Alerts empowers developers to catch complications before they develop into problems, and helps you preserve high availability and deliver high quality of service. It also assists you in making informed decisions about the present and the future, serves as input to automation of infrastructures and, most importantly, is an indispensable learning tool.
Inspector provides a variety of configuration options that are periodically improved or exstended. Many options are quite intuitive, so here I would like to focus on the most important part of alert: Metric and Conditon.
As you can see in the animation above you can check in real-time the metric's chart during configuration. This should allows you to better configure the Trigger Condition understanding the recent behaviour of the metric that want keep under monitoring.
After you have created an alert you can access to the violations list:
Everytime your metric violate the alert condition a new violation is produced. In theory each violation could generate a notification, but to avoid alerts storming you can apply a throttling options to limit the pace at which notifications are sent.