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Feature Idea: Attaching SQS Queue Alerts to APM



Hi New Relic,

I have a few important SQS queue’s that are pertinent to our application. Our current setup for alerting is through AWS Cloudwatch - “ApproximateNumberOfMessagesVisible &gt= N for N datapoints within N minutes”.

We would like to see if it’s possible to attach certain SQS queue alerts on New Relic to their respective APM. So that if the queue is in an alarm state, the APM will also show as being in an alarm state.

Is there a way to attach queues to APM so that if the queue alerts the APM will also be in an alert state?

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@ian.arsenault - I don’t think we have any way to do that right now. I’ll get a feature idea filed for you internally - but you may be able to send a custom event in Insights when your SQS queue alerts, such that you have a New Relic NRQL alert trigger on at when the queue alerts too.

You’ll need to have a alert configured to look at a NRQL query where the value goes above 0 at least once in a given timeframe. When your queue alerts & sends that event, the query result would jump to 1, triggering a new relic alert.

This is a workaround, and it won’t show your APM App as alerting (red background), but if you’re looking for alerts in multiple places, this may be your best bet currently.


Thanks @RyanVeitch. We currently have NRQL alerts setup for our queues, but are looking to tie these alerts to their respective services. I appreciate you filing a new feature request.



Great! Good to know you’ve got that set up already :smiley: