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http-checks

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Overview

The http-checks is a collection of Sensu Checks that providing monitoring
and metrics for HTTP based services.

Attribution

Portions of http-check and http-json are based on and/or derived from the HTTP
check found in the NCR DevOps Platform nagiosfoundation collection of
checks.

Checks

This collection contains the following checks:

  • http-check - for checking HTTP status or searching for a string in the
    response body
  • http-perf - for checking HTTP performance by measuring response times,
    provides metrics in nagios_perfdata format
  • http-json - for querying JSON output from an HTTP request

Usage examples

http-check

Help output

HTTP Status/String Check

Usage:
  http-check [flags]
  http-check [command]

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

Flags:
  -u, --url string               URL to test (default "http://localhost:80/")
  -s, --search-string string     String to search for, if not provided do status check only
  -r, --redirect-ok              Allow redirects
  -T, --timeout int              Request timeout in seconds (default 15)
  -H, --header strings           Additional header(s) to send in check request
  -C, --mtls-cert-file string    Certificate file for mutual TLS auth in PEM format
  -K, --mtls-key-file string     Key file for mutual TLS auth in PEM format
  -t, --trusted-ca-file string   TLS CA certificate bundle in PEM format
  -i, --insecure-skip-verify     Skip TLS certificate verification (not recommended!)
  -h, --help                     help for http-check

Use "http-check [command] --help" for more information about a command.

Example(s)

http-check --url https://sensu.io --search-string Monitoring
http-check OK: found "Monitoring" at https://sensu.io

http-check --url https://sensu.io --search-string droids
http-check CRITICAL: "droids" not found at https://sensu.io

http-check --url https://sensu.io
http-check OK: HTTP Status 200 for https://sensu.io

http-check --url https://sensu.io/notfound
http-check WARNING: HTTP Status 301 for https://sensu.io/notfound  (redirects to /oops)

http-check --url https://sensu.io/notfound --redirect-ok
http-check OK: HTTP Status 200 for https://sensu.io/oops (redirect from https://sensu.io/notfound)

http-check --url https://discourse.sensu.io/notfound
http-check CRITICAL: HTTP Status 404 for https://discourse.sensu.io/notfound

http-check --url http://localhost:8000/health --header "Origin: test.server.local" --header "RandomHeader: Header value goes here"
http-check OK: HTTP Status 200 for http://localhost:8000/health

Note(s)

  • When using --redirect-ok it affects both the string search and status checkfunctionality.
    • For a string search, if true, it searches for the string in the eventual destination.
    • For a status check, if false, receiving a redirect will return a warning status. If true, it will return an ok status.
  • Headers should be in the form of "Header-Name: Header value".

http-perf

Help output

HTTP Performance Check

Usage:
  http-perf [flags]
  http-perf [command]

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

Flags:
  -u, --url string               URL to test (default "http://localhost:80/")
  -T, --timeout int              Request timeout in seconds (default 15)
  -w, --warning string           Warning threshold, can be expressed as seconds or milliseconds (1s = 1000ms) (default "1s")
  -c, --critical string          Critical threshold, can be expressed as seconds or milliseconds (1s = 1000ms) (default "2s")
  -m, --output-in-ms             Provide output in milliseconds (default false, display in seconds)
  -H, --header strings           Additional header(s) to send in check request
  -C, --mtls-cert-file string    Certificate file for mutual TLS auth in PEM format
  -K, --mtls-key-file string     Key file for mutual TLS auth in PEM format
  -t, --trusted-ca-file string   TLS CA certificate bundle in PEM format
  -i, --insecure-skip-verify     Skip TLS certificate verification (not recommended!)
  -h, --help                     help for http-perf

Use "http-perf [command] --help" for more information about a command.

Example(s)

http-perf --url https://sensu.io --warning 1s --critical 2s
http-perf OK: 0.243321s | dns_duration=0.016596, tls_handshake_duration=0.172235, connect_duration=0.022199, first_byte_duration=0.243267, total_request_duration=0.243321

# Let's make the warning threshold pretty improbable
http-perf --url https://sensu.io --warning 10ms --critical 1s
http-perf WARNING: 0.304795s | dns_duration=0.033904, tls_handshake_duration=0.198843, connect_duration=0.021858, first_byte_duration=0.304747, total_request_duration=0.304795

# Again, but with output in milliseconds
http-perf --url https://sensu.io --warning 10ms --critical 1s --output-in-ms
http-perf WARNING: 262ms | dns_duration=35, tls_handshake_duration=170, connect_duration=22, first_byte_duration=262, total_request_duration=262

# With cusomter header(s)
http-perf --url https://sensu.io --warning 1s --critical 2s --header "Custom-Header: Custom header value"
http-perf OK: 0.243321s | dns_duration=0.016596, tls_handshake_duration=0.172235, connect_duration=0.022199, first_byte_duration=0.243267, total_request_duration=0.243321

Note(s)

  • http-perf does not follow redirects, the page you are testing will need to
    be referenced explicitly.
  • Headers should be in the form of "Header-Name: Header value".

http-json

Help output

HTTP JSON Check

Usage:
  http-json [flags]
  http-json [command]

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

Flags:
  -u, --url string               URL to test (default "http://localhost:80/")
  -q, --query string             Query written in jq format
  -e, --expression string        Expression for comparing result of query
  -H, --header strings           Additional header(s) to send in check request
  -C, --mtls-cert-file string    Certificate file for mutual TLS auth in PEM format
  -K, --mtls-key-file string     Key file for mutual TLS auth in PEM format
  -i, --insecure-skip-verify     Skip TLS certificate verification (not recommended!)
  -t, --trusted-ca-file string   TLS CA certificate bundle in PEM format
  -T, --timeout int              Request timeout in seconds (default 15)
  -h, --help                     help for http-json

Use "http-json [command] --help" for more information about a command.

Writing queries and expressions

Queries are written in jq format as implemented by the gojq library.
The query is used to obtain a value in the JSON requested from the URL
specified by --url. This value is then evaluated against the expression
provided by --expression.

Example(s)

# Boolean example - checking Sensu cluster health
http-json --url http://backend:8080/health --query ".ClusterHealth.[0].Healthy" --expression "== true"
http-json OK:  The value true found at .ClusterHealth.[0].Healthy matched with expression "== true" and returned true

# String comparison expressions
http-json --url https://icanhazdadjoke.com/j/HeaFdiyIJe --query .id --expression "== \"HeaFdiyIJe\""
http-json OK:  The value HeaFdiyIJe found at .id matched with expression "== \"HeaFdiyIJe\"" and returned true

http-json --url https://icanhazdadjoke.com/j/HeaFdiyIJe --query .id --expression "== \"BadText\""
http-json CRITICAL: The value HeaFdiyIJe found at .id did not match with expression "== \"BadText\"" and returned false

# Numeric comparison expressions
http-json --url https://icanhazdadjoke.com/j/HeaFdiyIJe --query .status --expression "== 200"
http-json OK:  The value 200 found at .status matched with expression "== 200" and returned true

http-json --url https://icanhazdadjoke.com/j/HeaFdiyIJe --query .status --expression "< 300"
http-json OK:  The value 200 found at .status matched with expression "< 300" and returned true

http-json --url https://icanhazdadjoke.com/j/HeaFdiyIJe --query .status --expression "> 300"
http-json CRITICAL: The value 200 found at .status did not match with expression "> 300" and returned false

# With a custom header
http-json --url https://icanhazdadjoke.com/j/HeaFdiyIJe --query .status --expression "< 300" --header "Custom-Header: Custom header value"
http-json OK:  The value 200 found at .status matched with expression "< 300" and returned true

Note(s)

  • Headers should be in the form of "Header-Name: Header value".

Configuration

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 nixwiz/http-checks

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

Check definitions

http-check

---
type: CheckConfig
api_version: core/v2
metadata:
  name: http-check
  namespace: default
spec:
  command: http-check --url http://example.com
  subscriptions:
  - system
  runtime_assets:
  - nixwiz/http-checks

http-perf

---
type: CheckConfig
api_version: core/v2
metadata:
  name: http-perf
  namespace: default
spec:
  command: http-perf --url http://example.com
  subscriptions:
  - system
  runtime_assets:
  - nixwiz/http-checks
  output_metric_format: nagios_perfdata
  output_metric-handlers:
  - influxdb

http-json

---
type: CheckConfig
api_version: core/v2
metadata:
  name: http-json
  namespace: default
spec:
  command: http-json --url https://icanhazdadjoke.com/j/HeaFdiyIJe --path id --expression "== \"HeaFdiyIJe\""
  subscriptions:
  - system
  runtime_assets:
  - nixwiz/http-checks

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 script
from this source.

From the local path of the http-checks repository:

go build -o bin/http-check ./cmd/http-check
go build -o bin/http-perf ./cmd/http-perf
go build -o bin/http-json ./cmd/http-json

Contributing

For more information about contributing to this plugin, see Contributing.

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