How to configure database alarm settings including setting thresholds
  • How to perform alarm analysis for tuning of alarms
  • How to copy alarm settings between different servers
  • How to set up notifications
  • How to clear old alarms

 

A Deeper Dive Into Rule Management & Introduction to The New Infrastructure Rule Editor

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This webcast covered:

  • Match up Alarms in the Databases Dashboard to rules in the Rule Management dashboard
  • Will I break Foglight by modifying a rule?
  • How are they related? 
  • Further customize Database rules, examples include:
  • Scope "days since last backup" value to a specific database
  • Scope "buffer cache hit ratio" value to a specific instance at a specific time of day
  • Scope a rule to apply (or not) to database instances within a Database Group
  • An introduction to the New(and Improved!) Infrastructure Rules Editor
  • Modify existing rule
  • Add a new rule
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