On the first section of the Overview tab, you can find the list of current alerts for your SQL monitored instances and their respective jobs. These alerts help you get an overview of the most critical issues regarding the status of your environment.

The alerts in this section are ordered by level of severity and grouped by alert rule. SQL Enterprise Job Manager displays four levels of alert severity, also identified with colors: Critical (red), Warning (yellow), Informational (gray), and OK (green).  

How can you order alert rules?

By default, alert rules are ordered by severity from the most critical to those alert rules with OK severity. If you want to change this order, go to the top menu options of the alert rules section and click Sort by Severity.

How can you hide all displayed alert rules?

If you do not want to see any of the SQL Enterprise Job Manager alerts, go to the top menu options of this section and click Hide Alerts.

To view all alerts again, click Show Alerts. 

What actions can you perform on each Alert Rule?

You can perform actions on each alert rule as well as on each instance or job/task alert that belongs to an alert rule. 

Alert rules display the number of instances, jobs, or task alerts associated with them. On each alert rule you can:

  • Show Details - to see the complete list of jobs/tasks or instances alerts that belong to a specific alert rule. You can use Hide Details to display only the summarized form of the alert rule. 
  • Dismiss - to ignore the complete alert rule with their associated instances or jobs/tasks alerts.  
  • Collect Data - to get a recent status of the alert rule. 

When you Dismiss an alert rule, it will not be displayed on the Overview tab temporarily. SQL Enterprise Job Manager will raise the alert rule when the condition happens again. For example: When a Job status changes.

When you dismiss an alert, a dialog window opens to confirm this action, you can enable the option Do not show this warning again so that SQL Enterprise Job Manager does not prompt this warning message every time you dismiss an alert.

What actions can you perform individually on each job/task or instance alert?

When you choose to Show Details of a specific alert rule, you can see all instances or jobs/tasks alerts associated with a specific alert rule. On each alert you can:

  • Depending on the alert rule, you can execute job actions like Start Job (Job Failures alerts) or Start SQL Server Agent (Agent not running alerts).
  • Dismiss - to ignore the alert for a specific instance or job/task. 
  • Collect Data - to get the most recent alert status for a specific instance or job/task.

When you Dismiss a job/task or instance alert, it will not be displayed on the Overview tab temporarily. SQL Enterprise Job Manager will raise the alert when the alert rule condition of the respective job/task or instance is triggered again.

Read-only users cannot perform actions on SQL Server Agents or on Jobs.

For more information about what alert rules are available by default in SQL Enterprise Job Manager and how you can add your own customized alert rules, go to Managing Alerts

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