How to add a metric trigger

Use this procedure to create a new metric trigger. You must have the Manager role to create a trigger.

  1. Open the ADMIN > Actions page, and then click the TRIGGERS tab.

  2. In the upper-right corner, click ADD TRIGGER.

  3. In the Trigger details area of the ADD TRIGGER dialog, enter a name and optionally, a description.

    Note that trigger names cannot be changed after the ADD TRIGGER dialog is saved.

  4. In the Type field, select Metrics.

    The ADD TRIGGER dialog expands to include new fields.

  5. In the Metric name field, enter the name of a metric.

    When you enter the first few letters of a metric name, Zenoss Cloud displays a list of names to choose from. For assistance finding a metric name, see the ADMIN > Metric Dictionary page.

  6. (Optional) In the Trigger criteria area, build a query to identify one or more entities that collect the metric.

    For more information, see Trigger queries and Metric trigger fields.

  7. In the Threshold criteria area, define the threshold type and the values to use in comparisons.

    1. In the Thresholds field, select min/max.

      The Threshold criteria area updates to include fields for entering the minimum and maximum values of the threshold.

    2. In the unlabeled fields, enter a minimum (left field) and a maximum (right field) values, or just a minimum or maximum.

      • When both values are specified, the values define the normal range for data points of the specified metric. When data points are less then the minimum value or greater than the maximum value, the trigger matches.

      • When just a minimum value is specified, the trigger matches when data points are less than the specified value.

      • When just a maximum value is specified, the trigger matches when data points are greater than the specified value.

      The values you specify must be raw (as collected), not normalized values. The dictionary service normalizes some metric values with scale factors.

  8. (Optional) In the Tags field, add one or more terms to associate with the trigger.

  9. Click SAVE.