Skedler Alerts Debian Installation Guide

Modified on Tue, 23 Feb 2021 at 08:50 AM

Step1: Verify Pre-requisites

System Requirements

  • We recommend installing Skedler Alerts in a separate VM or Docker container or server.
  • Linux Operating System with x86-64-bit architecture
    • Ubuntu version 12.04 and above
    • Debian version 7 and above
  • Minimum of 2 CPU cores and 8 GB of RAM is recommended for deploying Skedler Alerts

Library Dependencies

  • libnss3 library

    • Debian/Ubuntu – sudo apt-get install libnss3
  • Font config libraries

    • Debian/Ubuntu – sudo apt-get install libfontconfig

Hostname Configuration

Skedler Alerts requires hostname of the server in which Skedler Alerts is installed to be configured in /etc/hosts.

1.  Check hostname by giving this command: 


In alertconfig.yml the host parameter is the host in which skedler alerts binds.

2.  If the host is configured as then make sure you have an entry in /etc/hosts as mentioned below, localhost

     Note: If you are binding skedler alerts to the localhost you can't access it from outside.      

3. However. If the bind-address is, that means skedler alerts binds to any IP (configured for your system). In this case, your entry in the host's file(/etc/hosts) should be

    <ipaddress> <hostname>

4.  If the host(IP address of the server) in alertconfig.yml is changed other than the default value then there should be an entry for the host in /etc/hosts like

     <ipaddress> <hostname>

 5.  Reboot the system.


Note: If you are using any proxy server add your hostname to a no_proxy list in the file /etc/environment add the following line,


Elasticsearch version

Skedler Alerts supports Elasticsearch version from 5.x to 7.11.x

 Step 2: Download

  • Download the latest version of Skedler Alerts from Download page.

Step 3: Install Skedler Alerts

Install Skedler Alerts using the below command. Run as a sudo user.

    sudo dpkg -i  skedler-alerts.deb

Note: Remove Skedler Alerts package using the following command, sudo dpkg -r skedler-alerts

Step 4: Directory Layout

The Debian package places config files, script files, and the logs directory in the appropriate locations for a Debian-based system:

Default Location
Skedler Alerts home directory or $alert_home
Binary scripts to start Skedler Alerts server
Configuration file alertconfig.yml
Log files location.

Step 5: Configure alertconfig.yml

Configure Skedler configurations like port, Elasticsearch URL and  alert_index in /etc/skedler-alerts/alertconfig.yml

To edit the configuration file sudo nano  /etc/skedler-alerts/alertconfig.yml

Refer alertconfig.yml configuration

Step 6: Start Skedler Alerts

  • To automatically start Skedler Alerts when the system boots up, run the following commands

                 sudo systemctl daemon-reload

  • To start Skedler Alerts, execute the command as shown below, 

                sudo systemctl start skedler-alerts

  • To stop Skedler Alerts, execute the command as shown below, 

                sudo systemctl stop skedler-alerts

Step 7: Access Skedler Alerts

Once launched, Skedler Alerts can be accessed from the following URL, http://<yourServer>:3001

Step 8: Configure Skedler Alerts Settings

To configure Skeldler Alerts settings, refer to How to configure time zone settings, index pattern settings, email settings, Webhook settings for skedler alerts

You are now ready to start scheduling Alerts.

To create alerts, refer to Step-by-Step User Guide for Creating Skedler Alerts  

Step 9: License Upgrade

Activation is required for purchased product license key. In the Community Edition, license activation will be skipped. If you purchase Skedler Alerts license, you will receive a license key by email.  


Refer to Upgrade License


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