Agent V1 (Legacy)
StackState Self-hosted v4.6.x
This page describes StackState version 4.6.

Overview

StackState Agent V1 allows you to run checks that connect to Splunk to retrieve metrics and events data. All other Agent checks run on StackState Agent V2.
StackState Agent V1 is open source: View the source code on GitHub.

Installation

Install StackState Agent V1 by using the following sequence of steps:
Debian, Ubuntu
Amazon linux, CentOS, Fedora, Red Hat
  1. 1.
    Download the StackState Agent V1 Debian package or run this command on the machine where you wish to install the Agent:
    wget https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/agent.stackstate.com/stackstate-agent-deb-repo/pool/s/stackstate-agent/stackstate-agent_1.3.0-1_amd64.deb'
  2. 2.
    Use dpkg to install the downloaded package:
    dpkg -i stackstate-agent_1.3.0-1_amd64.deb
  3. 3.
    Set the following keys in the stackstate.conf.example file:
    api_key: {{config.apiKey}}
    dd_url: {{config.baseUrl}}/stsAgent/
  4. 4.
    After this the example configuration can be used as configuration.
    cp /etc/sts-agent/stackstate.conf.example /etc/sts-agent/stackstate.conf
  1. 1.
    Download the StackState Agent V1 RPM package or run this command on the machine where you wish to install the Agent:
    wget 'https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/agent.stackstate.com/stackstate-agent-yum-repo/stackstate-agent_1.3.0-1.x86_64.rpm'
  2. 2.
    Use rpm to install the downloaded package:
    rpm -i stackstate-agent_1.3.0-1.x86_64.rpm
  3. 3.
    Set the following keys in the stackstate.conf.example file:
    api_key: {{config.apiKey}}
    dd_url: {{config.baseUrl}}/stsAgent
  4. 4.
    After this the example configuration can be used as configuration.
    cp /etc/sts-agent/stackstate.conf.example /etc/sts-agent/stackstate.conf
If you need further assistance, our support team will be glad to help.

Start / stop / restart the Agent

  • Commands require elevated privileges.
  • Restarting the StackState Agent will reload the configuration files.
To manually start, stop or restart the StackState Agent:
Linux
Windows
sudo /etc/init.d/stackstate-agent start
sudo /etc/init.d/stackstate-agent stop
sudo /etc/init.d/stackstate-agent restart
CMD
"C:\Program Files\StackState\StackState Agent\embedded\agent.exe" start-service
"C:\Program Files\StackState\StackState Agent\embedded\agent.exe" stopservice
"C:\Program Files\StackState\StackState Agent\embedded\agent.exe" restart-service
PowerShell
& "C:\Program Files\StackState\StackState Agent\embedded\agent.exe" start-service
& "C:\Program Files\StackState\StackState Agent\embedded\agent.exe" stopservice
& "C:\Program Files\StackState\StackState Agent\embedded\agent.exe" restart-service

Status and information

Linux
Windows
To check if StackState Agent V1 is running:
sudo /etc/init.d/stackstate-agent status
To receive information about the StackState Agent V1 state:
sudo /etc/init.d/stackstate-agent info
Tracebacks for errors can be retrieved by setting the -v flag:
sudo /etc/init.d/stackstate-agent info -v
To check if the StackState Agent is running and receive information about the Agent's state:
"./agent.exe status"

Troubleshooting

Try running the info command to see the state of StackState Agent V1.
Logs for the subsystems are in the following files:
  • /var/log/stackstate/supervisord.log
  • /var/log/stackstate/collector.log
  • /var/log/stackstate/stsstatsd.log
  • /var/log/stackstate/forwarder.log
If you are still having trouble, contact our support team on the StackState support site.
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