Triggers | Honeycomb


Triggers let you receive notifications when your data in Honeycomb crosses the thresholds that you configure. The graph on which to alert is as flexible as a Honeycomb query, which helps reduce false positives due to known errors. To learn more about guidelines for using SLOs and Triggers for alerting, visit Guidelines for SLOs and Trigger Alerts.

When a trigger fires, you will be notified by the configured method(s). Currently supported methods include PagerDuty, Slack, Webhooks, and Email. The notification includes a link back to the graph, which shows the current status and provides a jumping off point for further investigation.

Triggers have a duration over which they query data and a frequency, which determines how often they run. For example, a trigger with a duration of 5 minutes and a frequency of 2 minutes will run every 2 minutes over the last 5 minutes of data.

By default, users have a limit of two triggers available across all environments. Upgrade to a Pro or Enterprise plan to increase your number of Triggers.

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