Using alerting schedules to assign roles
If you use an alerting provider, it's important to integrate your schedules from that provider with FireHydrant. This way the proper on-call responders are dynamically added to an incident; you don't have to add them from a static user list.
With FireHydrant's PagerDuty, Opsgenie, and Splunk On-Call (VictorOps) integrations, you can sync on-call schedules with your FireHydrant teams, so team assignments in FireHydrant are always dictating your current on-call rotation. After setting up integration with your alerting provider, you can start assigning on-call schedules.
To get started:
- In the left nav, click Incident Response > Teams.
- From the list of team names, find the team where you want to add the on-call role and click Edit in the upper-right corner of the page.
- Edit the team where you want the on-call role to be assigned. In the Members section of the page, you can assign a user to a specific role.
Along with the users from your FireHydrant organization, you will also see your PagerDuty, Opsgenie, or Splunk On-Call (VictorOps) schedules. When selecting a schedule to be assigned to a given role, the person who is actively on-call for that schedule will be the user brought in to an incident in FireHydrant when the respective team is pulled in.
There are four important things to note:
- The user within the on-call schedule in the alerting provider must also be a user inside of FireHydrant.
- FireHydrant gets user information by email, so the user email addresses from both tools must match to sync correctly.
- A user's account in FireHydrant must be linked with their Slack account. (Users whose accounts are not already linked can link them by running
/fh linkin Slack).
- If your schedules are incorrect when assigning a role, you may need to manually refresh schedule data from your alerting provider. You can do so by going to the integration settings for your alerting provider and clicking Refresh Schedules.