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In addition to monitoring incidents on dashboards and on the Incidents page, you can monitor incidents by using email notifications.

Before you begin

Configure an incident detection rule and set up email notifications for the rule.

To perform this procedure, you must have Operator-level access, or higher.

Using email notifications

When the system detects an incident that matches a rule, it sends an email with incident details to recipients specified in the Notification tab of the incident detection rule.

Typical incident email notification contains the following information:

  • Date and time when the incident occurred
  • Device that detected the incident
  • The type of incident detection rule that triggered the incident (Availability, Performance, or Volume)
  • The Watchpoint associated with the incident
  • Incident's urgency rating
  • Incident description
  • Hyperlinks for viewing the incident on the Incidents page or in the Session Browser
  • Incident detection rule that detected the incident
  • A list of traffic property values that changed significantly during the incident.

Example

Date: 2012-07-03 14:27:21 -0400

Source: Real User Analyzer [10.160.0.12|TS12-CS-CS-C-0069] Incident type: Availability Incident detection rule: Availability incidents for All-Pages (ID=3)

Watchpoint: All-Pages

Urgency rating: 13

Sessions: 1

Description: On 2012-07-03 14:15:00 -0400 for about 5 minutes, this Watchpoint had an availability error ratio of 57.2%. This exceeds the incident declaration threshold configured at that time. This affected 1 session(s).

View details about this incident:

View affected sessions:

View Incident detection rules: https://10.160.0.12/admin/incidentdetection/viewRules.jsf

List of significant changes:

Browser name:
1. Internet Explor*: +100.00

URI stem:
1. /developer-api-standards/index.htm: +8.33
2. /success/index.htm: +8.33
3. /services/index.htm: +8.33
4. /countries/index.htm: +8.33
5. /products/index.htm: +8.33

Error code:
1. 30: +99.17
2. 7: +0.83

URI host:
1. www.example.com: +91.67
2. counter.example1.com: +8.33

Collector feed name:
1. collector20: +100.00

Server ID:
1. 16.183.213.80: +91.67
2. 16.161.46.23: +8.33

Session ID:
1. 210045963: +100.00

Note

List of significant changes displays the deviation percentage for the traffic properties that changed significantly during the incident.

Related topics

Configuring incident notifications on the Analyzer

Defining an email notification group for system alerts