Get alerts from Elastic into Squadcast (using ElastAlert)

Follow the steps below to configure a service so as to extract its related alert data from Elastic.

Squadcast will then process this information to create incidents for this service as per your preferences.



In this document, we'll go through how to get alerts from Elastic to Squadcast using ElastAlert. If you're looking for how to get alerts from Elastic using Watcher, refer Elastic Watcher Docs - Squadcast.



We'll be using ElastAlert for getting alerts from Elastic. To know more about ElastAlert, refer ElastAlert - Easy & Flexible Alerting With Elasticsearch.

Using ElastAlert as an Alert Source

On the Sidebar, click on Services.

You can either choose to use existing service or create a new service

Now, click on the corresponding Alert Sources button.

Select ElastAlert from Alert Source drop down and copy the Webhook URL shown.

Setup Squadcast Alerter in ElastAlert

For details about how to configure ElastAlert to send alerts, refer Running ElastAlert for the First Time.

Configuration variables in rules YAML file

alert: post
http_post_url: <ElastAlert Webhook URL copied from Squadcast dashboard>
    Title: <Incident Title>
http_post_all_values: true



You can make sure that the 'Incident Title Name' and 'ElastAlert Rule Name' be the same in order to help identify the rule that caused the alert easily.

However, this is not mandatory.

For more details on post alert type, refer HTTP Post Alert Type - ElastAlert.

Now, whenever an alert is triggered by ElastAlert according to the rules defined, it'll automatically create an incident in Squadcast. But, the resolving of incident needs to be done manually by going to Squadcast dashboard.

Updated 5 months ago


Get alerts from Elastic into Squadcast (using ElastAlert)

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