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MessageBird

Send notifications to MessageBird using Netdata's Agent alert notification feature, which supports dozens of endpoints, user roles, and more.

Setup

Prerequisites

  • An access key under 'API ACCESS (REST)' (you will want a live key), you can read more here.
  • Access to the terminal where Netdata Agent is running

Configuration

File

The configuration file name for this integration is health_alarm_notify.conf.

You can edit the configuration file using the edit-config script from the Netdata config directory.

cd /etc/netdata 2>/dev/null || cd /opt/netdata/etc/netdata
sudo ./edit-config health_alarm_notify.conf

Options

The following options can be defined for this notification

Config Options
NameDescriptionDefaultRequired
SEND_MESSAGEBIRDSet SEND_MESSAGEBIRD to YESTrue
MESSAGEBIRD_ACCESS_KEYSet MESSAGEBIRD_ACCESS_KEY to your API key.True
MESSAGEBIRD_NUMBERSet MESSAGEBIRD_NUMBER to the MessageBird number you want to use for the alert.True
DEFAULT_RECIPIENT_MESSAGEBIRDSet DEFAULT_RECIPIENT_MESSAGEBIRD to the number you want the alert notification to be sent as an SMS. You can define multiple recipients like this: +15555555555 +17777777777.True
DEFAULT_RECIPIENT_MESSAGEBIRD

All roles will default to this variable if left unconfigured.

You can then have different recipients per role, by editing DEFAULT_RECIPIENT_MESSAGEBIRD with the number you want, in the following entries at the bottom of the same file:

role_recipients_messagebird[sysadmin]="+15555555555"
role_recipients_messagebird[domainadmin]="+15555555556"
role_recipients_messagebird[dba]="+15555555557"
role_recipients_messagebird[webmaster]="+15555555558"
role_recipients_messagebird[proxyadmin]="+15555555559"
role_recipients_messagebird[sitemgr]="+15555555550"

Examples

Basic Configuration
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Messagebird (messagebird.com) SMS options

SEND_MESSAGEBIRD="YES"
MESSAGEBIRD_ACCESS_KEY="XXXXXXXX"
MESSAGEBIRD_NUMBER="XXXXXXX"
DEFAULT_RECIPIENT_MESSAGEBIRD="+15555555555"

Troubleshooting

Test Notification

You can run the following command by hand, to test alerts configuration:

# become user netdata
sudo su -s /bin/bash netdata

# enable debugging info on the console
export NETDATA_ALARM_NOTIFY_DEBUG=1

# send test alarms to sysadmin
/usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/alarm-notify.sh test

# send test alarms to any role
/usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/alarm-notify.sh test "ROLE"

Note that this will test all alert mechanisms for the selected role.


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