Our customers have spoken and we’ve heard you when you told us that new alert conditions for Synthetics is something you value. We have good news to share: this feature is being designed RIGHT NOW!
See?! I told you so! So what does that mean?
Well, we know a lot already about what you all need. For example, after pouring over the many, many bits of feedback you’ve given us, we know that we can solve the vast majority of your use cases with the following two conditions:
Alert me when X number of locations are failing at the same time
Alert me when X out of the last Y checks have failed
Not coincidentally, those are exactly the two conditions we’re planning to introduce! But opening the violation and sending the notification are only half of the equation. Right now our team is trying to figure out the right conditions for closing the violation, and we’re hoping you can help us.
Please fill out our little poll below for your opportunity to help guide the design of this exciting new feature:
If my alert condition says “alert me when 4 out of the last 5 checks have failed” and that condition is met, when would you expect that violation to close?
- As soon as the failures drop below the threshold I set --> The violation would close as soon as we see 5 checks with less than 4 failures, meaning even if 3 out of the next 5 checks fail we would close the violation
- As soon as the failures drop to half the threshold I set --> The violation would close as soon as we see 5 checks with 2 or less failures
- As soon as the failures drop to zero --> We would have to see a full 5 checks with no failures before closing the violation
Thanks for your feedback and we look forward to sharing another update with you next month!