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Christi Carew wrote:
>>"You can configure an alarm to sound when a metric fails."<<
but the SME had previously written:
>>"You can configure an alarm to go off when a metric fails."<<
The question is:
>>So what does an alarm do, generically speaking?<<
Generically, an alarm warns you. I agree that "go off" is not a good phrase.
"You can configure an alarm to warn you when a metric fails."
or "You can configure an alarm to warn users when a metric fails."
Though I agree with someone else who inquired: "How can a metric fail?"
"When all else fails, read the manual.
If that doesn't work, do what it says."