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Alert Configuration on Ambari

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How to adjust thresholds on Ambari alerts?

For example, the following Ambari Agent Disk Usage alert has 50% WARNING and 80% CRITICAL threasholds but what do i need to do if i would like to make 60% usage as CRITICAL?

This host-level alert is triggered if the amount of disk space used on a host goes above specific thresholds. The default values are 50% for WARNING and 80% for CRITICAL.

and also can i make these alerts specific to mount/volume on Ambari host server?

Thanks,

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@rbalam@hortonworks.com

Please see this. You can change these values and restart ambari-server

https://github.com/apache/ambari/blob/trunk/ambari-server/src/main/resources/host_scripts/alert_disk...

/var/lib/ambari-server/resources/host_scripts/alert_disk_space.py

# defaults in case no script parameters are passed

MIN_FREE_SPACE_DEFAULT = 5000000000L #5GB

PERCENT_USED_WARNING_DEFAULT = 50

PERCENT_USED_CRITICAL_DEFAULT = 80

Can i make these alerts specific to mount/volume on Ambari host server?

Yes, you should be able to customize the above script.

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@rbalam@hortonworks.com

Please see this. You can change these values and restart ambari-server

https://github.com/apache/ambari/blob/trunk/ambari-server/src/main/resources/host_scripts/alert_disk...

/var/lib/ambari-server/resources/host_scripts/alert_disk_space.py

# defaults in case no script parameters are passed

MIN_FREE_SPACE_DEFAULT = 5000000000L #5GB

PERCENT_USED_WARNING_DEFAULT = 50

PERCENT_USED_CRITICAL_DEFAULT = 80

Can i make these alerts specific to mount/volume on Ambari host server?

Yes, you should be able to customize the above script.

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Re: Alert Configuration on Ambari

Contributor

Thank you @Neeraj

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Explorer

I have tried the above settings and restarted the ambari server but seems to have no effect on the alert. Anything i am missing. Following are my current settings..

# defaults in case no script parameters are passed

MIN_FREE_SPACE_DEFAULT = 1000000000L

PERCENT_USED_WARNING_DEFAULT = 80

PERCENT_USED_CRITICAL_DEFAULT = 90

And the Error below :

Ambari / xxx WARN for 5 minutes 1 Capacity Used: [60.47%, 6.3 GB], Capacity Total: [10.4 GB], path=/usr/hdp

Thanks for looking

Rao

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New Contributor

I tried changing the description from the ambari UI but it didn't work. Then I tried modifying the alert_disk_space.py script with PERCENT_USED_WARNING_DEFAULT = 60 and restarted my ambari server. but still I can't see the changes from the UI. And my alert which got generated for 50% utilization still exist. Please advise.

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@rbalam@hortonworks.com

You can adjust the alert thresholds graphically from within Ambari. From the Ambari dashboard, click on the "Alerts" tab at the top of the page. Then select the alert group that you are interested in from the dropdown menu (HDFS Default in this case). Now you can click the specific alert (e.g., "DataNode Storage") you are interested in to see how it is configured. To edit the thresholds you will need to click the "edit" link on the configuration page to begin editing.

The image below is taken from an Ambari 2.1 instance.

432-ambari-alerts.png

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@Brandon Wilson Can we do the dame for OS mount point?

The question is for server disk usage alerts like root file system usage.

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Re: Alert Configuration on Ambari

I did misread the specific alert that is in question but the process of changing the thresholds is the same.

That being said, the ability to change the specific mount is not available for this alert AFAIK. However, you could built your own custom alert for such purposes. Olivier has an example in his github that could be used as an initial guidance and then tailored to this specific situation: https://github.com/monolive/ambari-custom-alerts

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Re: Alert Configuration on Ambari

Contributor

Yes. I see that we can edit thresholds for some metrics but for metrics that are type "script" we need to change the script as suggested by @Neeraj

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@Neeraj

if I create my custom alert script and register it with the json. Will it be possible in future ti change the threshold ? Can I edit the alert definition? or I have to make the script not to take threshold values from the alert definition?