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Data driven alerting with Flapjack + Puppet + Hiera

by Lindsay Holmwood

Published February 10, 2014 in Technology

Working in operations in 2014 is hard.

The infrastructures we manage are growing rapidly, and responsibility is being divided up across multiple teams.

Then something breaks. Your on-call engineer receives 900 SMS in 30 seconds. Her phone melts. You can’t distinguish the signal from the noise. It takes an hour to fix the problem.

Enter Flapjack: an event processing & monitoring alert routing system. Flapjack sits at the end of your monitoring pipeline and sends alerts to the right person.

You should be interested in Flapjack if:

- You want to automatically configure how your on-call are notified from within Puppet
- You want to identify failures faster by rolling up your alerts across multiple monitoring systems.
- You monitor infrastructures that have multiple teams responsible for keeping them up.

In this talk you will learn how to setup Flapjack with Puppet, data-driven Flapjack configuration with Hiera, and how you can leverage Puppet's metadata to effectively route alerts to people who solve problems.

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