Alerts and notifications
What are alerts?
Alerts are tasks that continually monitor active queries to look for and report on specific events or conditions. When the conditions of the alert are met, an alert notification is triggered.
Alerts can be delivered to servers, groups, or individuals either in real-time or at set intervals. For example, you may define an alert to notify you every time a specific status code appears in a web server event. Or, you might set an alert to be triggered if a server's average response time over a 30-minute period exceeds a set threshold.
Alerts are critical tools for monitoring system performance and data conditions. They can be defined on any kind of query and help you to:
- Troubleshoot systems
- Detect incidents in real-time
- Proactively recognize potential problems
- Identify security weaknesses
- Detect potential fraud or network threats
- Respond more quickly to server crashes
- Identify unexpected and/or unwanted operations occurring in your applications
- Detect inactivity
There are some processes you need to take into account when using alerts. They are explained in the following articles:
What are notifications?
These are simple messages generated by Devo when certain events have occurred in the domain. They can be reviewed in the Notifications area of the web app.
Devo generates notifications that communicate system events. The Notifications area lists the notifications that have been triggered when:
- Someone uploads data or inject content to a table.
- An aggregation task is created, stopped or deleted.
- A new lookup table is ready for use.
- A new relay is added.
When a new unread notification is detected, a numeric indicator appears next to the notifications icon in the navigation pane. Click the tab to access the notifications area. Here you can see all notifications in the domain, with the most recent at the top. You can remove notifications from this list using the X buttons at the end of each notification row if you deem it appropriate.
If you hover over the Notifications icon while the navigation pane is minimized, you will see the following information:
After accessing the notifications area, the New counter will be reset and the numeric indicator that shows next to the Notifications icon in the navigation pane will disappear.