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Telegram

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

Setup

Prerequisites

  • A bot token. To get one, contact the @BotFather bot and send the command /newbot and follow the instructions. Start a conversation with your bot or invite it into a group where you want it to send messages.
  • The chat ID for every chat you want to send messages to. Contact the @myidbot bot and send the /getid command to get your personal chat ID or invite it into a group and use the /getgroupid command to get the group chat ID. Group IDs start with a hyphen, supergroup IDs start with -100.
  • Alternatively, you can get the chat ID directly from the bot API. Send your bot a command in the chat you want to use, then check https://api.telegram.org/bot{YourBotToken}/getUpdates, eg. https://api.telegram.org/bot111122223:7OpFlFFRzRBbrUUmIjj5HF9Ox2pYJZy5/getUpdates
  • Terminal access to the Agent you wish to configure

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_TELEGRAMSet SEND_TELEGRAM to YESYESyes
TELEGRAM_BOT_TOKENset TELEGRAM_BOT_TOKEN to your bot token.yes
DEFAULT_RECIPIENT_TELEGRAMSet DEFAULT_RECIPIENT_TELEGRAM to the chat ID you want the alert notifications to be sent to. You can define multiple chat IDs like this: 49999333322 -1009999222255.yes
DEFAULT_RECIPIENT_TELEGRAM

All roles will default to this variable if left unconfigured.

The DEFAULT_RECIPIENT_CUSTOM can be edited in the following entries at the bottom of the same file:

role_recipients_telegram[sysadmin]="49999333324"
role_recipients_telegram[domainadmin]="49999333389"
role_recipients_telegram[dba]="-1009999222255"
role_recipients_telegram[webmaster]="-1009999222255 49999333389"
role_recipients_telegram[proxyadmin]="49999333344"
role_recipients_telegram[sitemgr]="49999333876"

Examples

Basic Configuration
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# telegram (telegram.org) global notification options

SEND_TELEGRAM="YES"
TELEGRAM_BOT_TOKEN="111122223:7OpFlFFRzRBbrUUmIjj5HF9Ox2pYJZy5"
DEFAULT_RECIPIENT_TELEGRAM="-100233335555"

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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