Custom alerts

This page provides information about supported custom alerts and the logic behind raising them.

Custom alerts


Custom alerts can be defined when a specific threshold notification on a selected metric is required.

A custom alert provides a simple way of defining a threshold on a given metric. Dynatrace sends out alerts when a metric breaches a user-defined threshold. You can define alerts for when actual metric values are above or below the user-defined threshold. Because a metric can be recorded by multiple components within your environment, Dynatrace always alerts with a reference to the component that shows the violating metric.


Unlike all other event types, custom alerts aren't analyzed by the Davis and they don't show a root cause because the thresholds are user-defined.

An example of a custom alert is shown below.

Custom alert