DO Ideas 2

[Monitoring] - Add the ability to set alert thresholds for CPU, RAM and disk utilization

Setting alerts for resource usage of droplets and being notified via email can be useful when the alert thresholds are crossed.

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  • Sep 11 2018
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  • Sep 11, 2018

    Admin Response

    We're excited to announce the release of our new Monitoring service, available today for free with all Droplets. It enables you to create alerts on metrics like CPU, memory, disk, or bandwidth usage and receive notifications via Slack or email. Find out all the information in this blog post: https://www.digitalocean.com/company/blog/introducing-monitoring/ Or dive right in on the Monitoring tab in the DigitalOcean control panel: https://cloud.digitalocean.com/monitors Finally, this step-by-step tutorial will take you through the process of setting up an alert: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-alerts-with-digitalocean-monitoring Let us know what you think!
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  • Rémy Sanchez commented
    September 11, 2018 19:28

    It's a bit sad that you can't monitor "load average", I find it to be a much more relevant metric than most others

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:28

    3Votes.
    Just what i need badly. dont want to get crash report from any customer. it's always better to scale before we reached the resource limit.

  • Digital D commented
    September 11, 2018 19:28

    Helpful

  • rogerdpack commented
    September 11, 2018 19:28

    Also give running stats of "how long" each request takes too, to add to those cool graph dashboards you already have :)

  • Warren Myers commented
    September 11, 2018 19:28

    We should have images for OpenNMS, Zabbix, and others, too

  • Wouter van Lent commented
    September 11, 2018 19:28

    Getting these alerts and resource statusses via the API gives us the ability to easily create auto scaling environments. Would be a big gamechanger to move all my processes to Digital Ocean.

  • Ollie Glas commented
    September 11, 2018 19:28

    Bandwidth alerts would also be helpful

  • Chris Bunting commented
    September 11, 2018 19:28

    It would also be nice to see CPU, Ram and Disc utilization when clicking on the server as well when logging in.

    There are also software and hosted apps to provide server statuses until they get it up and running. I know of New Relic and scoutapp.com New Relic offers a free version but scout is used by major companies. I've heard that munin can do it as well and it's free, http://munin-monitoring.org/ but I haven't had the chance to try it.

  • Kenn Ejima commented
    September 11, 2018 19:28

    +1 this feature saved our ass a lot on Linode.

  • Bradley Weston commented
    September 11, 2018 19:28

    You could install mobilepcmonitor? I use this and it also uses Apple's push notification service where you can set it to notify you of just about anything that happens on your server.

  • Pierre-Louis Gottfrois commented
    September 11, 2018 19:28

    +1 I think this is a great idea in addition with graphs.

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:28

    Thanks for the suggestion we are going to look into providing these alerts as soon as we have resource graphing and trending finished.