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Recommendation: Good paging / alerting software ?

Have you tried uptime robot?

I believe you qualify for the free tier, there is a limit of SMS messages but email to text services at most providers can be substituted to circumvent that.

 J. Hellenthal

The fact that there's a highway to Hell but only a stairway to Heaven says a lot about anticipated traffic volume.

> On Sep 26, 2019, at 09:42, 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
> excessive).
> 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.
> Requirements:
> 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
> messages.
> 4:  A web interface would be nice, but not 100% necessary.
> 5: "Alerts" - the ability to Ack / Close alerts. This signals back to
> AlertManger.
> 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...
> W
> -- 
> 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.
>   ---maf