Lightstep Integration

Lightstep automatically detects changes to your application, infrastructure, and user experience to provide better monitoring and observability.

In ilert: Create a Lightstep alert source

  1. Go to Alert sources --> Alert sources and click on Create new alert source

  2. Search for Lightstep in the search field, click on the Lightstep tile and click on Next.

  3. Give your alert source a name, optionally assign teams and click Next.

  4. Select an escalation policy by creating a new one or assigning an existing one.

  5. Select you Alert grouping preference and click Continue setup. You may click Do not group alerts for now and change it later.

  6. The next page show additional settings such as customer alert templates or notification prioritiy. Click on Finish setup for now.

  7. On the final page, an API key and / or webhook URL will be generated that you will need later in this guide.

In Lightstep

  1. Create a Notification Destination by clicking the Bell Icon on the left of Dashboard, and click "Notification Destination" tab and click "Create a Destination" and choose "Webhook"

  1. Complete the webhook creation, by putting in the name and put the Lighstep URL that we got earlier in ilert dashboard on URL field

  1. You need to assign the webhook destination to an Alert, if you don't have an Alert, you can create a new one, by navigating to Stream (Frequency Wave icon on the left side of the dashboad) and click the stream that you want to assign to

  1. Create an alert by clicking the button on the top right of the stream dashboard, fill in the details, and assign the Notifcation Destination to the one that we created earlier

  1. Upon clicking "Create" button, the alert should be created and the Notification Destination should be assigned, and when the condition met, it will create an incident on ilert

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