If you want to initiate an action in case a health rule violates, create the action before you start configuring the health rule. You can then link the action to the health rule when you configure the health rule. For more information, see Create HTTP Request Action.

To monitor the health of any entity or a group of entities you need to define health rules. You can create a health rule in two ways:

  • If you have already determined the entity to monitor,
    1. Click Observe > <Entity Type>. The RELATIONSHIP and <entity>  details panels appear. 
    2. Click an entity in the <entity>  details panel. The Health Violations pane and HEALTH AND ALERTING panel appear.
    3. In the HEALTH AND ALERTING panel, click Create Health Rule. The Create New Health Rule wizard appears. The entity type is pre-selected in the Create New Health Rule wizard.
    4. Configure other details as required to create the health rule. See Configure a Health Rule.
  • If you want to choose an entity to monitor or want to monitor a group of entities,
    1. Click Configure > Health Rules.
    2.  In the right panel, click Create Health Rule. The Create New Health Rule wizard appears.
    3. Configure other details as required to create the health rule. See Configure a Health Rule.

Configure a Health Rule

The following table outlines the steps required to create and configure a health rule:

Edit a Health Rule

You can fine tune a health rule based on historical data to ensure that the health of the entities is evaluated appropriately.

  1. Click the health rule listed under the VIOLATION DETAILS section in the right panel. The Edit Health Rule wizard appears.
  2. Edit the configuration as required.

    You can edit the filter attributes, evaluation conditions, update the linked actions, and update the name and description of the health rule.

  3. Save your updates.