Understanding Alert Simulation

It is possible to calculate the number of Alert Notifications that would have been generated based on the historical data. This allows to adjust the parameters when setting up an Alert to ensure receiving the optimum value from Notifications without excess noise. This simulation works on all types of KPI Alerts including combinations of Alerts. Simulation can be performed on new Alerts as well as existing ones.

1. Editing the Rule

Access Content > Alerts > KPI Alerts

  1. Limit the list by selecting a Metric
  2. Access the Rule by clicking Rule name from grid

1.1. Define Alert Criteria

Click the gear icon near the Edit Alert Condition field

  1. Define Alert Criteria
  2. Set the length of Simulation
  3. Choose the Dimension Value
  4. [Simulate]
  5. View the results

2. Difference Between "every time" and "first time only"

  1. Example of Alert sent "every time" condition is met. An extended line under the Alert indicates that an Alert for the same condition was generated every day for that range, so a total of 15 Alerts were issued.
  2. Example of Alert sent only the "first time condition is met". This means that an alert message goes out the first time the alert rule is satisfied, but no subsequent alert is sent until it drops below the threshold. If it goes past the threshold again, it will trigger 1 alert and so on. In this example, the number of Alerts is reduced to 5.