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Alerta server WSGI application

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Alerta Release 6.6

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The Alerta monitoring tool was developed with the following aims in mind:

* distributed and de-coupled so that it is **SCALABLE**
* minimal **CONFIGURATION** that easily accepts alerts from any source
* quick at-a-glance **VISUALISATION** with drill-down to detail


Related projects can be found on the Alerta Org Repo at <>.


Python 2.7 support is EOL

Starting with Release 6.0 only Python 3.5+ is supported. Release 5.2 was the
last to support Python 2.7 and feature enhancements for this release ended on
August 31, 2018. Only critical bug fixes will be backported to Release 5.2.


The only mandatory dependency is MongoDB or PostgreSQL. Everything else is optional.

- Postgres version 9.5 or better
- MongoDB version 3.x


To install MongoDB on Debian/Ubuntu run:

$ sudo apt-get install -y mongodb-org
$ mongod

To install MongoDB on CentOS/RHEL run:

$ sudo yum install -y mongodb
$ mongod

To install the Alerta server and client run:

$ pip install alerta-server alerta
$ alertad run

To install the web console run:

$ wget -O alerta-web.tgz
$ tar zxvf alerta-web.tgz
$ cd alerta-angular-alerta-webui-*/app
$ python -m http.server 8000

>> browse to http://localhost:8000

### Docker
Alerta and MongoDB can also run using Docker containers, see [alerta/docker-alerta](


To configure the ``alertad`` server override the default settings in ``/etc/alertad.conf``
or using ``ALERTA_SVR_CONF_FILE`` environment variable::

$ ALERTA_SVR_CONF_FILE=~/.alertad.conf


More information on configuration and other aspects of alerta can be found
at <>


To run in development mode, listening on port 5000:

$ export FLASK_APP=alerta FLASK_ENV=development
$ pip install -e .
$ flask run

To run in development mode, listening on port 8080, using Postgres and
reporting errors to [Sentry](

$ export FLASK_APP=alerta FLASK_ENV=development
$ export DATABASE_URL=postgres://localhost:5432/alerta5
$ export SENTRY_DSN=
$ pip install -e .
$ flask run --debugger --port 8080 --with-threads --reload


Problems following a direct upgrade from versions 4.x to 5.x could be
related to the flattening of the directory structure for the app. An
example `app.wsgi` file which works for both release 4 and 5 is as

#!/usr/bin/env python

from alerta import app # alerta >= 5.0
except Exception:
from import app # alerta < 5.0


To run the tests using a local Postgres database run:

$ pip install -r requirements.txt
$ pip install -e .
$ createdb test5
$ ALERTA_SVR_CONF_FILE= DATABASE_URL=postgres:///test5 nosetests

Cloud Deployment

Alerta can be deployed to the cloud easily using Heroku <>,
AWS EC2 <>, or Google Cloud Platform


Alerta monitoring system and console
Copyright 2012-2018 Nick Satterly

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