I have a repeating dashboard set up, based on tags (variable). I want to set up alerts for each repeated panel (which is monitoring a different service based on the tags). However, I am reading that we can’t use the variable in the alert rules.
I have hundreds of services (each service has a unique tag,) and to manually create all those panels just so each can have an alert rule set up seems like a major usability issue. If you can use “tags” as a variable for repeating panels, you should be able to use the same variables for the alerts, right? Or is there some other way I should approach this?
To clarify further, I have:
- A dashboard setup with multiple variables (query, tag,) which can be used to select All, multiple, or a single “service” (a tag).
- On this dashboard, there is a single repeating horizontal row (one row per tag). This iterates through all the service tags, and creates a row for each.
- I want to have an alert for each repeated graph in each repeated row, but when I use the service tag variable in the alert query it returns an empty set / null.
How else can I do this? The “repeat” feature is really useful, but it looks like the variables don’t carry over to alerting.