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µAPM Detectors and Alerts 🔗

You can dynamically monitor error rate and latency in the services you are tracing with SignalFx µAPM. µAPM detectors use built-in algorithms to detect sudden spikes and historical anomalies in your APM metrics, while requiring minimal setup.

In the SignalFx UI, you can quickly set up a µAPM detector from the µAPM Services page, or from the Detector menu on any chart with APM metrics. You can also create µAPM detectors via the SignalFx API.

For more information on ways to create detectors, see Choosing how to create a detector.


Many charts in the Smart Gateway dashboards have associated detector templates, which let you quickly create detectors relevant to the data in the chart. For more information, see Smart Gateway detector templates.