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The PagerDuty alert method sends alerts through PagerDuty to notify Nobl9 users whenever an incident is triggered.


PagerDuty requires specifying the Integration Key that allows it to send you an incident alert. For more details on how to obtain the Integration Key, go to Services and Integrations | PagerDuty documentation.

Known limitations​

Currently, Nobl9 doesn't return the severity level when a PagerDuty alert is triggered.

Configuring the PagerDuty alert method​

As an optional prerequisite: your PagerDuty can require maintaining IP safelists.

IP addresses to add to your allowlist:
⚠ Applies to only. In all other cases, contact Nobl9 support.

On the Nobl9 side, you can configure your PagerDuty alert method directly in the Nobl9 UI, or by applying a YAML file in sloctl.

Nobl9 UI​

To set up the alert method in the Nobl9 UI, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Integrations > Alert Methods.
  2. Click .
  3. Click the relevant Alert Method icon.

Then, in the PagerDuty Configuration Wizard:

  1. Enter the Integration Key (mandatory).
    For more information, refer to the Authentication section.

  2. Select a Project.
    Specifying a project is helpful when multiple users are spread across multiple teams or projects. When the Project field is left blank, Nobl9 uses the default project.
  3. Enter a Display Name.
    You can enter a user-friendly name with spaces in this field.
  4. Enter a Name.
    The name is mandatory and can only contain lowercase, alphanumeric characters, and dashes (for example, my-alert-method-1). Nobl9 duplicates the display name here, transforming it into the supported format, but you can edit the result.
  5. Enter a Description.
    Here you can add details such as who is responsible for the integration (team/owner) and the purpose of creating it.
  6. Configure Alert Resolution feature for PagerDuty:

    • For PagerDuty alerts, users can select the checkbox in the Alert Resolution section on PagerDuty alert method wizard.
    • With this feature activated, Nobl9 will send a notification after the Cooldown period is over.
    • Optionally, you can add a message that will be attached to your 'all clear' notification.

    This feature is only available for PagerDuty alert method

  7. Click Add alert method.

YAML configuration for PagerDuty alerts​

Here’s a general specification for adding a Pagerduty alert through YAML:

apiVersion: n9/v1alpha
kind: AlertMethod
name: string # Name of the Integration
displayName: string # optional
project: default
description: string #optional
integrationKey: # pager duty integration key

Configuring sendResolution for PagerDuty - YAML​

It is possible to configure the PagerDuty alert method to send additional messages to PagerDuty to resolve the incident. This can be configured by adding an optional section sendResolution to your PagerDuty YAML configuration.

sendResolution feature for PagerDuty adheres to the following rules:

  • If you added the section sendResolution in your YAML configuration, then notification is sent to resolve an incident in PagerDuty.

  • By default sendResolution is nil. This means that the all-clear notification is not sent by default.

  • sendResolution[ ]:message - string, optional.

    • If you provide value for this field, it is attached to the summary of incident resolution.

    Only PagerDuty supports sending all-clear to the external system. For other alert method types, this section is ignored.

  • Here's an example of the sendResolution YAML configuration for PagerDuty:

    apiVersion: n9/v1alpha
    kind: AlertMethod
    name: pager-duty-notification-sending-resolution
    displayName: PagerDuty notification
    description: Open new Incident with "Nobl9 Test" service
    integrationKey: "[secret]"
    message: Alert is now resolved

Sending notification for a resolved alert to PagerDuty​

If you configure the PagerDuty alert method to send all-clear, an additional message is sent to PagerDuty service to resolve the incident.

  • PagerDuty UI:
Fig 2.: Resolved incident in PagerDuty
  • PagerDuty events API:
Fig 3.: Resolved incident in PagerDuty

The all-clear message is sent for both alert statuses: Canceled and Resolved.

Testing the PagerDuty alert method in the UI​

You can test alert methods for all notification services supported by the Nobl9 platform through the UI.

To verify the correctness of your alert method configuration:

  1. Navigate to Integrations > Alert Methods.
  2. Click the required alert method.
    Its Details page opens.
  3. Click Test under the alert method name:
    • For the correct configuration, Nobl9 displays Test completed successfully! under the button
    • Otherwise, Nobl9 displays the Test failed message, specifying what is set incorrectly

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