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Super User

Creating alerts from the Fabric Capacity Metrics app?

We have placed the Fabric Capacity Metrics App into a non-Premium workspace (in order to not contaminate the measurements).  We can create reflexes but they never fire.  


Did anyone get this to work reliably?

Community Admin
Community Admin

Hi - the reflex can go into another workspace, it doesn't have to be in the same place as the metrics app. It does need to be assigned to a fabric capacity, but it can be a different one. I get what you mean about monitoring itself - but we need somewhere to run the compute for the triggers so it needs a capacity, it just doesn't have to be the same one it's monitoring 🙂 It's good feedback though, I'll bring it to the team in future! Thanks!

Earlier we were trying to create the reflexes in a Premium workspace, but they are not firing, presumably because the metrics app isn't in a Premium capacity.  Is that something you can help getting to work? 

Community Support
Community Support

Hi @lbendlin ,


Is the Fabric Capacity Metrics app in a workspace with fabric capacity?
What happens when you click "Send me a test alert"? Are there any error messages?


Best Regards,

Neeko Tang

Update:  can't even create reflexes any more


Placing the capacity metrics app into a Fabric capacity is defeating the purpose of that app.  Catch-22.

Hi @lbendlin ,


Refer to this document, if you want to set up alerts for Fabric Capacity Metrics, you must first have a fabric workspace and be able to access and edit the contents of that workspace.

For more details, please refer: Build Alerts for Fabric Capacity Metrics App using Data Activator | Microsoft Fabric Admin (youtube....


Best Regards,

Neeko Tang

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

That is violating one of the basics tenets of monitoring. A monitor must not be part of the monitored system.

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