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SMS Server Tools 3 agent alert notifications

The SMS Server Tools 3 is a SMS Gateway software which can send and receive short messages through GSM modems and mobile phones.

To have Netdata send notifications via SMS Server Tools 3, you'll first need to install and configure smsd.

Ensure that the user netdata can execute sendsms. Any user executing sendsms needs to:

  • Have write permissions to /tmp and /var/spool/sms/outgoing
  • Be a member of group smsd

To ensure that the steps above are successful, just su netdata and execute sendsms phone message.

You then just need to configure the recipient phone numbers in health_alarm_notify.conf:

# SMS Server Tools 3 (smstools3) global notification options

# enable/disable sending SMS Server Tools 3 SMS notifications

# if a role's recipients are not configured, a notification will be sent to
# this SMS channel (empty = do not send a notification for unconfigured
# roles). Multiple recipients can be given like this: "PHONE1 PHONE2 ..."


Netdata uses the script sendsms that is installed by smstools3 and just passes a phone number and a message to it. If sendsms is not in $PATH, you can pass its location in health_alarm_notify.conf:

# The full path of the sendsms command (smstools3).
# If empty, the system $PATH will be searched for it.
# If not found, SMS notifications will be silently disabled.

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