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Status Functionality already exists
Workspace Instana
Categories Agent
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 14, 2022

Agent liveness check

While Instana Agent offers a health endpoint, this endpoint is only available on the localhost we are seeking a reliable way of validating that the agent is running by ie polling a heartbeat of liveness check without the need for another monitoring solution...

This is especially in the non-k8s environments.

Idea priority Medium
  • Admin
    Henning Treu
    Dec 19, 2022

    Thanks Henning!

    There is also the build in "Host availability detection" rule when creating a new event. Did you try to leverage this event already? If you did, can you explain why it does not meet your requirements?

    In addition, we are working on a solution to detect crashing agents faster and alert on these crashes. Let me know if your idea also goes into this direction.

    Thanks & best


  • Guest
    Dec 19, 2022

    Hi Henning.

    Thanks for your response. Our intention with this request would go a little further. We'd like to have an understanding of unavailable agents and be able to alert on this through Instana instead of building something ourselves.

    Kind regards


  • Admin
    Henning Treu
    Dec 13, 2022

    To expose the Agent's HTTP endpoints to all host interfaces, please add the line http.listen=* to the config file <instana-agent-dir>/etc/instana/com.instana.agent.main.config.Agent.cfg . This will make the health endpoint available to remote clients.

    Best regards

    Henning Treu - Product Manager Agent