github.com/briandowns/health

A Easy to use, extensible health check library


Install
go get github.com/briandowns/health

Documentation

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Go Health Check

A Easy to use, extensible health check library

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Example

package main

import (
    "net/http"
    "database/sql"

    "github.com/dimiro1/health"
    "github.com/dimiro1/health/url"
    "github.com/dimiro1/health/db"
    _ "github.com/go-sql-driver/mysql"
)

func main() {
    database, _ := sql.Open("mysql", "/")
    mysql := db.NewMySQLChecker(database)

    companies := health.NewCompositeChecker()
    companies.AddChecker("Microsoft", url.NewChecker("https://www.microsoft.com/"))
    companies.AddChecker("Oracle", url.NewChecker("https://www.oracle.com/"))
    companies.AddChecker("Google", url.NewChecker("https://www.google.com/"))

    handler := health.NewHandler()
    handler.AddChecker("Go", url.NewChecker("https://golang.org/"))
    handler.AddChecker("Big Companies", companies)
    handler.AddChecker("MySQL", mysql)

    http.Handle("/health/", handler)
    http.ListenAndServe(":8080", nil)
}
$ curl localhost:8080/health/

If everything is ok the server must return the following json.

{
    "Big Companies": {
        "Google": {
            "code": 200,
            "status": "UP"
        },
        "Microsoft": {
            "code": 200,
            "status": "UP"
        },
        "Oracle": {
            "code": 200,
            "status": "UP"
        },
        "status": "UP"
    },
    "Go": {
        "code": 200,
        "status": "UP"
    },
    "MySQL": {
        "status": "UP",
        "version": "10.1.9-MariaDB"
    },
    "status": "UP"
}

Motivation

It is very important to verify the status of your system, not only the system itself, but all its dependencies, If your system is not Up you can easily know what is the cause of the problem only looking the health check.

Also it serves as a kind of basic itegration test between the systems.

Inspiration

I took a lot of ideas from the spring framework.

Instalation

This package is a go getable packake.

$ go get github.com/dimiro1/health

API

The API is stable and I do not have any plans to break compatibility, but I recommend you to vendor this dependency in your project, as it is a good practice.

Testing

You have to install the test dependencies.

$ go get gopkg.in/DATA-DOG/go-sqlmock.v1

or you can go get this package with the -t flag

go get -t github.com/dimiro1/health

Implementing custom checkers

The key interface is health.Checker, you only have to implement a type that satisfies that interface.

type Checker interface {
    Check() Health
}

Here an example of Disk Space usage (unix only).

package main

import (
    "syscall"
    "os"
)

type DiskSpaceChecker struct {
    Dir       string
    Threshold uint64
}

func NewDiskSpaceChecker(dir string, threshold uint64) DiskSpaceChecker {
    return DiskSpaceChecker{Dir: dir, Threshold: threshold}
}

func (d DiskSpaceChecker) Check() health.Health {
    health := health.NewHealth()
    health.Up() // Default is Down

    var stat syscall.Statfs_t

    wd, err := os.Getwd()

    if err != nil {
        health.Down()
        health.Info = map[string]interface{}{
            "error": err.Error(), // Why the check is Down 
        }

        return health
    }

    syscall.Statfs(wd, &stat)

    diskFreeInBytes := stat.Bavail * uint64(stat.Bsize)

    if diskFreeInBytes < d.Threshold {
        health.Down()
    }

    health.Info = map[string]interface{}{
        "free":      diskFreeInBytes,
        "threshold": d.Threshold,
    }

    return health
}

important

The status key in the json have priority over a status key added by a Checker, so if some checker add a status key to the json, it will not be rendered

Implemented health check indicators

Health Description Package
url.Checker Check the connection with some URL https://github.com/dimiro1/health/tree/master/url
db.Checker Check the connection with the database https://github.com/dimiro1/health/tree/master/db

LICENSE

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2016 Claudemiro

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.