Alerts & Notifications

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    Capella’s alerts and notifications help identify any important issues in your deployment.

    The visual and email notifications in Couchbase Capella notify you about events in an organization, project, or database as they happen.

    For a list of alerts that Capella sends, see Alert Reference.


    Areas of your organization experiencing an active event show a notification near the top of the Capella UI. These notifications include the following event types:

    Event Type Example


    An example info notification.


    An example warning notification.


    An example critical notification.

    Capella automatically resolves notifications when the event condition is no longer present. For example, if the average CPU usage drops below the critical threshold for five minutes or more, Capella automatically resolves the related notification. You can also dismiss notifications by clicking Close (). The related event always remains visible in Activity Logs for auditing purposes.

    For more information about event types, see Activity Log — Event Types

    Event Details

    Selecting an event listed in an Activity Log opens a details page about the event.

    An example of an event open to its details page.

    The event page provides a title and brief description of the event. If applicable, the name of the affected database is shown, as well as when the event was emitted. Some alerts include other details like occurrence—​including when the alert first and last occurred—​and status. All event detail pages have a Create Support Ticket button to create a support ticket related to the open event.

    Email Notifications

    After enabling email notifications for your Capella account, you get email notification alerts from all databases in projects where you have a project role. Email notifications include the same information found in an event summary.

    Manage Email Notifications

    Email notifications are opt-in for each user.

    You can manage email notifications for your own account. To turn email notifications for your Capella user account on or off:

    1. Click your profile circle.

      Your profile circle appears near the top of every page in the Capella UI and contains your initials.

    2. Click My Account.

    3. Go to Notifications.

    4. Select Receive email notifications to turn on email notifications or clear it to stop receiving them.

    5. Click Save.