Creating an Alert

You can create alerts to provide automatic notification about operations, such as failed jobs.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Monitoring > Alerts.

    The Triggered alerts page appears.

  2. On the Alerts definitions tab, in the upper-right area of the page, click Add alert definition.

    The Add alerts definition page appears.

  3. On the General tab, in the Alert name box, type a name for the alert.


    The name of the alert must be unique and not follow any generic name conventions.

  4. From the Alert type list, click the type of alert you want to create.

    For example, select Backup Job Failed.

  5. If the alert type has a variable in it, in the Value for X box, enter a value for the variable.

    For example, you must define the value for X for the Backup Delay by X Hrs alert type.

  6. Click Next.

  7. On the Entities tab, select the entities to apply the alert to.

  8. Click Next.

  9. If you want to define alert based on alert tokens, on the Token Criteria tab, click Add rule group.

  10. Click Add Rule and configure a rule.

    For example, JOB ID greater than 1000.

    For descriptions of the tokens, see Available Alert Tokens.

  11. Click Next.

  12. On the Alert target tab, under Send alert to, select how to notify users when the alert is triggered.

    For example, you can email the alert to a group of users.

  13. Click Next.

  14. To change the default information in the alert, on the Template tab, remove or add information that is included in the alert when it is triggered.

  15. Click Save.