Streamline incident management with Kapacitor integration using Squadcast. Comprehensive guide for effortless setup and optimized incident response. Explore now.

Kapacitor is a real-time streaming data processing engine in the TICK stack. It can process both stream and batch data from InfluxDB, acting on this data in real-time via its programming language TICKscript.

Route detailed alerts from Kapacitor to the right users in Squadcast.

How to integrate Kapacitor with Squadcast

In Squadcast: Using Kapacitor as an Alert Source

  1. Navigate to Services -> Service Overview -> select or search for your Service. Expand the accordion -> In the Alert Sources section, click Add.

2. Select Kapacitor. Copy the displayed Webhook URL to configure it within Kapacitor. Finish by clicking Add Alert Source -> Done.


When an alert source turns Active, it’ll show up under Configured Alert Sources. You can either generate a test alert from the integration or wait for a real-time alert to be generated by the Alert Source. An Alert Source is active if there is a recorded incident via that Alert Source for the Service.

In Kapacitor: Setup a Squadcast Webhook

Method 1: Configuring Squadcast Webhook through Chronograf

  1. From your Chronograf account, hover over the Alerts icon in the sidebar, and select Manage Tasks

  1. You can either modify an existing Alert Rule or create one by selecting Add Alert Rule

  1. Within the Alert Rule Builder, give the Alert Rule a Name, select Alert Type, Time Series, Conditions

Scroll further to Alert Handlers

(a) Select post from the drop-down

  1. (b) Paste the Webhook copied from Squadcast under the HTTP endpoint for the POST request

  1. Click on Save Rule

Method 2: Configure Squadcast Webhook in kapacitor.conf and use the endpoint in TICKscript

  1. Within kapacitor.conf, scroll to [[httppost]] and paste the following:

endpoint = "squadcast"
url = "<Copied_Webhook_URL_from_Squadcast"
headers = { Content-Type = "application/json" }
  1. Go to your TICKscript, within the alert context, and set up a post call to the above-configured endpoint

Pro Tip:

In Mac OS, Kapacitor's configuration file is generally in /usr/local/etc/kapacitor.conf and in Linux machines, it generally is in /etc/kapacitor.conf

That is it, you are now good to go!

  • Whenever an alert is generated in Kapacitor, an incident is triggered for it in Squadcast.

  • When the alert recovers in Kapacitor, the corresponding incident will be auto-resolved in Squadcast as well.

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