Choose Duration

Duration is the consecutive length of time for which all the conditions in a policy must be met before an alert or other optional notification is created. The default setting for metric condition duration is 5 minutes; the default (and only) setting for external alert condition duration is real-time. Because CloudWisdom aggregates data on five-minute cycles, the duration for metric conditions must be at least 5 minutes.


By setting the duration of ExamplePolicy X to 10 minutes, an alert will not be created in CloudWisdom until all the conditions in ExamplePolicy X have been met for the same period of 10 consecutive minutes.

Set a Duration

On Policy Editor, under the 2. Conditions section:

Metric Conditions: Select between 5 minutes and 6 hours.