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Alerts Guide and Reference
Introduction : Alert definition

Alert definition

An alert is a notification that an event involving an OpenEdge Management resource has occurred. Alerts indicate that:
*A typical or routine event has occurred. For example, you can set up an alert to inform you that a database has started or stopped.
*A defined threshold has been met or exceeded. For example, you can set up an alert to be generated if the percentage of OpenEdge® AppServer client requests rejected during a polling interval exceeds the defined threshold. The alert identifies a performance issue you might want to address.
*A situation has occurred with an internal operation. In this situation, an alert automatically fires. You cannot set up internal alerts.
When you configure resource monitoring, you define rules to ensure that a resource performs according to criteria you set. These rules cause OpenEdge Management to generate alerts if a specific condition occurs. Use alerts to ensure that:
*You are automatically notified if a rule is broken; all alert details appear and are accessible through the management console.
*OpenEdge Management triggers optional, predefined corrective actions. You can customize and select actions, such as sending an e-mail to an employee, sending a voice message to a PDA (Personal Data Assistant), or initiating a job action or log file action in response to an event.
The prompt display of an alert and its associated details in the management console and the automatic and timely initiation of actions allow you to quickly recognize and correct resource-related violations.