Just like most CICD systems, I can push code and have it build it. Whats cool with slack is that I can get notifications, in realtime, from GitLab and GitLab-CI.
The gitlab links will take you directly to the project and commit diffs. Clicking on the gitlab-ci links will allow you to watch build output, in realtime, as well as build charts and graphs.
# docker run -d --name mean-skel -h mean-skel.docker01 -t docker-minion
# docker inspect mean-skel | grep IPAddress
Now that I know the IP address of the container, I need to add it to my servers pillar and tell nagios to reload.
salt 'nagios*' state.sls nagios.running container
I am now monitoring it, in realtime.
By default, I monitor for salt-minion process and users. Since the new container isn't in its final highstate, I am getting notifications.
Since I decided not to automatically install the nrpe agent, I am getting those errors. Notice that "CRITICAL" is highlighted yellow. That is a custom filter I am looking for specifically in the alert channel on slack. If I am not actively in slack, I will get notified on my phone with the slack app of critical events in my infrastructure.
salt 'mean-skel*' state.sls nagios.nrpe container
Slack has notified me that services have come back. Taking a look at the Tactical Overview in nagios, I can see that everything is OK.
Whats next? What isn't shown here is the salt-master interface and its hooks into slack for the state of minions. That is next. Stay tuned.