In addition to defining alert handler in TICKscript Kapacitor supports an alert system that follows a publish subscribe design pattern. Alerts are published to a
handlers subscribe to a topic.
An alert topic is simply a namespace where alerts are grouped. When an alert event fires it is assigned to a topic. Multiple handlers can be defined on a topic and all handlers process each alert event for the topic.
A handler takes action on incoming alert events for a specific topic. Each handler operates on exactly one topic.
A handler definition has a few properties:
See the Using Alert Topics example for a walk through defining and using alert topics.
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