2016/11/15 Leave a comment
Oh no! A power supply failure has taken your website server offline and here comes 120 HTTP ‘down’ notifications from NodePing. When a major outage hits, the last thing you need is an alert flood for all the checks you already know are bound to fail.
When a check depends on other services or networks, you don’t need more notifications that it’s failing when you already know the service that it depends on is failing. NodePing recently released a new feature called ‘Notification Dependency’ to help mitigate that unhelpful alert flood.
Set a ‘Notification Dependency’ on your checks when you want to suppress notifications for checks that depend on another check for availability. Web sites on the same web server can all be set to have their HTTP checks dependent on the server PING check. Or, you can set server PING checks to be dependent on the network router PORT check. If the dependent check is failing, no notifications will be sent for the check. The checks will still fail, only alerts won’t be sent for those failures.
Choose your dependent check from the ‘Dependency’ dropdown in the ‘Notifications’ section of the check edit modal and then ‘Save’ your changes for that check.
Notification dependencies are another way to help you receive only actionable alerts for your uptime monitoring and are available to all NodePing customers.
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