Being alerted by monitors allows you to be proactive about issues detected by Sifflet and to react before the issue impacts your teams and any decision they might be about to make. It also allows you to be alerted in case of a monitor misconfiguration to ensure that it doesn't go unnoticed and that your monitoring coverage remains intact.
Before setting notifications, make sure to setup alerting channels
Before any Notifications may be configured, Alert Destinations need to be connected.
Notifications are messages sent through chosen communication channels when a Monitor doesn't succeed, triggering an Incident creation. A Notification's main goal are making sure the information reaches the right stakeholders as soon as possible and facilitating debugging.
In order to be able to configure Notifications, remember to setup Alert Destinations beforehand.
Notifications configuration is available as the last step of a manual Monitor configuration process and it can be revisited at any time. It's possible to choose multiple Alert Channels for the same Monitor. Furthermore, it's possible to customize the Alert Message, so that it'd provide the right information to the informed stakeholders, facilitating troubleshooting or providing guidance on what should be done in case of that particular Monitor failing.
Notifications are triggered if a Monitor Run doesn't succeed and instead results in one of the following Monitor Run Statuses:
Requires attention, or
Independently from an Alert Destinations, a Notification contains the same level of information. Below is an example of a Slack Notification.
The title of the Notification follows a syntax below:
[Alert emoji ] [Monitor Name] [on] [Asset Name] [Monitor Run Status]
The message configured in the Monitor Configuration Step. This message is "fixed" - its content is defined by the user and doesn't change depending on e.g. the Run Status.
The reason that caused the monitor to fail.
The time of the failed Monitor Run.
This section reflects the Time Window Monitor setting. It shows up only if a Monitor has that parameter configured.
It redirects to Monitor Page and is normally a good starting point for troubleshooting.
Redirects to the Incident Page to get more insights into the impact of your asset on the rest of the business.
Updated 2 months ago