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Repeat States JSON

StackState Self-hosted v5.0.x
This page describes StackState version 5.0.

Overview

This page describes the exact JSON messages that can be sent for the health synchronization Repeat States consistency model.

JSON property: "health"

Health can be sent to the StackState Receiver API using the "health" property of the common JSON object.
Example health `repeat_states` JSON
"apiKey":"<STACKSTATE_RECEIVER_API_KEY>",
"collection_timestamp":1585818978,
"internalHostname":"lnx-343242.srv.stackstate.com",
"events":{},
"metrics":[],
"service_checks":[],
"health":[
{
"consistency_model": "REPEAT_STATES",
"expiry": {
"repeat_interval_s": 50,
"expiry_interval_s": 100
},
"stream": {
"urn": "urn:health:sourceId:streamId"
//"sub_stream_id": "subStreamId" Optional
},
"check_states": [
{
"checkStateId": "checkStateId1",
"message": "Server Running out of disk space",
"health": "Deviating",
"topologyElementIdentifier": "server-1",
"name": "Disk Usage"
},
{
"checkStateId": "checkStateId2",
"message": "Provisioning failed. [Learn more](https://www.any-link.com)",
"health": "critical",
"topologyElementIdentifier": "server-2",
"name": "Health monitor"
}
]
}
],
"topologies":[]
Every health Repeat States data payload has the following details:
  • expiry - Optional. An expiry update needs to be processed before processing check_states. This enables StackState to track how long the external checks should be present in the system if they are not sent again. It carries the following fields as expiry metadata:
    • repeat_interval_s - Time in seconds. The frequency with which the external source will send health data to StackState. Max allowed value is 1800 (30 minutes).
    • expiry_interval_s - Time in seconds. The time to wait after the last update before an external check is deleted by StackState if the external check is not observed again.
  • stream - Object providing identification regarding which snapshots and check_states belong together. It contains the following fields:
    • urn - Data source and stream ID encoded as a StackState URN that matches the following convention: urn:health:<sourceId>:<streamId> where <sourceId> is the name if the external data source and <streamId> is a unique identifier for the health data stream.
    • sub_stream_id - Optional. Identifier for a sub set of the stream health data. When the stream data is distributed and reported by several agents, this allows snapshot lifecycles per sub_stream_id
  • check_states - A list of check states. Each check state can have the following fields:
    • checkStateId - Identifier for the check state in the external system
    • message - Optional. Message to display in StackState UI. Data will be interpreted as markdown allowing to have links to the external system check that generated the external check state.
    • health - One of the following StackState Health state values: Clear, Deviating, Critical.
    • topologyElementIdentifier - Used to bind the check state to a StackState topology element.
    • name - Name of the external check state.

Send health to StackState

Health can be sent in one JSON message via HTTP POST or using the stac CLI command stac health send. In the example below, a snapshot containing two check states is sent to StackState from a single external monitoring system.
curl
CLI: stac
CLI: sts (new)
curl -X POST \
'http://<STACKSTATE_BASE_URL>/stsAgent/intake?api_key=<STACKSTATE_RECEIVER_API_KEY>' \
-H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
-d '{
"collection_timestamp": 1548857167,
"events": {},
"internalHostname": "localdocker.test",
"metrics": [],
"service_checks": [],
"topologies": [],
"health": [
{
"consistency_model": "REPEAT_STATES",
"expiry": {
"repeat_interval_s": 300,
"expiry_interval_s": 600
},
"stream": {
"urn": "urn:health:sourceId:streamId"
},
"check_states": [
{
"checkStateId": "checkStateId1",
"message": "Server Running out of disk space",
"health": "Deviating",
"topologyElementIdentifier": "server-1",
"name": "Disk Usage"
},
{
"checkStateId": "checkStateId2",
"message": "Provisioning failed. [Learn more](https://www.any-link.com)",
"health": "critical",
"topologyElementIdentifier": "server-2",
"name": "Health monitor"
}
]
}
]
}'
stac health send expiry urn:health:sourceId:streamId \
--repeat-interval-seconds 300 \
--expiry-interval-seconds 600
​
stac health send check-state urn:health:sourceId:streamId \
checkStateId1 "Disk Usage" "server-1" deviating \
--message "Deviating Server Running out of disk space" \
--consistency-model="REPEAT_STATES"
​
stac health send check-state urn:health:sourceId:streamId \
checkStateId2 "Health monitor" "server-2" critical \
--message "Provisioning failed. [Learn more](https://www.any-link.com)" \
--consistency-model="REPEAT_STATES"
⚠️ PLEASE NOTE - from StackState v5.0, the old sts CLI is called stac.
In a future release of StackState, the new sts CLI will fully replace the stac CLI. It is advised to install the new sts CLI and upgrade any installed instance of the old sts CLI to stac. For details see:
Command not currently available in the new sts CLI. Use the stac CLI.