Welcome to my first post since I joined Aviatrix.
What is Aviatrix for the first time reader?

In very simple words:

  • Cisco/Juniper = the foundation for On-Prem solutions and traditional Datacenters.
  • Aviatrix steps in when it comes to the world of Multicloud.
    Connectivity, Visibility, Security in the datapath, Cloud born and IaaS powered (Terraform).

Spoiler Alert - Security on top
Log4J Detect & Block with Aviatrix inside your Cloud Environment

Coming back on topic…
Any system you deploy comes with its own alerting capabilities.
Most alerting capabilities offer first the functionality of sending emails to a noc or operations list where the Engineer On Duty usually monitors the events and takes action.
Simple, right?
Not when you’re growing and you have multiple different departments and solutions running in your company…each one sending you emails for each event that takes place.

A “normal” day in the life of an engineer can easily turn into this (yes, that is my very own mailbox):

I’ve been through this, especially when coming back after a bank holiday and it has always been painful to figure out what is still DOWN.
It was also challenging not to skip some alerts while rushing through emails and then be called later in the day to be asked why connectivity between some application components still does not work => Headache moment…

What if there was a different way of doing it ?
What about the Chatops model ?
MS Teams, Slack, Webex and the list goes on.

A pop-up you can never easily ignore :)

Scroll down to see how you can both personalise your Aviatrix alerts as well as have them delivered on an MS Teams chat channel.

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Mihai Tanasescu

All Rounder and Jack of all trades (master of none? :) ).
Sailing the Cloud world with my fantastic team@Aviatrix, former Network, Systems Engineer (Cisco, Juniper, Linux, Openshift, Openstack).
A flavor of Security added to the mix (Offensive Security OSCE).
If there’s anything new and cool, then I like to learn about it. I’m also a fan of deep diving under the hood of a product to see what makes it tick as well as what breaks it.

Solutions Architect @ Aviatrix