hey all, so i’m a newbie to grafana/prometheus and i’ve recently configured a grafana dashboard as well as a prometheus server for my external linux host box.
everything works great and i’ve set up alert parameters for my metrics on grafana, however I am very confused as to how to configure emailing an alert to my work email from grafana.
I’ve read a bunch of different documentation and have ended up very confused, so if anyone could clarify this for me that’d be extremely helpful!
which files do i edit to add in the SMTP address? the prometheus.yml has a section for alerting and in the same vein custom.ini in grafana has a section for alerting also, so i’m not sure what the difference/importance of each application’s adjustments for SMTP/alerting settings. i’ve been assuming that altering the custom.ini in grafana will send email alerts from grafana and the same case for prometheus, but
on the topic of SMTP addresses, if anyone could explain to me/point me to the right direction (e.g. websites/guide recommendations) in terms of configuring this? I want to use a work email that most likely has some sort of proxy settings associated with it. I have little to no idea about SMTP so i’m not sure about the rules for this or what kind of port/host i would need to be using
is alertmanager necessary if all i want to do is simply send an email out if a flag is raised (in this case, disk space reaching a certain limit)? i was looking into it but the more i try to understand all of this the more i’m thinking that alertmanager is for a more specialized use.
thank you to anyone that can help me out!!