What is a notification plan?
A notification plan contains a set of actions that Rackspace Cloud Monitoring executes when triggered by an alarm. You may have multiple notification plans in your cloud account.
How are notification plans used?
Each monitoring check can reference one notification plan. When an alarm for that check triggers the critical state, the notification plan associated with the check is used.
What does the default notification plan “Technical Contacts - Email” do?
If you do not set up a custom notification plan, then by default, email is sent to all of the technical contacts on your account. If your account lists no technical contacts, then the primary contact is emailed. You can view the list of contacts for your account on the User Management page at https://mycloud.rackspace.com/account#users.
What does the “Rackspace Managed Notifications” plan do?
It creates a support ticket within your account. This feature is available only to customers with a Managed Operations Service Level.
How do I set up a custom notification plan?
You can use the Cloud Monitoring API. For instructions, see the Cloud Monitoring API Developer Guide to read more.
Where can I download the Rackspace monitoring CLI?
Download the CLI at https://pypi.python.org/pypi/rackspace-monitoring-cli/0.4.5.
Where can I find the API documentation for monitoring notification plans?