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Feature Idea: Alert Severity Name Change



I would like to suggest a way that we could change the ‘name’ of the severity that fires alerts. I am not looking at a change in the ‘functionality’ in the background or the ability to add a secondary ‘warn’ level. This is simply to acknowledge that not everything we trigger a notification on is a ‘hair on fire, all hands on deck’ critical alert. I know many of our internal processes and measures are defined by the ‘word’ assigned to severity as much as the actual issue. A critical alert by ‘rule’ is one that has significant user impact, solution outage, or broad user impact. To have a file system hit 80% and be considered ‘critical’ is a bit of overkill for our metrics.

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Customisable severity levels sounds like a great idea Tim.

I’ll file that for you to the alerting team. :smiley: