Azure Monitor- Alert Management

Azure Alert Management provides a unified alerting experience across all Azure monitoring services including but not limited to Azure Monitor (Metrics and Activity Logs), Application Insights and OMS Log Analytics with support for third party services coming in future.
Azure Alert Management provides features such as alert correlation and state management.
This forum is to discuss anything related to alerting in Azure.

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  1. Azure Alert e-mail formatting

    Simpler formatting of the Alert e-mails. Using a simpler subject line with Activated and Deactivated clearly stated would make the alerts much easier to read and match.

    The system currently sends the same subject line with [ALERT ACTIVATED] for both the initial activation and also any subsequent resolution.

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  3. Ability to Suppress "From now" for a configurable amount of time instead of "Always"

    It would be great to be able to have a From Now suppression that would auto-disable after a configurable amount of time to re-enable the alerting automatically. There are options for configurable Endtimes for suppressions but those also start at specific times. I want to be able to easily Suppress something that I know is going on now, maybe for an hour, or 24 hours, and have it automatically re-enable, without needing to go edit the Action Rule settings each time to configure the time range each time.

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  4. Suppress Alerts by Machine or User

    We would like to be able to suppress alerts based on the Computer or TargetUserAccount returned in the search query. For example, if I am monitoring disk space every 60 minutes, I should only receive 1 alert for INSTANCE1 but still be able to alert on other instances entering a low disk space condition the next time the alert runs. Similarly, if I alert on a user account failed login attemps, I should be able to exclude just that user but alert on others the next time that alert is polled.

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  5. Increase the flexibility in Email/SMS/Push format.

    The SMS/Push notification is really great, but there are no VM name on it. When customers receive a SMS/Push, they only know a alert is fired, but they don't know which VM is facing the issue. They have to open email to check the details.

    The Email/SMS/Push format might not fit customer's need. Maybe Azure could add some boxes let customer themselves to add the items info they need. such as "ComputerName", "ServicesName".

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  6. Support Multi-Action Alert rule specification in single Activity Log resource

    Currently I have to create three activity log alert resources to monitor start/stop/restart of a virtual machine.. it would be great and simplify/ease the life of Azure admin's if multi action activity log alert is made available

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  7. Timely Health Alert reporting

    Difficult to find the best place for this....

    Today at 09:45 GMT, I discovered that I could not start a de-allocated VM in UKSouth, and raised a Microsoft support ticket at 09:47BST.

    No issues were shown on the Portal Service Health and no alerts were received, until 12:32 -apparently the fault started at 06:50 UTC.

    And then the Portal Service Health showed the issue at UKWest and not UKSouth.

    As a consequence this has got me very concerned regarding running a service and reporting to my customers, and seems at odds with Service Management Reporting at SLAs.

    I am less…

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  8. Add Additional Event Triggers on Storage Account Alerting

    Monitoring and alerting on Storage Account resources seems to be focused on metric and general resource administration alert triggers.

    Ability to create/trigger an alert on the addition of a new blob/file to a container/containers in the storage account.

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  9. Automatically resolve alerts with configurable criteria

    It doesn't appear to be possible to automatically resolve alerts based on a configurable criteria (e.g. the alert has not been triggered for X period). This would be immensely useful for certain alerting scenarios.

    For example, I have an alert which triggers when updates are available for managed Windows servers using a log search condition and email action. Once the updates are installed, the alert will no longer trigger, but the alert is still active in a "New" state unless it's manually closed.

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  10. Terraform: Support for Alerts based on Log analytics queries

    I(t would be great to add support in terraform for alerts based on log analytics Queries.

    https://github.com/terraform-providers/terraform-provider-azurerm/issues/3951

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  11. Add a 'Duplicate Alarm' button when browsing alerts

    I have a boat-load of alerts that differ by only one value (like a 'computer name') or 'environment name'. But I have to configure the other 30 values that are all the same each time I create an alarm in the UI. I need a way to use one alarm as a template

    2 votes
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  12. Allow us to suppress the number of alerts we get for administrative operations. A VM Delete alert will send 6 emails ! Thanks

    Setting up an alert for a new VM or delete VM will send six emails as it's a long running operation and there is no way to suppress or limit to just one email. Microsoft case =117071616046005 thanks

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  13. Allow more than 500 values within a single metric based alert rule

    Allow more than 500 values within a single metric based alert rule.

    it does not take long to exceed the 500 limit, even doing something simple like % free space on servers with a single drive letter.
    Limit should be configuration.
    if performance is the concern limit the evaluation frequency as the dimension increases.

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  14. allow more than 128 characters in the alert description

    Allow more than 128 characters in the alert description.

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  15. Add the option to send one alert per result when alerting from a log analytics query.

    Add the option to send one alert per result when alerting from a log analytics query.

    within the configure signal logic screen add the option.

    Send one alert per result Y/N

    for example

    This query might list more than one result

    Perf
    | where InstanceName matches regex "[A-Z]:"
    |where TimeGenerated >= ago(15m) and CounterName == "% Free Space" and CounterValue < 20
    | summarize by Computer, ObjectName, CounterName, InstanceName, CounterValue

    instead of sending all the results data in one alert, send one alert per row from the results.

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  16. Provide some form of alert rule foldering or grouping

    Provide some form of alert rule foldering or grouping.

    Having a single list for all alerts is primitive.
    allow us to create groups or folders,
    for example we would have a group for production servers that might have different thresholds than non-prod.
    or a group for a specific group of application servers.

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  17. allow alert rule edit/update on all fields

    Add the ability to edit all fields in an alert rule.
    We should not have to delete and re-create to change the name or other fields.

    all fields in the alert rule should be editable.

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  18. Add the option for "select all " in the computer list to auto-update as new servers are added, currently we would need to update manually

    Add the option for "select all " in the computer list within an alert rule to auto-update as new servers are added, currently we would need to update manually.
    but it needs to be a select-able option.

    auto-update server list y/n

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  19. Centralized dashboard to track all alert activities (email, issue, alert monitoring)

    We should be able to have a complete dashboard to see how many alerts were fired, the type of issues, and see exactly if they are actually working

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  20. Store the alert state in Log Analytics together with existing alert information

    Azure Monitor alert information are not written/reported into log analytics, hence it's not easy to create any visualization about alert state aggregation, trending and so on. Why not implementing a native write operation into log analytics or a solution which moves alert data to it?

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