An alert profile is composed of two things:
- Filter Specification: A filter, or combination of filters, that specifies which alerts are of interest.
- Alert Action: This specifies the email addresses to which the Delphix Engine will send email when an alert matches the filter specification.
By default, the Delphix Engine has a single alert profile configured with the following parameters:
- Filter Specification: Match any alert with a severity level of CRITICAL or WARNING.
- Alert Actions: Send email to the address defined for user delphix_admin.
Using the CLI, it is possible to:
- Modify the system default alert profile
- Create additional profiles in addition to the default one
- Set multiple actions for a single profile, such as "email dephix_admin" and "email email@example.com".
The following alert filters are new to the Delphix 5.1 release:
- Filtered by Owner of alerts target – for example, objects owned by user 1
Complex filters combine/modify other sub-filters:
- “And” filter – Used when all conditions defined must be met for the filter to notify the user with an email
- “Or” filter – Used when either one or the other of the conditions defined in the filters must be met for the filter to notify the user with an email
- “Not” filter – Used to exclude items
- This is a CLI feature.
- Alert Profiles do not override permission settings. If you do not have Read permission on an object then your alert profile will never get triggered for that objects alerts, regardless of your filter settings.
- A simple profile
- A profile with two filters
- A complicated profile
For more information, see CLI Cookbook: Creating Alert Profiles.
A Simple Profile
A simple profile approach matches the Delphix out-of-the-box default alert profiles. To create a simple alert profile using the CLI as seen in the figure below, go into the alert profile section of the command line interface (CLI) and create a new profile. Line four prompts the engine to send an email when the filters are triggered. The following three command lines refer to the filter specifications. Follow two severity levels: warning and critical. This will trigger an email alert when any warning or critical events occur.
Simple Alert Profile example in the CLI
A Compound Alert Profile
Creating a compound alert profile in the CLI will combine two filters together. This profile triggers an email about any alert on objects owned by the delphix_admin plus any other alert that is critical. The compound alert profile creates two filters. The first one will be the target owner filter, which in this case is delphix_admin. The second filter is the severity filter, allowing users to match anything that is critical. Combine these two filters using the OR logic so that if any of the sub filters match, the whole filter matches. An example of this can be seen in the figure below.
Alert Profile using OR logic
While working in the CLI, the first four lines describe a simple alert profile. The distinction between simple and compound alert profiles is that in a compound profile, the top-level filter uses an OR filter with sub-filters for target owner and severity level, as seen in line five of the figure below.
Complex Alert Profile
A complex alert profile uses the profile filter created in the compound alert profile and modifies it. For the example shown in the figure below, you have a VDB named test_instance that you do not need any emails about. The following commands will create an effective filter.
- Create an OR filter with two sub filters: target owner and event type.
- Create a NOT filter which will exclude the VDB (test_instance) from which you do not want to receive notifications.
- Use the AND logic to combine all these filters together, as seen below.
Complex Alert Profile
Below is an example of the command lines used to set up this complex profile.