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The Alert feature of Monitoring Server allows you to be notified by e-mail when the value for a particular key performance indicator (KPI) in a scorecard view exceeds or falls below a specified threshold level. To receive the alert notifications that are relevant to a scorecard view, add an alert to My Alerts in the Monitoring Server Web Part, which means that you have added yourself to the alert mailing list for that scorecard.

If no Manage Alerts button is displayed on the Monitoring Server toolbar, the alert feature has not been enabled for this scorecard view. Contact the administrator or business analyst responsible for creating this scorecard view and ask them to enable alerts.

Adding or removing an alert

  1. In Scorecard View, click Manage Alerts.

  2. In the Manage Alerts dialog box, add or remove an alert as follows:

Editing alert settings

  1. In Scorecard View, click Manage Alerts.

  2. In the My Alerts list, select an alert, and then click Edit.

  3. In the Custom Alert Settings dialog box, do one or more of the following:

    • In the Name text box, modify the name of the alert.

    • In the Description text box, modify the text of the alert message.

    • In the Condition list, select the condition under which the alert message will be sent. This setting specifies the relationship between the alert value and the threshold value (for example: "is greater than"; "is less than"; "is equal to").

    • In the Threshold text box, type the number that will be used as the threshold value for the alert.

    • In the Send e-mail to text box, type your e-mail message.

  4. Click OK.