Receive monitoring alerts in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is the hub for teamwork in Microsoft 365. You can communicate (in chat, call, video) and share information (files, agendas, etc.) in Teams. Integrating Microsoft Teams with Uptrends enables automatic notifications from Uptrends. Setting up the integration between both systems takes these steps:

  1. Set up webhook connectors in Microsoft Teams
  2. Set up the integration in Uptrends
  3. Add the integration to an alert definition in Uptrends

What will you get when this integration has been set up? Below, you see an example of what the integration looks like in Microsoft Teams.

Within the Microsoft Teams channel for which the integration was defined, you’ll get a message with details about the alert that was generated. From this message you can jump directly to the dashboard, error or monitor in Uptrends to get even more detail and further investigate the problem. Just push one of the buttons and it will bring you to the right place in the Uptrends app.

Read on for detailed instructions on how to set up this integration!

1. Set up the webhook connector in Microsoft Teams

  1. In Microsoft Teams go to the channel, where you want to receive messages from Uptrends. Hover over the channel to make the More options ( … ) appear. Select Connectors.
  2. Search for “Incoming Webhook” and click Configure.
  3. Enter a name for the webhook.
  4. Download the Uptrends logo from here (right-click the image and choose Save image as …)
    Uptrends logo
    Then upload the logo by clicking Upload image.
    In Teams, all messages from the Uptrends app will be marked with the Uptrends logo, so you can distinguish them from messages from other sources.
  5. Click Create.
  6. The webhook should be created after a few seconds. A URL will be shown at the bottom of the form:
  7. Copy the URL. You will need it later to set up the integration in Uptrends.
  8. Click Done.

This completes the integration setup in Microsoft Teams.

2. Set up the integration in Uptrends

To add a new integration for Microsoft Teams in Uptrends follow these steps:

  1. Go to Alerts > Integrations.
  2. Click Add integration at the top right.
  3. Choose Microsoft Teams as the integration type.
  4. Specify a name for this integration.
  5. Paste the Microsoft Teams Webhook URL which you copied earlier into Predefined variables > ConnectorURL.
  6. Click Save to store your settings. The new Microsoft Teams integration will appear on the Integrations page.

This completes the integration setup in Uptrends. You can now use this integration in your alert definitions.

Tip: Deactivating an integration definition means that the integration will not be used for alerting purposes. This might be useful if you would like to temporarily disable receiving alerts.

3. Add the integration to an alert definition in Uptrends

An integration definition on its own does nothing. You need to attach it to an escalation level in an alert definition in order to receive messages through it.

  1. Go to Alerts > Alert definitions and open the one that you want to attach the integration to.
  2. Each Escalation level tab contains a section Alerting by integrations with a list of available integrations. Read the knowledge base article Alert escalation levels to learn how escalations work.
  3. Select the integration(s) that you would like to attach to this escalation level. In this case the Custom integration for Microsoft Teams.
  4. Make sure to hit the Save button to save your changes.

And that’s it! You’ve successfully set up the Microsoft Teams integration.

As always, if you have any questions, please reach out to our support team.

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