Alerts are the final piece of our core monitoring setup, if you need or want them. Events trigger alerts, and alerts notify a human about a problem. We attach alerts to users or groups of users. Configuring alerts for users and groups require the same basic steps, so we'll demonstrate the alerting rules for a user. If you opt not to set up e-mail or pager alerting rules, Zenoss Core will continue to monitor devices and generate events that will be visible in the Event Console.
To add an alerting rule, first edit the user. Select the Alerting Rules tab (see the following screenshot) while editing the username to display the list of rules assigned to the user.