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Last updated: 29 Mar 2018

travel-advice-publisher: Error Monitoring for Travel Advice Alerts

  • An email alert monitoring script
    • This runs once every hour on the Production deploy server
    • It checks and looks for all country updates within a specific window (from 2 days ago to 1 hour ago)
    • It then checks a dedicated inbox that has been subscribed to all travel alerts
    • If an expected update isn't present in the inbox, an urgent alert is shown in Icinga
    • This urgent alert triggers a phone call to the 2nd line/on called
      support team
  • Application error monitoring in Sentry
  • A healthcheck in email-alert-api
    • We use GOV.UK Notify to deliver emails
    • email-alert-api is the app which communicates with GOV.UK Notify
    • We have a healthcheck set up to ensure that email-alert-api can connect to GOV.UK Notify
    • If the healthcheck fails, an urgent alert is shown in Icinga