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Alertmanager data source

Grafana includes built-in support for Prometheus Alertmanager. It is presently in alpha and not accessible unless alpha plugins are enabled in Grafana settings. Once you add it as a data source, you can use the Grafana alerting UI to manage silences, contact points as well as notification policies. A drop-down option in these pages allows you to switch between Grafana and any configured Alertmanager data sources.

Alertmanager implementations

Prometheus and Grafana Mimir (default) implementations of Alertmanager are supported. You can specify implementation in the data source settings page. In case of Prometheus contact points and notification policies are read-only in the Grafana alerting UI, as it does not support updating configuration via HTTP API.

Provision the Alertmanager data source

Configure the Alertmanager data sources by updating Grafana’s configuration files. For more information on how it works and the settings available, refer to the provisioning docs page.

Here is an example for provisioning the Alertmanager data source:

apiVersion: 1

  - name: Alertmanager
    type: alertmanager
    url: http://localhost:9093
    access: proxy
    # optionally
    basicAuth: true
    basicAuthUser: my_user
    basicAuthPassword: test_password