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Alerts tab

The Alerts tab provides a high level overview of the RightScale Alert System, which consists of Alerts and Alert Escalations. All of the alerts across all of your deployments will be displayed. To determine where an alert is being defined (ServerTemplate, Deployment, or Server level), click the Alert's name and check the "Defined by" value. Note: A similar Alerts tab is visible at the deployment level. Alerts are categorized into three different types:

  • Enabled - The 'All' column displays the total number of alerts (not servers) that are currently enabled and being monitored on all running servers. A green ball denotes that there are no triggered alerts. A red ball is shown when an alert's condition is met and triggered on a running server. Red balls are only shown for triggered alerts (not servers). For example, if a single server has 5 triggered alerts, 5 red balls will be shown. Triggered alerts will be listed below along with their associated alert escalation, the state of the alert (enabled) and the length of time (min/hour/day) that the alert condition has been triggered. You can also view/edit the alert, as well as change the state of the alert. For example, if you are aware of the triggered alert and do want any action to be taken as a result, you can either temporarily disable (quench) the alert for 1hr or 24hrs, or permanently disable the alert by making it inactive. When an alert is either quenched or inactive, the alert's condition is no longer monitored and no alert escalation will be called.
  • Quenched - The number of alerts on running instances that have been temporarily disabled (quenched)(e.g. 1hr off, 24hr off).
  • Inactive - The number of alerts on running instances that have been turned off (disabled).

Click the error icon, to view an alert's error message. Click the "Show" link to view more detailed information about each alert that is triggered.

Manage > Deployments > View Dashboard > Index > Alerts tab

Deployments tab

The Deployments tab shows information about any active server instances.

  • Instances - An active instances that were launched directly from a machine image (AMI, RightImage, etc.).
  • Default - Each account contains a "Default" deployment. Typically, you will add servers to a deployment from a specific ServerTemplate. However, if you launch a server directly from a ServerTemplate without assigning it to a particular deployment, the server will appear in the "Default" deployment.
  • Other Deployments - A deployment and its servers will be shown in an expanded view if at least one server instance is active. Deployments that do not contain at least one active server will be displayed below.
Manage > Deployments > View Dashboard > Index > Deployments tab Manage > Deployments > View Dashboard > Index > Overview tab

Monitoring tab

The Monitoring tab lets you select any server from any of your deployments and display its monitoring data. By default, the "cpu-overview" graph is displayed which shows all the states (idle, wait, etc.) in a single graph using different colors. It's a useful graph for providing an overview of overall server activity. You'll notice that the graphs show the server's current (now) activity and are very small in size. To zoom in on a graph, select a different graph size (small or large). Note: Graphs will only appear on servers where monitoring is enabled. To enable monitoring, you will need to Set up collectd. To view other detailed graphs, you will need to navigate to the Monitoring tab of a particular server or deployment.

Cluster Monitoring provides a simple and efficient means to browse through monitoring data for Deployments consisting of many Servers. Customers with hundreds or even thousands of Servers in a Deployment will find this feature useful. You can specify a subset of Servers to Cluster Monitor in your Deployment based on the Server name, ServerTemplate name, or Tag. Select the Add Cluster Monitor action link in your Deployment's Monitoring tab to view Cluster Monitoring graph data in the Dashboard.

With your Cluster Monitor, you also have the option of viewing it as a Heat Map or Stacked Graph. You may add your Cluster Monitor Heat Map or Stacked Graph as a Widget to the Dashboard.

Manage > Deployments > View Dashboard > Index > Monitoring tab
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