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Alerting profile for custom log events

campbell_purvis
Contributor

Hello. Is it possible to generate an alert (configure an alerting profile) purely for Custom Log Events?

Based on any single occurrence of a log event, I wish to raise an alert. However, I do not want to 'bundle' the alert in with standard Error Alerts - we require a dedicated alerting profile/'queue' for such log events.

Assigning the log event to raise a Custom alert would suffice. However, there is no option to generate a custom alert when defining the detection rules for custom log events.

If this is possible it would allow us to use Dynatrace instead of Splunk for log event alerting which would be nice.

Many thanks, Cam



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wolfgang_beer
Dynatrace Champion
Dynatrace Champion

So you don't want to trigger a problem? Just deliver a log info event as alert?


wolfgang_beer
Dynatrace Champion
Dynatrace Champion

another question from my side, what kind of log events are those? Are they related to info only or are they related to any malfunction?


campbell_purvis
Contributor

Hi Wolfgang, thanks for your response. The log events are related to errors, not info. The requirement is to associate them with a specific alerting problem - not the ones in the Generate drop-down (Error|Perf|Availability). The Custom problem would suffice but is not an option.


wolfgang_beer
Dynatrace Champion
Dynatrace Champion

A feature that is already in the pipeline is the ability to create an AlertingProfile filter based either on specific built in event types or on string filtered title or description messages. See following screenshot. Would that solve your use-case?


@Wolfgang B. I have created an event filter(custom) to mitigate unnecessary disk space alerts for a particular disk. Since configured I am not receiving other alert notifications such as CPU, memory, GC, Response time etc for the alerting profile . What is the correct way of setting up an event filter? how exactly does it work?


campbell_purvis
Contributor

Would a custom log event fall under the category of 'built in event type' (available under the 'Filter by any event source' dropdown)?

If so, then yes, that would meet our requirements. What would the rough target date be for release?


wolfgang_beer
Dynatrace Champion
Dynatrace Champion

No, those fall under custom events. So you have to filter for your own log event titles. If everything runs smooth in testing stage this should be available mid November.


campbell_purvis
Contributor

That is wonderful, thank you so much for the information.