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Allow removal of Server Availability monitor.

As a developer using a cloud based solution like AWS, I find the Server Availability monitors pointless.  Since our environment is designed to automatically scale up and down we never care about a down server.  The Server Availability monitor generally sends us a lot of annoying emails about a server being down, that no longer exists in our environment.

I would like the Server Availability monitor to be able to be disabled on a per environment level. 

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  • Sep 5 2018
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    Guest commented
    18 Sep 10:48

    Hell yes. Servers should be cattle not pets. +1000

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    Guest commented
    28 Nov 22:21

    Right on. Developers are cowboys, not zookeepers. +1000

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    Ray Levi commented
    29 Nov 22:50

    As a work around, you could modify the server template and set the alert threshold to something like 3 days. This will allow time for the servers that get scaled down to be removed before the alert threshold fires.

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    Guest commented
    30 Nov 14:27

    Thank you for your response.

    I'm not sure if I have it configured correctly, but I already had Server Availability - Warning and Stackify Agent Health - Warning set to alert after 999999 days in the Default Windows Monitor Template (the only template we use), but I still get both alerts on a regular basis

    My next step will be to try implementing an AWS Lambda function that removes inactive instances as documented here.