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A blog on monitoring, scale and operational Sanity

February 13, 2017

Using labels to direct email notifications

A handy feature of the Alertmanager is that almost all notification fields are templatable. This can be used to route emails based on labels.

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November 21, 2016

Using OpsGenie with the Alertmanager

The Alertmanager has integrations to a variety of popular notification mechanisms. Let's see how easy it is to hook it in to OpsGenie. Read more

September 19, 2016

Alertmanager Notification Templating with Slack

We've already looked at how to setup Slack with the Alertmanager, and saw the default notification. Wouldn't it be nice to customise it?

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June 9, 2016

Using HipChat with the Alertmanager

Today let's look at how to integrate HipChat with the Prometheus Alertmanager.

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May 17, 2016

Prometheus and Alertmanager Architecture

A not uncommon question about Prometheus is why the Alertmanager is a separate binary. Let's look at that.

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April 13, 2016

Sending email with the Alertmanager via Gmail

We've already looked at how the Prometheus Alertmanager can talk to Pagerduty and Slack. It also works with SMTP, more commonly known as email. Let's see how to get it working via a Gmail account.

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March 25, 2016

Using Slack with the Alertmanager

Previously we looked at how to use the Prometheus Alertmanager with Pagerduty. The Alertmanager supports more than just sending pages, there's integrations with popular chat applications too. Let's look at how to integrate with Slack.

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March 1, 2016

Using PagerDuty with the Alertmanager

The new Alertmanager has integrations to a variety of popular notification mechanisms, one of those is PagerDuty. Let's see how easy it is to hook it in. Read more

February 26, 2016

What Alertmanager 0.1.0 means for you

The rewrite of the Alertmanger had its first release earlier this week after a beta period. While still providing the core functionality of deduplicating alerts, silencing, inhibiting and sending notifications, there's several major changes from the previous version.

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September 21, 2015

Audio Alerting with Prometheus

Prometheus offers integrations with systems like PagerDuty, Email and Hipchat for alert notifications - but what if you want do something that's not supported out of the box? The Alertmanager's generic web hook has got you covered.

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