Alert Correlation

Alert correlation is a method of grouping highly related alerts into one high-level incident. The BigPanda alert correlation engine evaluates alerts across three main parameters:

  • Topology—the host, host group, service, application, cloud, or other infrastructure element that emits the alerts.

  • Time—the rate at which related alerts occur.

  • Context—the check types of the alerts.

It correlates data sent from all integrated monitoring systems and via the Alerts API. The raw event data is merged into an alert so that you can visualize the life cycle of a detected issue over time. Then, related alerts are correlated into incidents for visibility into high-level, actionable problems.

Related links: Correlation

Related terms: Alert, Event, Incident