Creating alerts based on metrics

Let us create the first alert. We'll update our go-demo_main service by adding a few labels:

docker service update \ 
    --label-add com.df.alertName=mem \  
    --label-add com.df.alertIf='container_memory_usage_\bytes{container_label_com_docker_swarm_service_name=\"go-demo_main"} > 20000000' \  
Normally, we should have labels defined inside our stack file. However, since we'll do quite a few iterations with different values, we'll be updating the service instead modifying the stack file. That way we'll be able to iterate faster.

The label com.df.alertName is the name of the alert. It will be prefixed with the name of the service stripped from underscores and dashes (godemomem). That way, a unique alert ...

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