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Dynamic Alerts Dynamic Alerts

Last Updated: Jun. 17, 2024

Overview

Dynamic alerts utilize artificial intelligence algorithms to analyze incoming logs and metrics and predict their expected behavior for 24 hours. When a log or metric falls above or below a predefined threshold, something unusual may have occurred, indicating an opportunity for corrective action.

For example, a dynamic alert can help you discover when a transaction’s response time exceeds its usual duration, allowing you to pinpoint and address performance bottlenecks. Or it can alert you when the outgoing traffic of a host exceeds its usual levels, indicating a potential security breach.

Dynamic alerts are powered by our Streama© technology, which allows them to run on the Coralogix monitoring pipeline at a third of the cost, without prior indexing.

Create a Dynamic Alert

More-than-usual anomalies

Set up a standard or metric alert to notify you if a log or metric exceeds an AI-generated baseline threshold.

Navigate to Alerts > Alert Management. Click New Alert.

STEP 1. When defining your alert conditions, select to be alerted when an event is more-than-usual compared to the baseline condition.

STEP 2. Specify a minimum threshold to determine when an alert should be triggered. The alert will not be activated if the evaluation result is higher than usual but falls below this threshold. This ensures alerts are only triggered for significant deviations above the specified baseline.

STEP 3. Define the remaining alert conditions.

  • For standard alerts, define the time window for which logs matching your query will be counted. This actual count is compared to the predicted count during this period.
  • Add one or more group-by keys. Our machine-learning model establishes the baseline standard for every group-by key in your alert definition. It is applied daily for the next 24 hours, using data from the past 7 days, and is based on a default maximum of 500 prediction models per metric. An alert is triggered whenever the condition threshold is met for a specific aggregated key within the specified time window.
  • For metric alerts, enter a percentage (for over x %) and timeframe (of the last x minutes) to determine the time for which the metric must be more than usual within the time window. Select the percentage (at least x %) of the timeframe that needs such values for the alert to trigger.

STEP 4. Finalize the alert setup.

Less-than-usual anomalies

Set up a metric alert to notify you if your metric falls below an AI-generated baseline threshold.

Navigate to Alerts > Alert Management. Click New Alert.

STEP 1. When defining your alert conditions, select to be alerted when an event is less-than-usual compared to the baseline condition.

STEP 2. Specify a maximum threshold to determine when an alert should be triggered. The alert will not be activated if the evaluation result is lower than usual but falls above this threshold. This ensures alerts are only triggered for significant deviations below the specified baseline.

STEP 3. Enter a percentage (for over x %) and timeframe (of the last x minutes) to determine the time the metric must be less than usual within the time window. Select the percentage (at least x %) of the timeframe that needs such values for the alert to trigger.

STEP 4. Finalize the alert setup.

Limitations

1. Alerts per Type: There are no limitations on the number of alerts per type (e.g., metric alerts), including Dynamic Alerts.

2. Alert Type + Condition: There is a limit of 10,000 prediction models for each alert type combined with a condition (e.g., metric alert with the “more-than” condition).

3. Alert Definition: By default, each alert is limited to 500 prediction models. This number can be increased up to 5,000. All Team’s alerts of a specific alert type combined with a condition (e.g., metric alert with the “more-than” condition) cannot exceed the 10,000 limit mentioned above.

Additional Resources

DocumentationStandard Alerts
Metric Alerts

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Need help?

Our world-class customer success team is available 24/7 to walk you through your setup and answer any questions that may come up.

Contact us via our in-app chat or by emailing support@coralogix.com.

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