Here is an overview of how you can operate Promitor.
Promitor provides a basic health endpoint that indicates the state of the scraper.
Health endpoints can be useful for monitoring the scraper, running sanity tests after deployments or use it for sending liveness / health probes.
Consuming the health endpoint
You can check the status with a simple
❯ curl -i -X GET "http://<uri>/api/v1/health"
Health is currently indicated via the HTTP response status:
200 OK- The scraper is healthy
503 Service Unavailable- The scraper is unhealthy
In the future, the endpoint will be more advanced by giving detailed status on dependencies as well.
Azure Resource Manager API - Consumption & Throttling
Promitor exposes runtime metrics to provide insights on the API consumption of Azure Resource Manager API:
promitor_ratelimit_arm- Indication how many calls are still available before Azure Resource Manager is going to throttle us. Metric provides following labels:
tenant_id- Id of the tenant that is being interacted with
subscription_id- Id of the subscription that is being interacted with
app_id- Id of the application that is being used to interact with API
You can read more about the Azure Resource Manager limitations on docs.microsoft.com.
Configuration REST APIs
In order to run Promitor certain aspects have to be configured. Once up & running, you typically do not touch or open the configuration anymore and just intereact with Promitor.
For some scenarios it can be useful to know what was configured:
- Metrics are not showing up in the scraping endpoint, was it configured correctly?
- We don’t see telemetry in our sink, was it turned on?
Therefor we provide the following REST APIs:
- Get Metrics Declaration - Provides a list of metrics that are being scraped
- Get Runtime Configuration - Provides an overview of how the runtime is configured
For security reasons, some sections of the configuration might be sanitized in the response to avoid leaking secrets.