Manage Alarms (Edit, Verify, Disable, Delete)

The Pepperdata dashboard lets you manage the alarms for your cluster. You can edit alarms, verify that an alarms fires as expected, disable/enable alarms, and delete alarms (except predefined alarms).

Edit Alarms

You can edit any alarm, any time, whether predefined or a custom one that was created for your cluster. In the Alarms tab of an application’s App Details page, you can edit alarms that were created in that tab, to change the basic configuration. In the Alarms & Alerts page, you can edit all of an alarm’s settings, regardless of where or how the alarm was created: its title, query, and threshold; advanced threshold options (upper vs. lower limit, and firing threshold percentages and times); and the email override for receiving alerts.

Verify Alarms

The easiest way to verify that your alarm and associated alerts are properly configured is to create the alarm with an initial, temporary threshold that is not actually an alarm condition.

The alarm should fire immediately, appear when you mouse over the Alarms icon () in the “top-nav” menu, appear in the Alarms & Alerts page at the top of the sorted Last Fired column, and you should receive any associated alerts. After this verification process, be sure to edit the alarm and change the threshold to an actual alarm value.

Disable/Enable Alarms

You can toggle a configured alarm’s status between enabled and disabled anytime. For example, if you’re performing maintenance on a given host, you can prevent nuisance alarms by disabling alarms associated with that host, and then re-enabling the alarms when the maintenance is finished. Likewise, if you’re receiving nuisance alarms for a known, temporary bug or system issue, you can disable the alarms until the bug or issue is fixed (and then re-enable the alarm).

Disable/Enable Alarms From the Alarms Page

The Status column of the Alarms & Alerts page shows the enabled status of every alarm. To change between disabled and enabled, click the alarm’s associated On/Off control.

If you are a group administrator—an administrator who can create users for a given group—you can disable/enable any alarm. If you are not a group administrator, you can disable/enable only those alarms that you created.

Disable/Enable Alarms By Using the REST API

For details about the alarms API, including cURL and Python examples, see Alarms API: Create, Retrieve, and Delete Alarms.

Delete Alarms

You can delete a custom alarm anytime. In the Alarms tab of an application’s App Details page, you can delete any alarm that is associated with the application (regardless of how/where the alarm was created). In the Alarms & Alerts page, you can delete any alarm except predefined alarms.