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Create thresholds and alerts

You can set thresholds and alerts to monitor the state of a Citrix ADC instance. You can set thresholds on counters and monitor instances and entities on managed instances.

When the value of a counter exceeds the threshold, Citrix Application Delivery Management (ADM) generates an event to signify a performance-related issue. When the counter value matches the clear value specified in the threshold, the event is cleared, which means that the particular threshold has returned to its normal state.

You can also associate an action with the threshold. Actions include sending an alert, email, or SMS notification. When the threshold is breached, Citrix ADM performs the action you define is taken automatically like enabling an alert and sending an email or SMS notification.

To create a threshold and alert using Citrix ADM

  1. In Citrix ADM, navigate to Analytics > Settings > Thresholds. Under Thresholds, click Add.

  2. On the Create Thresholds page, specify the following details:

    • Name – Name for configuring the threshold.

    • Traffic Type – Type of traffic for which you want to configure the threshold.

    • Entity – Category or resource type for which you want to configure the threshold.

    • Reference Key – Automatically generated value based on the selected traffic type and entity.

    • Duration - Interval for which you want to configure the threshold.

    • Configure Rule – Rule for the metric for which you want to configure the threshold.

    • Notification Settings - Enable threshold and receive notifications through various channels like email, slack, or sms when threshold exceeds.

  3. Click Create.

For HDX insight, you can also set multiple thresholds for which an alert is generated only if all the entities in the configured threshold are breached.

Create thresholds and alerts