Receive alert notifications
You can receive an alert based on monitoring metrics for, or events on, your Azure services.
For an alert rule on a metric value, when the value of a specified metric crosses a threshold assigned, the alert rule becomes active and can send a notification. For an alert rule on events, a rule can send a notification on every event, or, only when a certain number of events happen.
When you create an alert rule, you can select options to send an email notification to the service administrator and co-administrators or to another administrator that you can specify. A notification email is sent when the rule becomes active, and when an alert condition is resolved.
In the portal, click Browse, and then a resource you're interested in monitoring.
Click on the Alert rules tile in the Operations lens.
Click the Add alert command.
You can name your alert rule, and choose a description that will show up in the notification email.
When you select Metrics you'll choose a condition and threshold Value for the metric. This is the period of time that Azure uses to monitor and plot alert activity.
You can also choose Events, and get a notification when a certain event happens.
Finally, you can choose to send email notification to responsible administrators.
After you click Save, within a few minutes you will be informed whenever the metric you choose exceeds the threshold.
Once you have created an alert rule, you can view a preview of your alert threshold compared the metric from the previous day.
You can of course edit this alert rule, and Disable or Enable it if you want to temporarily stop receiving notifications about it.
- Configure webhooks on your Alerts to route notifications to various channels
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- Monitor application performance if you want to understand exactly how your code is performing in the cloud.
- View events and audit logs to learn everything that has happened in your service.
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