Puppet Platform reference manual

By default, Puppet Server enables two optional web APIs for Java Management Extension (JMX) metrics, namely managed beans (MBeans). For the newer Jolokia-based metrics API, see the /metrics/v2 documentation.

The metrics v1 API was introduced in Puppet Enterprise 2016.4 and is now open sourced. It is still enabled but is deprecated.

Note: The metrics described here are returned only when passing the level=debug URL parameter, and the structure of the returned data might change, or the endpoint might be removed, in future versions.

GET /metrics/v1/mbeans

The GET /metrics/v1/mbeans endpoint lists available MBeans.

Response keys

  • The key is the name of a valid MBean.
  • The value is a URI to use when requesting that MBean’s attributes.

POST /metrics/v1/mbeans

The POST /metrics/v1/mbeans endpoint retrieves requested MBean metrics.

Query parameters

The query doesn’t require any parameters, but the request body must contain a JSON object whose values are metric names, or a JSON array of metric names, or a JSON string containing a single metric’s name.

For a list of metric names, make a GET request to /metrics/v1/mbeans.

Response keys

The response format, though always JSON, depends on the request format:

  • Requests with a JSON object return a JSON object where the values of the original object are transformed into the Mbeans’ attributes for the metric names.
  • Requests with a JSON array return a JSON array where the items of the original array are transformed into the Mbeans’ attributes for the metric names.
  • Requests with a JSON string return a JSON object of the Mbean’s attributes for the given metric name.

GET /metrics/v1/mbeans/

The GET /metrics/v1/mbeans/<name> endpoint reports on a single metric.

Query parameters

The query doesn’t require any parameters, but the endpoint itself must correspond to one of the metrics returned by a GET request to /metrics/v1/mbeans.

Response keys

The endpoint’s responses contain a JSON object mapping strings to values. The keys and values returned in the response vary based on the specified metric.

Example

Use curl from localhost to request data on MBean memory usage:

curl 'http://localhost:8080/metrics/v1/mbeans/java.lang:type=Memory'

The response should contain a JSON object representing the data:

{
  "ObjectPendingFinalizationCount" : 0,
  "HeapMemoryUsage" : {
    "committed" : 807403520,
    "init" : 268435456,
    "max" : 3817865216,
    "used" : 129257096
  },
  "NonHeapMemoryUsage" : {
    "committed" : 85590016,
    "init" : 24576000,
    "max" : 184549376,
    "used" : 85364904
  },
  "Verbose" : false,
  "ObjectName" : "java.lang:type=Memory"
}
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