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PagerDuty Agent alert notifications

Learn how to send notifications to PagerDuty using Netdata's Agent alert notification feature, which supports dozens of endpoints, user roles, and more.


This file assumes you have read the Introduction to Agent alert notifications, detailing how the Netdata Agent's alert notification method works.

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.


You will need:

  • an installation of the PagerDuty agent on the node running the Netdata Agent
  • a PagerDuty Generic API service using either the Events API v2 or Events API v1
  • terminal access to the Agent you wish to configure

Configure Netdata to send alert notifications to PagerDuty


This file mentions editing configuration files.

  • To edit configuration files in a safe way, we provide the edit config script located in your Netdata config directory (typically is /etc/netdata) that creates the proper file and opens it in an editor automatically.
    Note that to run the script you need to be inside your Netdata config directory.

It is recommended to use this way for configuring Netdata.

Firstly, 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.

Then, edit health_alarm_notify.conf, changes to this file do not require restarting Netdata:

  1. Set SEND_PD to YES.
  2. Set DEFAULT_RECIPIENT_PD to the PagerDuty service key you want the alert notifications to be sent to.
    You can define multiple service keys like this: pd_service_key_1 pd_service_key_2.
    All roles will default to this variable if left unconfigured.
  3. If you chose Events API v2 during service setup on PagerDuty, change USE_PD_VERSION to 2.

You can then have different PagerDuty service keys per role, by editing DEFAULT_RECIPIENT_PD with the service key you want, in the following entries at the bottom of the same file:


An example of a working configuration would be:

# notification options


Test the notification method

To test this alert notification method refer to the "Testing Alert Notifications" section of the Agent alert notifications page.

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