Alert channels

Lenses supports secure channels configuration to allow you fine-tuned alerts routing. You can choose from predefined channel types like Slack, PagerDuty, DataDog, Alert Manager, CloudWatch, or use custom Webhook to connect to any external service of your choice.

Once the channel is created, it can be used by you or any other user with correct permissions to route alerts of your choice into this specific channel. It means you can send a Slack notification when Kafka broker is down, or send notifications to PagerDuty when some partitions are offline. It’s up to you now where specific alerts will be delivered.

  1. From the header bar menu, go to Admin panel.
  2. On the side navigation, select Channels under the alerts section.

Alert channel types

At this moment, these types of alert channels are supported in Lenses:

  • Alert Manager
  • CloudWatch
  • PagerDuty
  • DataDog
  • Slack
  • Webhook

List available channels

All configured alert channels are listed. From this page, you also edit or delete them. For your convenience, you can sort the results by each column, filter by type, or use the search box to find the channel you need.

List Available Channels

Create alert channels

To create a new alert channel, click on the New Alert Channel button from the listing page. First, select the type of channel and then provide the configuration settings.

Create Alert Channel

Edit alert channels

From the listing page, click on the edit icon that is visible next to each channel. A modal window will appear where you can change the name, connection, or other additional settings.

Edit Alert Channel

Delete alert channels

If you don’t need a channel anymore, you can remove it by clicking on the trash icon that is visible next to each channel. A check will be made if there are any alerts assigned to this channel and information presented to you in such a case, so you can be sure you don’t delete any channel that is being used.

Delete Alert Channel

Toggle alert channels

To enable or disable an alert channel, just click on the toggle under the Route Alerts column.

Toggle Alert Channel