You need a working
sendmail command for email alerts to work. Almost all MTAs provide a
netdata sends all emails as user
netdata, so make sure your
sendmail works for local users.
email notifications look like this:
health_alarm_notify.conf on your system run
You can configure recipients in
You can also configure per role recipients in the same file, a few lines below.
Changes to this file do not require netdata restart.
You can test your configuration by issuing the commands:
# become user netdata sudo su -s /bin/bash netdata # send a test alarm /usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/alarm-notify.sh test [ROLE]
[ROLE] is the role you want to test. The default (if you don’t give a
Note that in versions before 1.16, the plugins.d directory may be installed in a different location in certain OSs (e.g. under
/usr/lib/netdata). You can always find the location of the alarm-notify.sh script in