Introduction to alert policies in Streams Messaging Manager

You can configure an alert policy in Streams Messaging Manager (SMM). When an alert policy triggeres, SMM creates an alert. You can modify alert policy names, descriptions, and can enable or disable alert policies. You can also delete alert policies.

An alert policy sends notifications through a notifier based on the conditions that you configure in the alert policy.

An alert consists of details of the policy including the alert message and the conditions that fire the alert. You can use these alerts to monitor the health of different Kafka entity types, latency, and Kafka cluster replications in your system, and to identify and troubleshoot problems.

When you navigate to the Alerts window, the Alerts Overview page appears as shown in the following image:

You can check the list of alerts that occurred in the system till date on the HISTORY page. You can check the title, timestamp details, component name, type, state, and payload information of an alert. You can click show more to check complete payload details for an alert. Click ACTIONS > Mark All As Read to mark all the alerts as read. You can also click the Dismiss icon for each alert to mark the alert as read.