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This short howto shows you howto add the Prometheus Alert Manager via Special Agent

The alertmanager special agent queries the "api/v1/rules" endpoint of prometheus. This allows it to show which alarms have been triggered by prometheus.

Step-by-step guide


  1. Create the Prometheus Alert Manager Host with "API integrations, no Checkmk Agent"
  2. Create the rule in "Setup > Agents >VM, Cloud, Container > Alertmanager"
    1. Name of Piggyback Host: We suggest the alert manager host, but feel free to choose what fits you best.
    2. all other options according to your settings
    3. For connection options. make sure to connect to the promotheus instance!
    4. Explicit host: the Prometheus Alert Manager host