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README.md

sensu

Python Sensu Plugin

This is a framework for writing your own Sensu plugins in Python. It's not required to write a plugin (most Nagios plugins will work without modification); it just makes it easier.

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Checks

To implement your own check, subclass SensuPluginCheck, like this:

from sensu_plugin import SensuPluginCheck

class MyCheck(SensuPluginCheck):
  def setup(self):
    # Setup is called with self.parser set and is responsible for setting up
    # self.options before the run method is called

    self.parser.add_argument(
      '-w',
      '--warning',
      required=True,
      type=int,
      help='Integer warning level to output'
    )
    self.parser.add_argument(
      '-m',
      '--message',
      default=None,
      help='Message to print'
    )


  def run(self):
    # this method is called to perform the actual check

    self.check_name('my_awesome_check') # defaults to class name

    if self.options.warning == 0:
      self.ok(self.options.message)
    elif self.options.warning == 1:
      self.warning(self.options.message)
    elif self.options.warning == 2:
      self.critical(self.options.message)
    else:
      self.unknown(self.options.message)

if __name__ == "__main__":
  f = MyCheck()

Remote (JIT) Checks

To submit checks on behalf of another system, import push_event:

from sensu_plugin.pushevent import push_event

Then use with:

push_event(source="a_remote_host", check_name="MyCheckName", exit_code=2, message="My check has failed")

This will submit a check result (a failure) appearing to come from the remote host 'a_remote_host', for check 'MyCheckName'.

The default assumption is that there is a local sensu client running on port 3030, but you can override this by passing in sensu_client_host and sensu_client_port parameters.

The check submits the check in json format. Arbitrary extra fields can be added, e.g.

push_event(source="a_remote_host", check_name="MyCheckName", exit_code=2, message="My check has failed", team="MyTeam")

Metrics

For a metric you can subclass one of the following;

  • SensuPluginMetricGraphite
  • SensuPluginMetricInfluxdb
  • SensuPluginMetricJSON
  • SensuPluginMetricStatsd

Graphite

from sensu_plugin import SensuPluginMetricGraphite

class MyGraphiteMetric (SensuPluginMetricGraphite):
    def run(self):
        self.ok('sensu', 1)

if __name__ == "__main__":
    metric = MyGraphiteMetric()

Influxdb

from sensu_plugin import SensuPluginMetricInfluxdb

class MyInfluxdbMetric (SensuPluginMetricInfluxdb):
    def run(self):
        self.ok('sensu', 'baz=42', 'env=prod,location=us-midwest')

if __name__ == "__main__":
    metric = MyInfluxdbMetric()

JSON

from sensu_plugin import SensuPluginMetricJSON

class MyJSONMetric(OLDSensuPluginMetricJSON):
    def run(self):
        self.ok({'foo': 1, 'bar': 'anything'})

if __name__ == "__main__":
    metric = MyJSONMetric()

StatsD

from sensu_plugin import SensuPluginMetricStatsd

class MyStatsdMetric(SensuPluginMetricStatsd):
    def run(self):
        self.ok('sensu.baz', 42, 'g')

if __name__ == "__main__":
    metric = MyStatsdMetric()

License

  • Based heavily on sensu-plugin Copyright 2011 Decklin Foster
  • Python port Copyright 2014 S. Zachariah Sprackett

Released under the same terms as Sensu (the MIT license); see LICENSE for details

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