Alerts don't make sense

Just installed the SQL BI Manager for a trial to see if it can help us out. I noticed that the alerts don’t really make sense that we get via email.

We get a percentage alert when the threshold is not a percent.

CRITICAL: SSRS Bytes Sent Per Second at 256%. Threshold is 90 Sent/sec
CRITICAL: SSRS Requests Not Authorized at 19549%. Threshold is 90 Requests/sec.

I could keep going but almost all that we get are like this. Not very helpful, any guidance would be appreciated.


  • Angela,

    Sorry for the slow response here, I had my forum subscriptions messed up!

    This definitely looks like a bug and I am going to report it to the team. Would it be possible for you to forward some of the examples to vicky dot harp at idera dot com and I will see what is going on here.

  • Thanks Vicky. I’ve sent the email.

  • Any word on this?

    Also, all the threshold defaults are set to exactly the same numbers, regardless of alert.


    90 is critical for CPU usage, but it’s also set as critical for SSIS rows read. If 90 rows read in SSIS is critical, then you a whole host of other issues 😉 I realize that not every environment will be the same, but really, 90 rows? Can we get more realistic default values for alerts? I have other examples if it will help.

  • I agree the default values are not very realistic right now and I’m going to work with the dev team to try to get these straightened out. This looks to me like something which slipped through.

    More examples are certainly welcome and if you have a preferred default value that would be great.