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README.md

sensu-go

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[Under Construction] Chef Cookbook for The Sensu Go project

Community

Sensu is discussed in many places but typically the best place to get adhoc general help is through or community slack in #chef channel.

Scope

This Chef Cookbook is for installing & configuring Sensu 2.x See the sensu cookbook if you wish to manage Sensu 1.x via Chef.

Requirements

  • Chef 12.5 or higher.
  • Network accessible package repositories.

Platform Support

The following platforms have been tested with Test Kitchen. It will most likely work on other platforms as well.

Platform Supported Version
0.0.1
centos-6 X
centos-7 X
fedora X
ubuntu-14.04 X
ubuntu-16.04 X

Cookbook Dependencies

Usage

This is a library style cookbook that provides a set of resources to install and configure the Sensu 2.x environment in a composable way. It is intended to be used in your own wrapper cookbook suited to your specific needs. You can see a very simple example usage in the default recipe of the sensu_test cookbook that is included in this repo. This recipe is used as part of integration testing.

  • add depends 'sensu-go' to the metadata.rb for your cookbook.
  • use the provided resources in your cookbook
sensu_backend 'default'

sensu_agent 'default'

sensu_ctl 'default' do
  action [:install, :configure]
end

sensu_check 'cron' do
  command '/bin/true'
  cron '@hourly'
  subscriptions %w(dad_jokes production)
  handlers %w(pagerduty email)
  annotations(runbook: 'https://www.xkcd.com/378/')
  publish false
  ttl 100
  high_flap_threshold 60
  low_flap_threshold 20
  subdue(days: { all: [{ begin: '12:00 AM', end: '11:59 PM' },
                       { begin: '11:00 PM', end: '1:00 AM' }] })
  action :create
end

# data bag contains url, checksum for asssets
assets = data_bag_item('sensu', 'assets')
assets.each do |name, property|
  next if name == 'id'
  sensu_asset name do
    url property['url']
    sha512 property['checksum']
  end
end

sensu_handler 'slack' do
  type 'pipe'
  command 'handler-slack --webhook-url https://hooks.slack.com/services/T00000000/B00000000/XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX --channel monitoring'
end

sensu_filter 'production_filter' do
  filter_action 'allow'
  expressions [
    "event.Entity.Environment == 'production'",
  ]
end

sensu_mutator 'example-mutator' do
  command 'example_mutator.rb'
  timeout 60
end

Testing

For more details look at the TESTING.md.

Resource Overview

These resources primarily work by writing the Sensu 2.x object definitions to a local path and then using the sensuctl command line to reconfigure the definitions known to the sensu backend.

  • sensu_backend install and configure the sensu backend
  • sensu_agent install and configure the sensu agent
  • sensu_ctl install and configure the sensuctl
  • sensu_check configure sensu checks
  • sensu_handler configure check handlers
  • sensu_filter configure sensu filters
  • sensu_mutator configure sensu mutators
  • sensu_asset configure sensu assets for use with checks

Resource Details

Common properties

Sensu resources that support metadata attributes share these common properties:

  • namespace the Sensu RBAC namespace that this check belongs to, default: default
  • labels custom extended attributes to add to the check
  • annotations custom extended attributes to add to the check

name metadata will be set automatically from the resource name

sensu_backend

The sensu backend resource can configure the core sensu backend service.

Properties

  • version which version to install, default: latest
  • repo which repo to pull package from, default: sensu/stable
  • config_home where to store the generated object definitions, default: /etc/sensu
  • config a hash of configuration, default: { 'state-dir': '/var/lib/sensu'}

Examples

sensu_backend 'default'

Optionally pass configuration values for the backend:

(insecure example, don't really do this)

sensu_backend 'default' do
  repo 'sensu/stable'
  config({'state-dir' => '/var/lib/sensu',
          'trusted-ca-file' => "/some/local/path.pem",
          'insecure-skip-tls-verify' => true})
end

sensu_agent

The sensu agent resource will install and configure the agent.

Properties

  • version which version to install, default: latest
  • repo which repo to pull package from, default: sensu/stable
  • config_home where to store the generated object definitions, default: /etc/sensu
  • config a hash of configuration

Examples

sensu_agent 'default'

sensu_ctl

Installs and configures the sensuctl cli

Properties

  • version which version to install, default: latest
  • repo which repo to pull package from, default: sensu/nightly
  • username username for connecting to the sensu backend
  • password password for connecting to the sensu backend
  • backend_url url for the sensu backend, default: http://127.0.0.1:8080

Examples

sensu_ctl 'default'
sensu_ctl 'default' do
  backend_url 'https://sensu.startup.horse'
end

sensu_check

The sensu_check resource is used to define check objects.

Properties

  • config_home default: /etc/sensu
  • check_hooks an array of hook name to run in response to the check
  • command required the check command to execute, default: /bin/true
  • cron a schedule for the check, in cron format or a predefined schedule
  • handlers required an array of handlers to run in response to the check, default: []
  • high_flap_threshold The flap detection high threshold, in percent
  • interval The frequency in seconds the check is executed.
  • low_flap_threshold The flap detection low threshold, in percent
  • proxy_entity_name Used to create a proxy entity for an external resource
  • proxy_requests A Sensu Proxy Request, representing Sensu entity attributes to match entities in the registry.
  • publish If check requests are published for the check
  • round_robin If the check should be executed in a round robin fashion
  • runtime_assets An array of Sensu assets required at runtime for the execution of the command
  • stdin If the Sensu agent writes JSON serialized entity and check data to the command process' STDIN
  • subdue A Sensu subdue, which is a hash of days of the week
  • subscriptions required an array of Sensu entity subscriptions that check requests will be sent to, default []
  • timeout The check execution duration timeout in seconds
  • ttl The value in seconds until check results are considered stale
  • output_metric_format (optional) the metric format that the output of this check conforms to
  • output_metric_handlers (optional) an array of handlers for output metrics from this check

Examples

sensu_check 'cron' do
  command '/bin/true'
  cron '@hourly'
  subscriptions %w(dad_jokes)
  handlers %w(pagerduty email)
  annotations(runbook: 'https://www.xkcd.com/378/')
  publish false
  ttl 100
  high_flap_threshold 60
  low_flap_threshold 20
  subdue(days: { all: [{ begin: '12:00 AM', end: '11:59 PM' },
                       { begin: '11:00 PM', end: '1:00 AM' }] })
  action :create
end

sensu_handler

Properties

  • command the command to run only allowd if type is pipe
  • env_vars an array of environment variables to use with command execution only allowed if type is pipe
  • filters an array of Sensu event filter names to use
  • handlers an array of Sensu event handler names to use for events
  • mutator mutator to use to mutate event data for the handler
  • socket the socket definition scope, used to configure the TCP/UDP handler socket
  • timeout the handler execution duration timeout in seconds, only used with pipe and tcp types
  • type required handler type, one of pipe, tcp, udp or set

Examples

sensu_handler 'tcp_handler' do
  type 'tcp'
  socket({host: '10.0.1.99',
          port: 4444
         })
  timeout 30
end

sensu_filter

Used to define filters for sensu checks

Properties

  • filter_action required action to take with the event if the filter statements match. One of: allow, deny
  • expressions required filter expressions to be compared with event data.
  • when the when definition scope, used to determine when a filter is applied with time windows

Examples

sensu_filter 'production_filter' do
  filter_action 'allow'
  expressions [
    "event.Entity.Environment == 'production'",
  ]
end
sensu_filter 'state_change_only' do
  filter_action 'allow'
  expressions [
    "event.Check.Occurrences == 1"
  ]
end

sensu_mutator

A handler can specify a mutator to transform event data. This resource can define named resources to be used by handlers.

Properties

  • command required the command to run
  • env_vars an array of environment variables to use with command execution
  • timeout the execution duration timeout in seconds

Examples

The following defines a filter that uses a Sensu plugin called example_mutator.rb to modify event data prior to handling the event.

sensu_mutator 'example-mutator' do
  command 'example_mutator.rb'
  timeout 60
end

sensu_asset

At runtime the agent can sequentially fetch assets and store them in its local cache but these must first be defined by name for the sensu backend.

Properties

  • filters a set of filter criteria used by the agent to determine of the asset should be installed.
  • sha512 required the checksum of the asset.
  • url required the URL location of the asset.

Examples

sensu_asset 'asset_example' do
  url 'http://example.com/asset/example.tar'
  sha512 '4f926bf4328fbad2b9cac873d117f771914f4b837c9c85584c38ccf55a3ef3c2e8d154812246e5dda4a87450576b2c58ad9ab40c9e2edc31b288d066b195b21b'
  filters [
    "System.OS==linux"
  ]
end

sensu_namespace

A Namespace partitions resources within Sensu, this replaces organizations/environments. The resource name is the namespace name.

Examples

sensu_namespace 'example_namespace' do
  action :create
end

sensu_entity

An entity is a representation of anything that needs to be monitored. It can be either an agent or a proxy.

Properties

  • subscriptions An array of subscriptions. If no subscriptions are provided, it defaults to an entity-specific subscription list: [entity:{ID}].
  • entity_class required the entity type, must be either agent or proxy.

Examples

sensu_entity 'example-entity' do
  subscriptions ['example-entity']
  entity_class 'proxy'
end

License & Authors

If you would like to see the detailed LICENSE click here.

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