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Rocket.Chat Agent alert notifications

Learn how to send notifications to Rocket.Chat 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.

This is what you will get: Netdata on RocketChat


You will need:

  • The incoming webhook URL as given by RocketChat. You can use the same on all your Netdata servers (or you can have multiple if you like - your decision).
  • one or more channels to post the messages to.
  • terminal access to the Agent you wish to configure

Configure Netdata to send alert notifications to Rocket.Chat


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.

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

  2. Set ROCKETCHAT_WEBHOOK_URL to your webhook URL.
  3. Set DEFAULT_RECIPIENT_ROCKETCHAT to the channel you want the alert notifications to be sent to.
    You can define multiple channels like this: alerts systems.
    All roles will default to this variable if left unconfigured.

You can then have different channels per role, by editing DEFAULT_RECIPIENT_ROCKETCHAT with the channel you want, in the following entries at the bottom of the same file:

role_recipients_rocketchat[dba]="databases systems"
role_recipients_rocketchat[webmaster]="marketing development"

The values you provide should already exist as Rocket.Chat channels.

An example of a working configuration would be:

# rocketchat ( global 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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