Let’s say that you pick up a dictionary to learn more about a word. What if the words in the dictionary aren’t in order? Then, you’ll have a fairly slim chance of finding your word. The same thing will happen when hundreds of alarms from several monitoring tools flood your alarm management dashboard. Now, if you can organize these alarms, you will be able to manage them better. You can easily track and respond to an alert quickly. With AlarmsOne, you can group the alarms based on display name, severity, category, and application.

 Grouping alarms by display name lists them according to the name of the monitor in the originating application. You can group  according to severity and classify them as critical, major, warning, and info. Critical alarms have the highest priority and should be addressed first for maximum uptime. This classification helps notify specified contacts  and assign tasks according to need. Alarms can be grouped based on categories such as URL, server, ping, port monitoring, and so on. Grouping alarms by category helps  identify the component that needs attention. You can also group alarms based on applications.

For example, let’s suppose you’re monitoring your server with OpManager and monitoring the MySQL database running in that server with application performance monitoring (APM) tool. Now, if the MySQL database contains too many connections, the APM tool will throw an alert. At the same time, if the CPU also overshoots due to MySQL, then OpManager will trigger an alert saying that the  server is down.

mysql has too many connections

Alert from apm: Number of connections >= 1000 (threshold)

If you group the alarms in AlarmsOne by display name, then these two alarms will be grouped together. In this case, they are not unrelated alarms. The reason for these two alarms is one common problem: Too many connections in MySQL. By grouping alarms, you can pinpoint the problem and find your solution easily.

Alarm grouping: Display name

Alarms grouped by display name.

 AlarmsOne lets you open alarms, acknowledge them, notify anyone specifically, and close the ones that have been dealt with. You can filter the grouped alarms by choosing all, opened, closed, acknowledged, or notified. This helps you figure out how many issues have been fixed and how many more have to be addressed.

AlarmsOne helps you manage your alarms with simple, easy-to-use features. We have added a few new integrations to the list. And, many more new features including on-call schedules and overrides are on their way. Sign up to try AlarmsOne for FREE.

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