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What are the available placeholders for event description while defining custom alerting?

Would like to know what are the available placeholder/variables that can be used while defining a custom alert?

attaching a screenshot of what i mean


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Dear Srinivas,

So far there are four of those, see my screenshot. {alert_condition} is either set to 'BELOW' or 'ABOVE' depending on what you selected in the configuration, if the alert should trigger if the value is above or below the threshold. {metricname} is the display name of your selected metric. {severity} is the value that breached the threshold and {threshold} is your defined threshold.

Hope that helped.

Best greetings,


Thanks Wolfgang for your response, was wondering if it is possible to add diskname when a disk breaches my custom threshold, but looks like there are no applicable placeholders.

Hi @srinivas_vaddin ,

Yes, I think the severity placeholder contains the max breaching value during the observation period. 

Best greetings,


Would also like to know if possible to add any other placeholders, specifically {diskname} for instance, as mentioned by other user.

I know there are more coming, but not sure on what they will all be exactly. I have an open RFE to add {host} which was accepted.

Noted, thanks Larry. Hopefully they can also include {diskname} and more usefull ones.

Hi @wolfgang_beer , Do we have any possibility to add the number of failure count in the placeholder of custom event rule so that we can compare the threshold with current value of failure count on problem screen. 




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