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. Availability Test SMS alert can't includes description details like email alert

    Upon setting up the Availability Test, there's an option to change the description of Alert Notification but not the title. On Email Notification, there's no problem since it was able to get the customized description. However, for SMS, the notification is not descriptive and seems only pulling the title instead of getting the description as well.

    Is there a way to customize the SMS notification to make it more descriptive?

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  2. Alert on Resource Type Metrics

    Adding basic alerts to every resource is inefficient, and can sometimes lead to unmonitored resources if one is forgotten. It would be useful if the metric alert scope could look at all of a type of resource for certain metrics.

    This would allow us to set up one alert per resource type / metric and have it apply to all existing and future resources of that type without needing to manually assign it.

    For example:

    An alert looking at all SQL Databases and alerting if any reaches 70% space used.

    Looking at all VMs, alerting when CPU Usage reaches 90%.

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  3. Alert Resolution and Refired Alert During a Single Interval Behavior

    Currently if an alert is fired then resolved and triggered again during a single interval then you only get alerted once. The problem with this is you will not receive an alert for the second time the alert is fired thus giving the person who resolved the first alert the impression that everything is fixed when in fact there is now a new error that needs to be resolved.

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  4. Allow Alert Rule Names to be Changed

    Currently you have to delete and recreate an alert in order to change its name. It would be easier if we could edit the alert rule's name without having to delete the original alert and recreate it.

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  5. Be able to create metric alerts on non-existing metric

    We want a DevOps approach of monitoring, meaning that monitoring alerts are written in code using ARM templates and are deployed just after Application in the same deployment pipeline.
    When we want to deliver a new feature on our application, behind a new API endpoint, in the application code, we define a new custom metric for it.
    But we are unable to create the alert associated as long as no one used the new endpoint.
    Could you allow the creation of metric-based alerts on non-existing metrics to allow this scenario ?

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  6. Creating a multi-resource metric alert rule via CLI

    “Creating a multi-resource metric alert rule via CLI isn't supported currently. " This function is essential for our project.

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  7. 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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  8. allow more than 128 characters in the alert description

    Allow more than 128 characters in the alert description.

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Ability to increase Aggregation granularity (period) to more than 24 hours

    Currently the maximum value for aggregation granularity is 24 hours. We have a scenario where we would like to have this number way higher, like 48 or 72 hours. It would be great if this can be made available so that we don't have to look around for other alerting platforms.

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. all changing smart group alert state to change the state of the alert

    It is unclear to me why it makes sense to create smart groups that you can change state for but then not have the state of the "smart group" not also change the state of the individual alerts that make up that smart group.

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  18. Allow alerts to be triggered thru Logic Apps, Functions or Custom Applications

    Allow alerts to be triggered thru Logic Apps, Fucntions or Custom Applications.

    in our case , many monitoring fucntions are creating alerts and posting it to third party system. We r thinking use Azure Alert and Action Groups but can trigger Alerts from Fucntions..

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  19. Reduce Spam from Metrics Alerts

    My metrics alerts fire every few minutes, despite previous alerts not being Resolved. A new copy of the same alert should not be able to fire until either the previous alert is Resolved or some configurable amount of time has passed.

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  20. The alert's resource link to App Insights should take you right to the triggering requests or their timeframe

    In the Alerts UI, the App Insights link for request-based Alerts (i.e Server Response Time) should take you right to the triggering requests or their timeframe, not just the home page for App Insights.

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