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gitlab-workhorse 🔗

Monitor Type: gitlab-workhorse (Source)

Accepts Endpoints: Yes

Multiple Instances Allowed: Yes

Overview 🔗

This is a monitor for GitLab Workhorse, the GitLab service that handles slow HTTP requests. Workhorse includes a built-in Prometheus exporter that this monitor will hit to gather metrics. By default, the exporter runs on port 9229.

To monitor Workhorse using its Prometheus exporter, use a monitor configuration similar to:

  - type: gitlab-workhorse
    discoveryRule: port == 9229  # && <other expressions to avoid false-positives on port alone>

See the Gitlab monitor for more information.

Configuration 🔗

To activate this monitor in the Smart Agent, add the following to your agent config:

monitors:  # All monitor config goes under this key
 - type: gitlab-workhorse
   ...  # Additional config

For a list of monitor options that are common to all monitors, see Common Configuration.

Config option Required Type Description
httpTimeout no int64 HTTP timeout duration for both read and writes. This should be a duration string that is accepted by (default: 10s)
username no string Basic Auth username to use on each request, if any.
password no string Basic Auth password to use on each request, if any.
useHTTPS no bool If true, the agent will connect to the server using HTTPS instead of plain HTTP. (default: false)
httpHeaders no map of strings A map of HTTP header names to values. Comma separated multiple values for the same message-header is supported.
skipVerify no bool If useHTTPS is true and this option is also true, the exporter's TLS cert will not be verified. (default: false)
caCertPath no string Path to the CA cert that has signed the TLS cert, unnecessary if skipVerify is set to false.
clientCertPath no string Path to the client TLS cert to use for TLS required connections
clientKeyPath no string Path to the client TLS key to use for TLS required connections
host yes string Host of the exporter
port yes integer Port of the exporter
useServiceAccount no bool Use pod service account to authenticate. (default: false)
metricPath no string Path to the metrics endpoint on the exporter server, usually /metrics (the default). (default: /metrics)
sendAllMetrics no bool Send all the metrics that come out of the Prometheus exporter without any filtering. This option has no effect when using the prometheus exporter monitor directly since there is no built-in filtering, only when embedding it in other monitors. (default: false)

Metrics 🔗

These are the metrics available for this monitor. Metrics that are categorized as container/host (default) are in bold and italics in the list below.

  • gitlab_workhorse_builds_register_handler_open (gauge)
    Describes how many requests is currently open in given state
  • gitlab_workhorse_builds_register_handler_requests (cumulative)
    Describes how many requests in different states hit a register handler
  • gitlab_workhorse_git_http_sessions_active (gauge)
    Number of Git HTTP request-response cycles currently being handled by gitlab-workhorse
  • gitlab_workhorse_http_in_flight_requests (gauge)
    A gauge of requests currently being served by workhorse
  • gitlab_workhorse_http_request_duration_seconds (cumulative)
    A histogram of latencies for requests to workhorse
  • gitlab_workhorse_http_request_duration_seconds_bucket (cumulative)
    A histogram of latencies for requests to workhorse
  • gitlab_workhorse_http_request_duration_seconds_count (cumulative)
    A histogram of latencies for requests to workhorse
  • gitlab_workhorse_http_request_size_bytes (cumulative)
    A histogram of sizes of requests to workhorse
  • gitlab_workhorse_http_request_size_bytes_bucket (cumulative)
    A histogram of sizes of requests to workhorse
  • gitlab_workhorse_http_request_size_bytes_count (cumulative)
    A histogram of sizes of requests to workhorse
  • gitlab_workhorse_http_requests_total (cumulative)
    A counter for requests to workhorse
  • gitlab_workhorse_http_time_to_write_header_seconds (cumulative)
    A histogram of request durations until the response headers are written
  • gitlab_workhorse_http_time_to_write_header_seconds_bucket (cumulative)
    A histogram of request durations until the response headers are written
  • gitlab_workhorse_http_time_to_write_header_seconds_count (cumulative)
    A histogram of request durations until the response headers are written
  • gitlab_workhorse_internal_api_failure_response_bytes (cumulative)
    How many bytes have been returned by upstream GitLab in API failure/rejection response bodies
  • gitlab_workhorse_keywatcher_keywatchers (gauge)
    The number of keys that is being watched by gitlab-workhorse
  • gitlab_workhorse_keywather_total_messages (cumulative)
    How many messages gitlab-workhorse has received in total on pubsub
  • gitlab_workhorse_object_storage_upload_bytes (cumulative)
    How many bytes were sent to object storage
  • gitlab_workhorse_object_storage_upload_open (gauge)
    Describes many object storage requests are open now
  • gitlab_workhorse_object_storage_upload_requests (cumulative)
    How many object storage requests have been processed
  • gitlab_workhorse_redis_errors (cumulative)
    Counts different types of Redis errors encountered by workhorse, by type and destination (redis, sentinel)
  • gitlab_workhorse_redis_total_connections (cumulative)
    How many connections gitlab-workhorse has opened in total. Can be used to track Redis connection rate for this process
  • gitlab_workhorse_send_url_bytes (cumulative)
    How many bytes were passed with send URL
  • gitlab_workhorse_send_url_open_requests (gauge)
    Describes how many send URL requests are open now
  • gitlab_workhorse_send_url_requests (cumulative)
    How many send URL requests have been processed
  • gitlab_workhorse_static_error_responses (cumulative)
    How many HTTP responses have been changed to a static error page, by HTTP status code.

Non-default metrics (version 4.7.0+) 🔗

To emit metrics that are not default, you can add those metrics in the generic monitor-level extraMetrics config option. Metrics that are derived from specific configuration options that do not appear in the above list of metrics do not need to be added to extraMetrics.

To see a list of metrics that will be emitted you can run agent-status monitors after configuring this monitor in a running agent instance.