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Overview of Grafana 8 alerting

Grafana 8.0 has new and improved alerting that centralizes alerting information in a single, searchable view. It is an opt-in feature. We encourage you to create issues in the Grafana GitHub repository for bugs found while testing Grafana 8 alerting. See also, What’s New with Grafana 8 alerting.

When Grafana 8 alerting is enabled, you can:

Before you begin using Grafana 8 alerting, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with some basic concepts of Grafana 8 alerting.


  • The Grafana 8 alerting system can retrieve rules from all available Prometheus, Loki, and Alertmanager data sources. It might not be able to fetch rules from other supported data sources.