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Amgad Ashraf
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Detect crashes in your Kubernetes cluster using kwatch and PagerDuty

In this article you will learn how to setup and deploy kwatch in your Kubernetes (K8s) cluster to monitor and receive real time crash alerts through PagerDuty

Configure PagerDuty

Step 1: Create a new service

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Step 2: Give your service a Name and a Description

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Step 3: Add an Escalation Policy

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Step 4: Make sure to add the Events API V2 Integration

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Step 5: Navigate to your service and copy the Integration Key

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Configure kwatch

Step 1: Get the configuration template

curl  -L https://raw.githubusercontent.com/abahmed/kwatch/v0.3.0/deploy/config.yaml -o config.yaml
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Step 2: Edit config.yaml file and add the Integration Key

apiVersion: v1
kind: Namespace
metadata:
  name: kwatch
---
apiVersion: v1
kind: ConfigMap
metadata:
  name: kwatch
  namespace: kwatch
data:
  config.yaml: |
    alert:
      pagerduty:
        integrationKey: <integration_key>
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Step 3: Apply the configuration

kubectl apply -f config.yaml
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Deploy kwatch

kubectl apply -f https://raw.githubusercontent.com/abahmed/kwatch/v0.3.0/deploy/deploy.yaml
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You will now start receiving PagerDuty alerts whenever there is a pod crash in your Kubernetes (K8s) cluster!
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