Creating alerts that are not so noisy

Need some help here. I’m trying to create an alert that will for example, alert me if Retransmissions Timeouts are above average for longer than 5 minutes. I’ve tried different combinations of rules, but it keeps firing on quick spikes. I don’t want to be alerted every time it spikes for ~1 minute, I want to be alerted if the spike continues for longer than 5 minutes.

How do you all set up alerts so that you’re not being alerted on every quick spike?

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Hi there, thanks for your question.

Unfortunately, the short answer is that this specific kind of alert configuration isn’t technically possible today. However, you can configure an alert that’s more resistant to spikes by comparing a percentile value like the median over 5 minutes to a trend function.

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