Will there be a delay in IPmonitor to generate alerts and send emails??


I have a query with regards to the email alert

>> query for token Monitordownlength gave me 3.08 minutes when the alert was triggered.

i.e. This was the first email I received when the alert triggered which had the monitor length down time of 3.08 minutes. My query is that if the alert is triggered once the thresholds are met, then why is there delay in the email..

Or is the delay the calculation equal to the time taken to satisfy the threshold settings + 3.08 Minutes

Why is there a 3.08 minutes delay for the alert to generate the alert?

The settings are

Last-Value Threshold

Max CPU Usage (%)


Short-Term Threshold (for smoothing out spikes)

Max CPU Usage (%)


Sample size



With regards to the above setting is the alert email time = 5 minutes + 3.08 minutes???t i