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Recommendation: Good paging / alerting software ?
- Subject: Recommendation: Good paging / alerting software ?
- From: bsvec at teamonesolutions.com (Brandon Svec)
- Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2019 09:55:55 -0700
- In-reply-to: <CAHw9_[email protected]>
- References: <CAHw9_[email protected]>
https://papertrailapp.com <https://papertrailapp.com/> might meet your needs. They have a free tier and collect syslog messages in their cloud and then have various alerting methods such as SMS, web hooks, email, etc. you could leverage to get the alerts you want. Good luck.
> On Sep 26, 2019, at 7:41 AM, Warren Kumari <warren at kumari.net> wrote:
> Hi there,
> I'm looking for a recommendation for a good paging / alerting system
> *for personal use*.
> I'm monitoring a number of servers, VMs, routers / switches and such,
> and currently get ~10 pages a week.
> Things I've already tried:
> I'm currently using OpsGenie, but don't really like the UI.
> I briefly tried PagerTree, and have used PagerDuty in the past -- I
> was happy with PagerDuty, but don't really want to be paying $10 per
> month for this (it's just for personal use, and that seemed a bit
> I'm also a happy Pushover customer - this works well, but it's ability
> to customise / close alerts seems to be missing. It works really well
> for other types of notifications though.
> 1: Cheap!
> 2 : AlertManager integration - I mainly use Prometheus for monitoring,
> and it sends alerts to AlertManager.
> 3: I'd like an iOS / Android app - having things come in over SMS /
> messages makes it too easy to miss things. I also don't want to use
> e.g Slack for this because it's too easy to miss them amongst other
> 4: A web interface would be nice, but not 100% necessary.
> 5: "Alerts" - the ability to Ack / Close alerts. This signals back to
> 6: Escalations would be nice - if I don't respond to an alert in N
> minutes, send it again, possibly with a more grumpy noise.
> Because this is just for personal use I really don't want to be
> spending money on this...
> Thanks in advance for any suggestions...
> I don't think the execution is relevant when it was obviously a bad
> idea in the first place.
> This is like putting rabid weasels in your pants, and later expressing
> regret at having chosen those particular rabid weasels and that pair
> of pants.
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