You may have read the announcement I posted about the exciting new initiatives for AIOps/Alerts in New Relic over the next 9 months or so. If not, I encourage you to take a look at this link.
One thing I mentioned in that post is that we would be deprecating and then disabling NRQL Outlier alert conditions. I’ll go into a bit more detail on that here.
- At first, we’ll post a banner in the UI when you edit an alert condition. You should see the banner in the Alerts UI this week. The banner is a warning that EOL is approaching and is planned for 31 March, 2022.
- After a month or two, we’ll turn off the ability to make new Outlier conditions. However, any pre-existing Outlier conditions on your account will continue functioning. We’re tentatively aiming for 10 January, 2022 for this.
- On 31 March, 2022, we will turn off Outlier alert conditions.
Over the last year, we have improved our NRQL Baselines’ evaluation method to support the
FACET clause so that you can now watch for anomalies in your cluster, or group of similar signals (see docs on faceted baseline conditions at this link). This method is an improvement over Outlier conditions, since it will alert you to exactly which member of the group is misbehaving. You may be able to meet the same need as your old Outlier conditions met by using a faceted baseline condition.