Elasticsearch 8.x APM: Email Alerts via Server Log Connector
This article is a summary of a YouTube video "APM with Elasticsearch 8.x - Part 3: Email Alerts via Server Log Connector" by Evermight Tech
TLDR Setting up email alerts via the server log connector in Elasticsearch allows users to receive notifications when certain conditions are met, and by customizing the email subject and body, users can tailor the alerts to their specific requirements for improved readability and effectiveness.
This video focuses on working with the index connector and the server log connector to get alerts into a different system, providing a comprehensive guide on setting up email alerts via server log connector in APM with Elasticsearch.
By setting up alerts in Elasticsearch, you can receive notifications whenever certain conditions are met, such as when an error count exceeds a threshold.
Adding rule variables in Elasticsearch's server log connector enables access to a variety of variables that can be used to customize the message, providing flexibility in creating email alerts.
The severity level of alerts can be customized in Elasticsearch, such as flagging an alert as "fatal," providing more specific information about the urgency or criticality of the issue.
The use of logstash allows for popular and versatile options in handling log data, providing opportunities for further analysis and actions.
The email alert configuration in Elasticsearch allows for customization of the email subject, body, and authentication details, providing flexibility for users to tailor the alerts according to their specific requirements.
Making simple changes like updating the subject with parsed variables can greatly improve the readability and effectiveness of email alerts.
Enhancing the subject line of email alerts with parsed data can provide more context and clarity for recipients.