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12021-08-15

SEAN K.H. LIAO

alertmanager

alertmanager the alerting component of prometheus. So how long can it take between an event happening and you getting notified about it? Since they're both written by the same team, they work more or less the same way: timer based event loops.

timer event loop

So what triggers things to happen?

delay

In the most unfortunate case:

Now say you have another on call system layered on top. It too is likely to be evaluation_interval / delay based, so your total delay is even longer....