Learning the Rackspace Intelligence vocabulary
Last updated on: 2021-03-01
Authored by: Constanze Kratel
To tell Rackspace Intelligence which aspects of your configuration to monitor for you, define your objectives in the following terms:
Entities to be monitored
For example, you can define a cloud server as an entity.
Checks that focus on a particular aspect of an entity’s behavior
For example, a check can monitor a cloud server’s RAM usage.
Alarms that define the limits of the entity’s behavior
For example, alarm criteria identify whether RAM usage is in one of the following states:
Alerts that announce when a monitored entity has triggered an alarm
For example, an alert reports that RAM usage has reached the CRITICAL level.
Notification plans that define how to communicate alerts
For example, a notification plan requests notification of the help desk and the on-call system administrator.
Notifications that define the contact information used in notification plans
For example, the system sends notifications to the on-call system administrator as text messages to a specific telephone number.
Visualizations that present data meaningfully
For example, a RAM usage graph shows growth leading up to the triggered alarm.