Alerts appear in the Alerts pane in response to a condition or
some other event that requires the attention of administrators.
Each alert is ranked by severity, either informational, warning, or
error. The Alerts pane always shows the alerts sorted by date and
time with the most recent alerts at the top. The alerts that appear
in a day are separated by a thick dividing line from alerts that
occur on other days.
There are a number of steps you can take when responding to
View a description of the event or condition that triggered the
View the number of times the event or condition occurred in a
predefined interval. (Alerts that occur within this interval are
grouped into a single alert. For more information, see How Alert Grouping Works.)
Assign an owner to the alert (by default, the alert is marked
Change the severity of the alert if the condition or event in
your organization is less or more important than the default
Diagnose and repair the condition or event that caused the
alert. Detailed steps for troubleshooting the alert are displayed
when you click the More button in the Alert Details
After the condition or event is repaired, change the alert
status from Active to Resolved.
Edit the row filter that triggered the alert to change how
future alerts are displayed. For more information, see Customizing Row Filters.
Edit the comments field to annotate the row filter.
Alerts that have their status set to Resolved are not displayed
in the Alerts pane. You can view all alerts, both Active and
Resolved, on the Alert History tab.
Within a few days of an initial Ultrasound deployment, you might
see a flood of alerts for problems that you did not know existed.
In many cases the replica sets, members, and connections might have
red (critical condition) or yellow (warning condition) health
ratings. We recommend the following strategy for dealing with an
initial flood of alerts and health issues:
Review alerts regarding provider deployments to ensure that all
providers were deployed successfully. Any unsuccessful deployments
could cause an inaccurate picture of the overall health of the
replica set. Investigate and repair provider deployment failures
using the advice given in the alert and corresponding Help topic.
After that, you should receive an alert that indicates that
provider deployment was successful.
Use the Summary tab to
investigate any objects that are red (critical condition) or yellow
(warning condition) and repair those issues. In many cases a
corresponding alert will describe the problem. See Understanding Health Ratings
for more information.
Resolve all alerts by using the procedure To respond to an alert, and then
wait for new alerts to occur. If these alerts are informational,
address them when you have time. Many informational alerts can be
safely resolved without following the advice in the alert, though
in some cases following the advice in an informational alert could
result in better performance and reliability of your replica
If you continue receiving alerts or health ratings that are not
applicable to your organization, you can customize or disable them
by using the procedure To
respond to an alert.