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Sensu VictorOps Handler

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The Sensu VictorOps Handler is a Sensu Go Handler for sending events to the
VictorOps incident response platform.

As of the initial version (0.1.x), this is meant to work in the same fashion as
the prior Ruby based plugin, sensu-plugins-victorops, with the following

  • The environment variables for routing key and API URL are now
  • Since Sensu Go events do not have an action, the RECOVERY message_type is
    based on event.check.status == 0


Asset registration

Sensu Assets are the best way to make use of this plugin. If you're not
using an asset, please consider doing so! If you're using sensuctl 5.13 with
Sensu Backend 5.13 or later, you can use the following command to add the asset:

sensuctl asset add sensu/sensu-victorops-handler

If you're using an earlier version of sensuctl, you can find the asset on the
Bonsai Asset Index.

Resource definition

type: Handler
api_version: core/v2
  name: sensu-victorops-handler
  namespace: default
  command: sensu-victorops-handler
  - is_incident
  - not_silenced
  type: pipe
  - sensu/sensu-victorops-handler
    secret: victorops_routingkey

Usage examples

Help output

  sensu-victorops-handler [flags]
  sensu-victorops-handler [command]

Available Commands:
  help        Help about any command
  version     Print the version number of this plugin

  -a, --api-url string              The URL for the VictorOps API (default "")
  -r, --routingkey string           The VictorOps Routing Key
  -e, --entity-id-template string   The template for the Entity ID sent to VictorOps (default "{{.Entity.Name}/{{.Check.Name}}")
  -m, --message-template string     The template for the message sent to VictorOps (default "{{.Entity.Name}:{{.Check.Name}}:{{.Check.Output}}")
  -h, --help                        help for sensu-victorops-handler


This handler provides options for using templates to populate the values
provided by the event in the message sent via SNS. More information on
template syntax and format can be found in the documentation.

Environment variables

Argument Environment Variable

Security Note: Care should be taken to not expose the routing key for this handler by specifying it
on the command line or by directly setting the environment variable in the handler definition. It is
suggested to make use of secrets management to surface it as an environment variable. The
handler definition above references it as a secret. Below is an example secrets definition that make
use of the built-in env secrets provider.

type: Secret
api_version: secrets/v1
  name: victorops_routingkey
  provider: env

Argument annotations

All arguments for this handler are tunable on a per entity or check basis based on annotations. The
annotations keyspace for this handler is

NOTE: Due to check token substituion, supplying a template value such
as for message-template as a check annotation requires that you place the
desired template as a golang string literal (enlcosed in backticks)
within another template definition. This does not apply to entity annotations.


To change the message template for a particular check, for that check's metadata add the following:

type: CheckConfig
api_version: core/v2
  annotations: "{{`{{.Entity.Name}}/{{.Check.Name}}: {{.Check.State}}, {{.Check.Occurrences}}`}}"

Installation from source

The preferred way of installing and deploying this plugin is to use it as an
Asset. If you would like to compile and install the plugin from source or
contribute to it, download the latest version or create an executable from
this source.

From the local path of the sensu-victorops-handler repository:

go build

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