Bug 2010361

Summary: OpenShift Alerting Rules Style-Guide Compliance
Product: OpenShift Container Platform Reporter: Brad Ison <brad.ison>
Component: NetworkingAssignee: Martin Kennelly <mkennell>
Networking sub component: openshift-sdn QA Contact: Mehul Modi <memodi>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA Docs Contact:
Severity: low    
Priority: medium CC: astoycos, wking, zzhao
Version: 4.10   
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Target Release: 4.11.0   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Fixed In Version: Doc Type: No Doc Update
Doc Text:
No doc update required because we are only correctly strings to conform to an internal standard. This will not effect the customer in anyway.
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Last Closed: 2022-08-10 10:37:47 UTC Type: Bug
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Description Brad Ison 2021-10-04 13:57:57 UTC

The OpenShift Monitoring Team has published a set guidelines for
writing alerting rules in OpenShift, including a basic style guide.
You can find these here:


A subset of these are now being enforced in OpenShift End-to-End
tests [1], with temporary exceptions for existing non-compliant rules.

This component was found to have the following issues:

* Alerts without summary and/or description annotations:

  - ClusterProxyApplySlow
  - NodeProxyApplySlow
  - NodeProxyApplyStale
  - NodeWithoutSDNPod
  - SDNPodNotReady

Alerts MUST include summary and description annotations.

Think of summary as the first line of a commit message, or an email
subject line. It should be brief but informative. The description is
the longer, more detailed explanation of the alert.

The enhancement document linked above has examples of alerts with
these annotations.

* Alerts found to not include a namespace label:

 - ClusterProxyApplySlow

Alerts SHOULD include a namespace label indicating the alert's source.

This requirement originally comes from our SRE team, as they use the
namespace label as the first means of routing alerts. Many alerts
already include a namespace label as a result of the PromQL
expressions used, others may require a static label.

Example of a change to PromQL to include a namespace label:


Example of adding a static namespace label:


If you have questions about how to best to modify your alerting rules
to include a namespace label, please reach out to the OpenShift
Monitoring Team in the #forum-monitoring channel on Slack, or on our
mailing list: team-monitoring

Thank you!

Repo: openshift/cluster-network-operator

[1]: https://github.com/openshift/origin/commit/097e7a6

Comment 1 Martin Kennelly 2022-01-13 10:27:24 UTC
*** Bug 2035364 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 zhaozhanqi 2022-03-21 07:39:58 UTC
@memodi could you help verified this bug? thanks

Comment 5 Martin Kennelly 2022-03-22 12:32:31 UTC
This PR can help you verify: https://github.com/openshift/origin/pull/26687

Comment 6 Mehul Modi 2022-03-28 16:00:38 UTC
@zzhao - sure, I'll work on it.

Comment 7 Mehul Modi 2022-03-28 18:45:42 UTC
Verified on OCP nightly build: 4.11.0-0.nightly-2022-03-27-140854 based on:

1.visually inspected the changes on OCP Web Console under Observe -> Alerting -> Alert rules verify new summary and description are being reflected.

2.checked out above PR to run the dev tests around alerting rules:

memodi@memodi-mac:/Users/memodi/workspaces/repos/openshift/origin  (remove_sdn_ovn_prom_rule)

$ ./openshift-tests run all --dry-run | egrep "OpenShift alerting rules" | ./openshift-tests run -f -

openshift-tests version: v4.1.0-4663-g65dcdaa
started: (0/1/3) "[sig-instrumentation][Late] OpenShift alerting rules should have description and summary annotations [Skipped:Disconnected] [Suite:openshift/conformance/parallel]"

started: (0/2/3) "[sig-instrumentation][Late] OpenShift alerting rules should have a runbook_url annotation if the alert is critical [Skipped:Disconnected] [Suite:openshift/conformance/parallel]"

started: (0/3/3) "[sig-instrumentation][Late] OpenShift alerting rules should have a valid severity label [Skipped:Disconnected] [Suite:openshift/conformance/parallel]"

passed: (31.7s) 2022-03-28T18:33:09 "[sig-instrumentation][Late] OpenShift alerting rules should have description and summary annotations [Skipped:Disconnected] [Suite:openshift/conformance/parallel]"

passed: (32.2s) 2022-03-28T18:33:10 "[sig-instrumentation][Late] OpenShift alerting rules should have a valid severity label [Skipped:Disconnected] [Suite:openshift/conformance/parallel]"

Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2022-08-10 10:37:47 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory (Important: OpenShift Container Platform 4.11.0 bug fix and security update), and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.