Events indicate that a policy has been violated, meaning all of the policy conditions have been met for the set duration. In other words, events indicate that Metricly has detected anomalous behavior in one or more of the elements in your environment.
For example, if you create a policy for all EC2 elements with the condition
CPU Utilization greater than 90% and a duration of
10 minutes, an event will be generated when an EC2 element’s CPU Utilization metric exceeds 90% for 10 consecutive minutes.
Event categories are user-assigned via the Policy Editor and associated with the severity of the event. Each event can be assigned one category. There are three color-coded categories that indicate the severity of the event.
|Info||Blue||The Info category indicates that a policy has been violated, but the anomalous behavior is not critical.|
|Warning||Yellow||The Warning category indicates that a policy has been violated, and there will likely be a more critical event in the future.|
|Critical||Red||The Critical category indicates that a policy has been violated, and the cause of the event should be addressed quickly.|