LogicMonitor has a button to ‘test alert’ but it’s limited in that it doesn’t contain the full information of a real alert. For example, it doesn’t contain all the possible ‘tokens’ or the reminder text on how to reply to an alert to acknowledge or SDT (silence) it. When I need to test a more real alert, I use this method.  In summary, I do these steps:

  1. create/use a DataSource for testing that triggers immediately
  2. Alert Rule (one that just works on this DataSource and ONLY sends to me)
  3. Trigger an alert by adjusting the threshold to guarantee it will fail.