RDS Alerts not triggering

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19 Sep, 2012 11:57 AM


The RDS Alerts that I've setup are not triggering. Hoping to get some clarifications. So I've setup RDS alerts on the lines of

[RDS Instances]

All DB Instances in All regions

Avg Cpu Utilization for DB > 80 %
Avg Read latency for DB > 1 sec
Avg Write latency for DB > 1 sec
Avg Free storage for DB < 3 GB

The alerts are setup to trigger every 5 mins if the condition persists.

Today, the free space on my RDS fell to 2.6 GB, yet no alerts triggered. Am I missing anything?

Please advise.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ylastic on 19 Sep, 2012 01:30 PM

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    Do you have a delivery channel selected? like email or twitter?


  2. 2 Posted by vinod on 19 Sep, 2012 01:33 PM

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    Yes I do. I currently have both email and twitter. I've even tried them one at a time and also with different email addresses as well (to ensure there was no delivery problem at my end). No luck.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Ylastic on 20 Sep, 2012 11:34 AM

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    Can you please try adding the free storage monitor separately? I see alerts going out for other RDS monitors for other customers, so not sure yet why this specific one will not fire.


  4. 4 Posted by vinod on 20 Sep, 2012 12:11 PM

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    Did that. Still no go. This is a MySQL RDS in Oregon (just FYI).

    Question - Am I not getting these alerts because my RDS is inside VPC and I have the basic ylastic plan?

    Wondering because I just noticed that I am not getting any ping alerts etc for instances inside VPC either.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Ylastic on 20 Sep, 2012 07:04 PM

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    Ah, I think that might be it. I dont think our RDS monitoring was upgraded when we added vpc support.

  6. 6 Posted by vinod on 20 Sep, 2012 07:24 PM

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    Good to know. Now that we know why, any idea when this will be incorporated? :)

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Ylastic on 20 Sep, 2012 07:32 PM

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    Sorry about that. We seem to have completely missed that. I will need to check and see about adding this on the features list.


  8. Ylastic closed this discussion on 08 Aug, 2014 02:39 PM.

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