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New relic and statuspage.io integration

Monitoring tools exposes a lot of data and we use Nagios, cacti, graphite,newrelic, mixpanel, flurry, boundary and many more tools.  But one of the ask for Support and marketing teams is how can they internally know if something is wrong. We cant expect them to wade through so many systems and so many applications to make sense of what is operational and what is not.  For e.g. we use a lot of services to serve the cloud filer server solution and this is the first page of status of our services in new relic and it spans 2 pages.

Support team and management relies on Operations team to notify them if an issue is on going. To make this easy I did a Proof of concept integration application responsible for serving main website with Statuspage.io.  The idea is simple

  1. Create public metrics in statuspage.io that are human readable.
  2. Query new relic and various systems for application status.
  3. Map new relic green/red/yellow status and other system status to statuspage.io status.
  4. If there is a status change then update statuspage.io metric status.
  5. Statuspage.io lets user subscribe to status change via SMS or email so support can  signup for that.
  6. Once this is fully baked then we can make this public and let customers do the same.
 

Now this is a proof of concept so I wrote a python script only with new relic integration with one application. I setup a cron job that runs every 2 min to do this integration. But we can enhance this script to derive status from various tools like new relic/nagios/boundary and map it transitively to human readable status. We can then even load this page up in various Tv screens in all offices to improve visibility.

The script I used to do the integration was for proof of concept and I cooked up in 2-3 hours including api research so use with caution.

import os
import sys
import requests
import logging
from logging.handlers import RotatingFileHandler

spiPageId = "PutYourPageIdHere"
cloudComponents = ["Metadata APIs","Web Interface","Webdav","Sharing"]
nrToSpiStatusMap = {"green":"operational", "yellow":"degraded_performance", "red":"major_outage"}

def getNewRelicApplications(apiKey):   
    interestedApps = ["cloud","mobile"]
    status = {}
    url ="https://api.newrelic.com/v2/applications.json"
    headers = {'X-Api-Key': apiKey}
    logging.info(url)
    r = requests.get(url, headers=headers)
    json=r.json()
    for application in json["applications"]:
        if application["name"] in interestedApps :
            status[application["name"]] = application["health_status"]
    return status

def getSpiComponents(spiApiKey):
    url ="https://api.statuspage.io/v1/pages/%s/components.json" % spiPageId
    headers = {'Authorization:': "OAuth %s" % spiApiKey}
    logging.info(url)
    r = requests.get(url, headers=headers)
    json=r.json()
    return json

def updateSpiComponent(spiApiKey, componentId, status):    
    url ="https://api.statuspage.io/v1/pages/%s/components/%s.json" % (spiPageId, componentId)
    headers = {'Authorization:': "OAuth %s" % spiApiKey}
    data = {"component[status]":status}
    logging.info(url)
    r = requests.patch(url, data=data, headers=headers)
    json=r.json()
    return json
   
def deriveSpiComponentToUpdate(spiApiKey, newRelicAppStatus):   
    spiComponents = getSpiComponents(spiApiKey)
    nrCloudStatus = newRelicAppStatus["cloud"]
    spiCloudStatus =  nrToSpiStatusMap[nrCloudStatus]
    componentsToUpdate = {}
    for component in spiComponents:
        if component["name"] in cloudComponents :            
            if component["status"] != spiCloudStatus :
                componentsToUpdate[component["id"]] = spiCloudStatus
    return componentsToUpdate

def updateSpiComponents(spiApiKey, componentsToUpdate):   
    for componentId in componentsToUpdate :
        status = componentsToUpdate[componentId]
        updateSpiComponent(spiApiKey, componentId, status)
            
def init():
    logger = logging.getLogger('')
    logger.setLevel(logging.DEBUG)

    log_format = 'Process-%(process)d %(asctime)s %(levelname)-8s %(message)s'
    handler = RotatingFileHandler("statuspage.log", maxBytes= 20 *1024 * 1024 , backupCount=10)   
    handler.setFormatter(logging.Formatter(log_format))
    logger.addHandler(handler)
   
# Main
if __name__ == "__main__":
    newRelicApiKey = sys.argv[1]
    spiApiKey = sys.argv[2]
    init()
    newRelicAppStatus = getNewRelicApplications(newRelicApiKey)
    componentsToUpdate = deriveSpiComponentToUpdate(spiApiKey, newRelicAppStatus)
    updateSpiComponents(spiApiKey, componentsToUpdate)    


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