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.

Using ElastAlert as an Alert Source

(1) From the navigation bar on the left, select Services. Pick the applicable Team from the Team-picker on the top. Next, click on Alert Sources for the applicable Service

(2) Search for ElastAlert from the Alert Source drop-down and copy the Webhook URL

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

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.