Full UDR Support in Alerting
The benefits of Universal Data Records aren’t limited just to troubleshooting and analytics. UDR also enables us to expand the range of conditions for which our alerting system can generate alarms and trigger mitigations.
As explained below, UDR dimensions and metrics are now supported when defining the data that will be evaluated by an alert policy, which is done in the Data Funneling pane of the Alert Policy dialog (Add or Edit).
- Dimensions: The key for a given policy (see About Keys) is set with the Dimensions selector. The selector now includes all of the dimensions that are supported via UDR, including dimensions for Cisco ASA, Palo Alto Networks firewalls, Silver Peak appliances, and Istio.
- Filters: UDR dimensions are now supported as well for the filters that are set with the Filters selector.
- Metrics: We now support UDR metrics, such as Initiator Bytes and Responder Bytes for Cisco ASA, when specifying primary and secondary metrics.
As you can see, UDR-enabled dimensions and metrics take Kentik to a new level in terms of being able to address the intricacies of your own particular network, and this capability is even more powerful now that it’s supported by our alerting system. For help with taking advantage of the device-specific dimensions made possible by UDR, please contact our Customer Success team.