Uptime & Heartbeat Monitors

X-Pack Alerting (Elasticsearch Watcher) Integration

With the iLert X-Pack Alerting integration, you can create incidents in iLert based on Watcher alerts.

‚ÄčX-Pack alerting is a set of administrative features that enable you to watch for changes or anomalies in your data and perform the necessary actions in response.

In iLert

Create a X-Pack Alerting alert source

1. Go to the "Alert sources" tab and click Create new alert source

2. Enter a name and select your desired escalation policy. Select "X-Pack Alerting (Elasticsearch Watcher)" as the Integration Type and click on Save.

3. On the next page, a Webhook URL is generated. You will need this URL below when setting up the Watcher in X-Pack.

In X-Pack Alerting

X-Pack license required

To set up the integration, you must have X-Pack license with Watcher feature enabled.

Create a watcher

1. Go to Kibana and then to Management -> Watcher, then click on the Create button and on the Create advanced watch button.

2. On the next page, name the watcher e.g. iLert, define conditions and actions the Webhook URL that you generated in iLert as follows:

"actions" : {
"ilert" : {
"webhook" : {
"scheme" : "https",
"method" : "POST",
"host" : "api.ilert.com",
"port" : 443,
"path" : "/api/v1/events/eswatcher/[YOUR API KEY]",
"headers" : {
"Content-Type" : "application/json"
"params": {},
"body" : "{{#toJson}}ctx{{/toJson}}"

Finished! Your X-Pack alerts will now create incidents in iLert.


Will incidents in iLert be resolved automatically?

No, unfortunately Watcher's notification is not compatible with iLert's resolve event.

Can I connect X-Pack Alerting with multiple alert sources from iLert?

Yes, simply add more watchers in X-Pack Alerting.