After creating your monitor, use the monitor status page to view the status over time. This page contains the following sections:
These sections are open by default. The last three sections can be closed by using the toggle (∨) icon to the left of the section name.
On the left, the header contains the monitor’s status, time of status, and monitor title.
On the right, the header contains Mute, Resolve, and the Settings cog.
Choose to mute a monitor directly on its status page. Use the Scope field to narrow your downtime. Refer to Downtimes to learn how to mute multiple scopes or multiple monitors at the same time.
Note: Muting or unmuting a monitor with the UI deletes all scheduled downtimes associated with that monitor.
If your monitor is in an alert state, the Resolve button is visible. Use this button to resolve your monitor manually.
resolve function is artificially switching the monitor status to
OK for its next evaluation. The next monitor evaluation is performed normally on the data the monitor is based on.
If a monitor is alerting because its current data corresponds to its
resolve has the monitor follow the state switch
ALERT -> OK -> ALERT. Thus, it’s not appropriate for acknowledging that you have seen the alert or telling Datadog to ignore the alert.
resolve-ing a monitor is appropriate for cases where data is reported intermittently: after triggering an alert, the monitor doesn’t receive further data so it can no longer evaluate alerting conditions and recover to the
OK state. In that case, the
resolve function or the
Automatically resolve monitor after X hours switches the monitor back to
Typical use case: A monitor based on error metrics that are not generated when there are no errors (
aws.elb.httpcode_elb_5xx, or any DogStatsD counter in your code reporting an error only when there is an error).
Click the settings cog to display the options available:
|Edit||Edit the current monitor. More information is available in Monitor Types.|
|Clone||Make a copy of the current monitor.|
|Export||Export the JSON configuration for the current monitor. This option is also available when creating your monitor. If you manage and deploy monitors programmatically, it’s easier to define the monitor in the UI and export the JSON.|
|Delete||Delete the current monitor. You will be prompted to confirm the deletion.|
The Properties section is the overview of your monitor:
Use the cog icon in the upper right corner of the page to edit your monitor properties.
The Status and History section reflect the query and state changes over time, while the Evaluation Graph represents the exact query behavior within the timeframe bracket on the history graph. The Evaluation Graph has a fixed zoomed window that corresponds to your monitor evaluation timesteps, to ensure the displayed points are aggregated correctly. Slide this bracket over the timeline to view previous monitor evaluation results:
Note: For the Status graph, if you see
no groups found as group names, this is usually because:
All events generated from your monitor are aggregated in this section. Those events are also displayed in your event stream.
Additional helpful documentation, links, and articles: