PEGA0044 is fired after an alert has occurred too many times in a given time window, If the number of a particular kind of alert (EXCP0001, PEGA0005, etc) exceeds the threshold you get the PEGA0044 alert.
Throttle alerts (PEGA0044) uses two prconfig settings to define/control it.
If some alert crosses say 1000 times (maxAlertCountInTimePeriod) in 10 mins (maxAlertCountTimePeriodMinutes) PRPC sends PEGA0044 alert. If the set limit is reached, the actual alert will be suppressed to allow system administrators to fix the root cause without any impact caused by the alerts themselves.
Hence, PEGA0044 alert tells you which alert has occurred too many times so that we can try to investigate on the causes for that particular alert.
Have searched the mentioned settings in both DSS & Prconfig but not able to locate. If those settings are not defined in either DSS or prconfig, will there be any OOTB/default settings that gets picked up at Run-Time ?
In our Production Application, this alert gets triggered generally for EXCP0001 and found a relevant support article which says :
Too many EXCP0001 alerts from the same source cause all EXCP0001 alerts to be suppressed using the throttle mechanism documented in alert PEGA0044.
An enhancement request has been created for consideration by Pega Product Management. The request is to except EXCP0001 alerts or to allow their throttle values to be configurable. FDBK-13639 has been created.
This enhancement request to decouple EXCP0001 from the Pega0044 throttle monitoring/to provide a specific setting to configure the throttle values for EXCP0001 alert.
Do we know in which Pega Product version this Enhancement request is planned to be incorporated.
Like I said, If the set limit is reached, the actual alert will be suppressed and the support article which you have found is that, EXCEP0001 alerts are being throttled by PEGA0044 alerts and some of the EXCEP0001 are being hidden which will eliminate exceptions that might be needed for review. The enhancement request is that there should be a mechanism to exclude certain alerts from being throttled(like EXCEP0001), rather than setting a global throttle limit. Looks like the enhancement request is not yet prioritized and waiting for evaluation.
However, the SA article/Enhancement request is for a different purpose where the user doesn't want to suppress EXCEP0001 alerts by regular throttle mechanism.