Sometimes, you may want to take shortcuts when creating an alert. You have several options for shortening the process:

  1. Create an alert from Kibana Discover
  2. Create an alert from an Insight
  3. Duplicate an alert
  4. Fill out the alert form

Create an alert from Kibana Discover

Your easiest option is to first test out filters and a search query directly in Kibana Discover or reuse a saved search. When the search captures the right logs, click the button Create alert to copy over the search criteria and begin configuring an alert.

The alert form will automatically inherit the search query, filters, and selected accounts.

Create an alert from an Insight

Logz.io Insights scan your logs for errors and group them into logical units. If an Application Insight or Cognitive Insight interests you, you can create an alert to be notified when it recurs.

From the top menu, select Insights. Click the Menu button for the relevant Insight and select Create an alert.

Create an alert for Logz.io Insights

Duplicate an alert

  • You can duplicate an existing alert when you want to reuse its configuration without creating it from scratch.

    To duplicate an alert:

    • Go to the Alert definitions page
    • Hover over the alert
    • Click the Menu button for the relevant alert
    • Select Duplicate

    Duplicate alert

Fill out the alert form

These are your most standard methods for creating an alert.

  • From the top menu, select Alerts & Events > New alert

  • From the top menu, select Alerts & Events > Alert definitions and click the button + New alert.