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  1. Hi, We would like to have a way of exporting all alert rules configuration. Would be great to have build in option for exporting or new Report type or API.
  2. My organization originally committed to only creating tickets for CRITICAL level alerts, but naturally marching orders came down to create tickets at WARNING with vastly different set of ticket parameters. The kicker--do this only for specific LogicModules. I figured this was easy enough, until I saw that I wasn't able to select multiple LogicModules for any given alert rule. These LogicModules varied names and datapoints. Creating a glob expression that is not going to cause someone to go cross-eyed would be herculean feat. So instead of adding multiple alert rules with the same set of parameters--level, escalation chain, device/website groups--save LogicModule, please add the ability to configure alert rules to accept multiple configured LogicModules.
  3. It would be immensely helpful if I could see and test alert routing from the Cluster Alerts page at the device group level similar to the existing Alert Routing button on the Alert Tuning tab. As we begin to more heavily utilize this functionality, it's critical that we can verify that alerts are routed correctly wherever we set it up.
  4. Hi, I was hoping that you could add the ability to add a description for alert rules. This will make it much faster to understand and document what each alert rule is supposed to accomplish. Thank you, Jeremy
  5. Hello, We'd like to request some more usage for instance groups. Right now, it's just not very useful to group instances on a datasource. We have shared devices with datasources belonging to different teams and we have to create dashboards and alarm rules regarding those. Right now, we have to use the wildcard filter in a "creative" way to have shared device alerts and dashboards from different teams configured. It would be really helpful if the instance-group name could be used in Filters. Use-Case: * To configure alert rules for shared devices for different teams, we can group all datasource-instances in instance groups named "teamname" and then filter on "teamname", this works even when we use "*" for device/devicegroup, as long as instancegroup "teamname" is persistent over multiple shared devices. * To have dashboards for shared devices on a per-team base, we can filter for the teamname when creating those dashboards. This also works with "*" as device/devicegroup query, so instances on new devices will be added automatically. Regards, Bastian
  6. You must have set up your Alert Rules & Escalation Chains hoping that it is setup correctly. What if it was not set up accurately and it does not Alert the right group or even worse it does not alert at all? The worst thing is for you not to receive an alert when a device is down or let's say you have a disk which is filling up due to logs which have been set to a verbose mode which one of your teammates did not change the level back after troubleshooting. In this article, you will be guided how to setup an effective Alert Rule & Escalation chain. In addition, we will show you how to deliver a live alert without creating any impact to the system in question. Before diving into the troubleshooting steps, below are the difference between Alert Rules and Escalation Chains. Alert Rules are used to tag the respective Escalation Chains when a certain device reaches the defined severity level. You could define this Alert Rule to use an Escalation chain only when a certain data point is reached. Escalation Chains are used to set the delivery method for Alerts. This could be set to deliver your alerts via email, sms, ticketing systems, custom HTTP integrations, etc. You may also set your Escalation Chain to be routed to different groups of people during different times/days. This is useful for different sets of standby engineers for a 24x7 operation. Alert Rules & Escalation Chains are very powerful if used correctly. To begin, we will first create an Escalation Chain. For this example, i will create it for Windows devices. We recommend enabling rate limit as you will not want to receive a flood of alerts. By doing so, it limits the maximum number of Alerts delivered in the defined time. If you are wondering, i created 3 stages for different delivery methods (email, Hipchat & voice). The duration that it takes to move from one chain to the other is defined within the Escalation Interval of the Alert Rule. This is an optional section where we have the ability to route alerts to different people depending on the time and day. It is quite simple, just select the days & timing for the respective stages. This section below for the creation of Alert Rules requires good planning. Alerts are triggered based on on the priority level. It will start from the lowest to the highest number. It should start with the most granular to the most number of wildcards. A common use case is: Create an Alert rule to send Interface related Alerts to the network team Create an Alert rule to send hardware or performance Alerts to sysadmin team Create an Alert rule to send Exchange Alerts to the messaging team Create an Alert rule to send all other alerts to the sysadmin team Another essential portion which we need to focus on is the Group which it is applied to. We get this question asked countless times. It’s an easy fix but it is knowing what to fix. If you set it to * it will apply to all groups - which is great. However, we know that we can’t apply the Alert rule to all devices. We might need to apply different alert rules to a different type of devices (e.g: Server, Switches, Routers, WAN Links, etc). Let's say you have a router “wan01” which resides in the group “Infrastructure -> Critical -> Networking -> Routers -> WAN”. If you apply the Alert Rule to “Infrastructure/Critical/”, your device will not pick up this Alert Rule as it resides in subtree. The fix is simple, just apply the Alert Rule to “Infrastructure/Critical/*”. This will Apply to all subgroups under Critical. Now, once you have set that up, I'm sure you would like to verify if that if the Alert Rule is picked up by the datasource or instance in question. To do so, navigate to the datasource or instance in question. Click on the COG button and it will show you the Alert Rule, Escalation Chain and delivery method for each stage. This is how you can determine if your Alert Rule or Escalation chain is picked up. The next thing is to validate the delivery of an Alert. Yes, we could click on the “Send Test Alert”. I’m sure we prefer to have an actual alert to see how it works. My favourite datasource to use is the Ping datasource with the PingLossPercent datapoint. To trigger an alert, we could change this value to “>=0”. What this will do is to send an Alert when the Ping Loss is more than or equal to 0. To do so, it’s quite easy too.Click on the pencil icon within the line of PingLossPercent. Click on the + sign as this will create an instance level threshold. What you want to do is to set the value to 0 for critical. You should receive the Alerts quite soon after. Once you have received the alerts and verified its all working, remember to remove it as you dont want to get flooded with alerts. I hope this article has provided you with sufficient information on how to setup an alert, test and trigger the Alerts.
  7. There is no way to backup Alert Rules configuration in LogicMonitor so I came up with this ConfigSource for LMConfig to keep track of configuration changes to Alert Rules. Groovy Script /* ConfigSource Retrieves and stores the JSON document for alert rules. Define the following custom properties on a collector object: api.accessId api.accessKey api.accountName Mosh Jahán Rentokil Initial May 2017 */ import org.apache.http.HttpEntity import org.apache.http.client.methods.CloseableHttpResponse import org.apache.http.client.methods.HttpGet import org.apache.http.impl.client.CloseableHttpClient import org.apache.http.impl.client.HttpClients import org.apache.http.util.EntityUtils import javax.crypto.Mac; import javax.crypto.spec.SecretKeySpec; import org.apache.commons.codec.binary.Hex; def debugMode = false; def apiAccessId; def apiAccessKey; def apiAccountName; if (debugMode == false) { try { apiAccessId = hostProps.get("api.accessId"); } catch (all) { println "(debug::fatal) Missing custom property api.accessId"; return 1; } try { apiAccessKey = hostProps.get("api.accessKey"); } catch (all) { println "(debug::fatal) Missing custom property api.accessKey"; return 1; } try { apiAccountName = hostProps.get("api.accountName"); } catch (all) { println "(debug::fatal) Missing custom property api.accountName"; return 1; } } else { // Hardcode values for debug here apiAccessId = ""; apiAccessKey = ""; apiAccountName = ""; } def resourcePath = "/setting/alert/rules"; def url = "https://" + apiAccountName + "" + "/santaba/rest" + resourcePath; // Calculate signature epoch = System.currentTimeMillis(); requestVars = "GET" + epoch + resourcePath; hmac = Mac.getInstance("HmacSHA256"); secret = new SecretKeySpec(apiAccessKey.getBytes(), "HmacSHA256"); hmac.init(secret); hmacSigned = Hex.encodeHexString(hmac.doFinal(requestVars.getBytes())); signature = hmacSigned.bytes.encodeBase64(); // HTTP GET CloseableHttpClient httpclient = HttpClients.createDefault(); httpGet = new HttpGet(url); httpGet.addHeader("Authorization" , "LMv1 " + apiAccessId + ":" + signature + ":" + epoch); response = httpclient.execute(httpGet); responseBody = EntityUtils.toString(response.getEntity()); statusCode = response.getStatusLine().getStatusCode(); // Output response if (statusCode == 200) { println "AlertRulesJSON:" + responseBody; } else { println "Request failed " + statusCode; } httpclient.close(); return 0;