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Enable logging for functions

StackState Self-hosted v5.1.x

Overview

Only available for Linux installations of StackState.
For debugging purposes, it may be helpful to enable logging for a StackState function. You can add logging statements to functions and then use the StackState stac CLI to set the logging level for an individual function instance . Log messages will be added to the StackState log file stackstate.log. It isn't possible to enable logging for all function types.

Set the logging level for a function instance

To enable logging for an instance of a function, use its ID to set a logging level in the stac CLI. Note that the function itself will have an ID and each instance of the function relating to a component or view in StackState will have a separate ID.
  • It's only possible to enable logging for functions running on a Linux installation of StackState.
  • Use the ID for an instance of a function to set the logging level, not the ID of the function itself.
  • Use the stac CLI to set the logging level. It isn't possible to set the logging level of a function instance using the new sts CLI.
  1. 2.
    Use the stac CLI to set the logging level for the ID, for example:
    stac serverlog setlevel <id> DEBUG

Review logging for a function

After logging has been enabled for the function instance, monitor the stackstate.log using the function instance ID.
tail -f stackstate.log | grep <id>

Add logging statements to a function

Logging statements can be added to StackState functions and monitored in the stackstate.log file. This is useful for debug purposes.
  1. 1.
    Add a log statement in the function's code. For example:
    • log.info("message")
    • log.info(variable.toString())
  2. 2.
    Set a logging level to enable logging for an instance of the function.

Find the ID for a function instance

Retrieve the ID for a specific instance of a function:

Check function instance ID

The ID for an instance of a check or propagation function on a specific component can be found in the StackState UI. These are the IDs for the component's instance of a check function or propagation function.
  1. 1.
    Select a component to open detailed information about it in the right panel details tab - Component details.
  2. 2.
    Click on ... and select Show JSON.
  3. 3.
    Find the section for "checks" or "propagation".
  4. 4.
    Find the check or propagation that you want to enable logging for and copy the value from the field id.
Show JSON
  • Use the ID to enable logging for the component's check or propagation functions.

Event handler function instance ID

The ID for an instance of an event handler function can be found using the StackState CLI.
  • To list all event handlers, run the StackState CLI command below.
  • Use the id from the command output to enable logging for a specific event handler.
CLI: stac (deprecated)
CLI: sts
stac graph list EventHandler
id type name description owned by manual last updated
--------------- ------------ ------------ ------------- ---------- -------- ------------------------
114118706410878 EventHandler demo_handler True Fri Nov 13 11:32:29 2020
⚠️ From StackState v5.0, the old sts CLI is called stac. The old CLI is now deprecated.
The new sts CLI replaces the stac CLI. It's advised to install the new sts CLI and upgrade any installed instance of the old sts CLI to stac. For details see:
sts settings list --type EventHandler
From StackState v5.0, the old sts CLI has been renamed to stac and there is a new sts CLI. The command(s) provided here are for use with the new sts CLI.

Monitor function instance ID

The ID for an instance of a monitor function can be found using the StackState CLI.
CLI: stac (deprecated)
CLI: sts
# get the list of monitors, which includes their corresponding monitor function id
stac monitor list
id status identifier name description remediation hint function id interval (seconds) tags
--------------- -------- --------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------- ------------- ------------------ --------------- -------------------- --------
198616307478411 DISABLED urn:stackpack:stackstate-self-health:shared:monitor:cpu-load CPU Load - - 270175519739826 90 []
218029603836271 ENABLED urn:stackpack:demo-stackpack:monitor:too-many-restarts Too many restarts - - 216264360861662 5 ['demo']
239992462327332 DISABLED urn:stackpack:stackstate-self-health:shared:monitor:memory-load Memory Load - - 152715969986888 90 []
16039129972954 ENABLED urn:stackpack:demo-stackpack:monitor:too-many-full-table-scans Too many full table scans - - 178058775719836 5 ['demo']
⚠️ From StackState v5.0, the old sts CLI is called stac. The old CLI is now deprecated.
In a future release of StackState, the new sts CLI will fully replace the stac CLI. It's advised to install the new sts CLI and upgrade any installed instance of the old sts CLI to stac. For details see:
# get the list of monitors, which includes their corresponding monitor function id
sts monitor list
ID | STATUS | IDENTIFIER | NAME | FUNCTION ID | TAGS
16039129972954 | ENABLED | urn:stackpack:demo-stackpack:monitor:too-many-full-table-scans | Too many full table scans | 178058775719836 | [demo]
218029603836271 | ENABLED | urn:stackpack:demo-stackpack:monitor:too-many-restarts | Too many restarts | 216264360861662 | [demo]
198616307478411 | DISABLED | urn:stackpack:stackstate-self-health:shared:monitor:cpu-load | CPU Load | 270175519739826 | []
239992462327332 | DISABLED | urn:stackpack:stackstate-self-health:shared:monitor:memory-load | Memory Load | 152715969986888 | []
From StackState v5.0, the old sts CLI has been renamed to stac and there is a new sts CLI. The command(s) provided here are for use with the new sts CLI.

Propagation function instance ID

The ID for an instance of a propagation functioncan be found in the StackState UI. For details on how to do this, see the instructions for retrieving a check function instance ID.

View health state configuration function instance ID

The ID for an instance of a view health state configuration function can be found using the StackState CLI.
  • Run the two StackState CLI commands below:
    1. 1.
      To return the IDs of all StackState views.
    2. 2.
      To retrieve the JSON for a specific view ID.
  • Use the viewHealthStateConfiguration ID from the retrieved view JSON to enable logging for this instance of the view health state configuration function. In the example below, this would be 39710412772194.
CLI: stac (deprecated)
CLI: sts
# get IDs of all views
stac graph list QueryView
id type name description owned by manual last updated
--------------- --------- ------------------------- ------------- ---------------------------- -------- ------------------------
9161801377514 QueryView Demo - Customer A - urn:stackpack:demo-stackpack False Fri Nov 13 16:24:38 2020
199988472830315 QueryView Demo - Customer B - urn:stackpack:demo-stackpack False Fri Nov 13 16:24:38 2020
278537340600843 QueryView Demo - Business Dashboard - urn:stackpack:demo-stackpack False Fri Nov 13 16:24:38 2020
# get the ID of the specified view's "viewHealthStateConfiguration"
# stac graph show-node <VIEW_ID>
sts graph show-node 9161801377514
{
"id":9161801377514,
"lastUpdateTimestamp":1605284678082,
"name":"Demo - Customer A",
"groupedByDomains":true,
"groupedByLayers":true,
"groupedByRelations":true,
"showIndirectRelations":true,
"showCause":"NONE",
"state":{
"id":212230744931364,
"lastUpdateTimestamp":1605284689666,
"state":"CLEAR",
"_type":"ViewHealthState"
},
"viewHealthStateConfiguration":{
"id":39710412772194,
"lastUpdateTimestamp":1605284678082,
"function":28286436254116,
"enabled":true,
...
⚠️ From StackState v5.0, the old sts CLI is called stac. The old CLI is now deprecated.
The new sts CLI replaces the stac CLI. It's advised to install the new sts CLI and upgrade any installed instance of the old sts CLI to stac. For details see:
# get IDs of all views
sts settings list --type QueryView
TYPE | ID | IDENTIFIER | NAME | OWNED BY | LAST UPDATED
QueryView | 165313710240823 | | Demo - Customer A | | Tue Jun 21 13:44:12 2022 CEST
QueryView | 26281716816873 | | Demo - Customer B | | Tue Jun 21 13:44:12 2022 CEST
QueryView | 184368967764989 | | Demo - Customer D | | Tue Jun 21 13:44:12 2022 CEST
# get the ID of the specified view's "viewHealthStateConfiguration"
sts settings describe --ids <VIEW_ID>
From StackState v5.0, the old sts CLI has been renamed to stac and there is a new sts CLI. The command(s) provided here are for use with the new sts CLI.

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