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PagerDuty agent alert notifications

PagerDuty is an enterprise incident resolution service that integrates with ITOps and DevOps monitoring stacks to improve operational reliability and agility. From enriching and aggregating events to correlating them into incidents, PagerDuty streamlines the incident management process by reducing alert noise and resolution times.

What you need to get started

  • An installation of the open-source Netdata monitoring agent.
  • An installation of the PagerDuty agent on the node running Netdata.
  • A PagerDuty Generic API service using either the Events API v2 or Events API v1.


Add a new service to PagerDuty. Click Use our API directly and select either Events API v2 or Events API v1. Once you finish creating the service, click on the Integrations tab to find your Integration Key.

Navigate to the Netdata config directory and use edit-config to open health_alarm_notify.conf.

cd /etc/netdata
sudo ./edit-config health_alarm_notify.conf

Scroll down to the # notification options section.

Ensure SEND_PD is set to YES, then copy your Integration Key into DEFAULT_RECIPIENT_ID. Change USE_PD_VERSION to 2 if you chose Events API v2 during service setup on PagerDuty. Minus comments, the section should look like this:



To test alert notifications to PagerDuty, run the following:

sudo su -s /bin/bash netdata
/usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/ test


Aside from the three values set in health_alarm_notify.conf, there is no further configuration required to send alert notifications to PagerDuty.

To configure individual alarms, read our alert configuration doc or the health entity reference doc.

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