Notification Lists control where your monitoring notifications are sent. Below are step-by-step instructions for creating a notification list and attaching it to a monitoring job.
When creating a new monitor, you can either start from scratch or assign any existing notification list.
The basic steps to configure monitoring job(s) can be found on their respective Help Center articles:
For this example, we'll use a TCP job. Note that the steps are applicable when setting up any type of monitoring job with NS1.
In addition to basic email alerts, NS1 also delivers notifications directly to these third-party services:
You can also configure your own custom webhook, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about a new integration.
Create & Attach Notification Lists
- From the Monitors page, click the Notification Lists button at the top-right of the screen.
- Once in the Notifications List page, you can create a new list and configure whichever notifiers you see fit.
Select Create a Notification List or click to edit an existing list.
Enter a name for the list.
Click Add new notifier, and choose a notification type from the drop-down menu.
When finished, click Save List and Notifiers and return to the monitor you wish to attach it to.
Attach notification list
With the monitor selected, click the Notifications tab.
From the drop-down menu, select the list you want to attach—modifying settings as desired.
Click Save Changes.
The "test list" we just created has two notifiers—therefore, the two channels are alerted upon any change in status for this monitor.
Note: You can use NS1 monitors to configure automated failover for your records. When following the configuration process for failover, notification lists are generated for you upon connecting a monitor to an answer and hitting save. This list follows the general naming convention "__NS1__.notify_list."