Best Practices Guide for Creating Alert Detectors
Applications today are built on cloud infrastructure, containers, and third-party or custom services. Monitoring this environment requires ingesting and analyzing huge amounts of data from hundreds to thousands of web services; yet operations teams must create effective alerts without the luxury of a prolonged trial-and-error process. By understanding how to create alerting rules that more closely match metrics behavior in real-world scenarios, your team will be able to respond to systems issues before issues emerge and customers are affected.
In this whitepaper, we will explore:
|•||Why accurate alerting requires more than static alert thresholds or health checks on individual nodes|
|•||What to account for in cases where data is aperiodic, ephemeral, cyclical, or otherwise more complex|
|•||How to create and customize alert detectors in SignalFx|