Querying Sensu API for a specific client + check (built-in silencing)

However when using the new built-in silencing, i seem to be only able to query for a specific client (e.g. curl -u admin http://sensu-api:4567/silenced/subscriptions/client:client-name) or a specific check (e.g. curl -u admin http://sensu-api:4567/silenced/checks/check-name) but it does not “seem” to support a combination like we did with stashes.

Is there a way to run the above query using a single curl/URL, or would I need to run one API query and then use the results of that as input to the 2nd query?

When using Sensu stashes, we could query silence stashes for a specific client with a specific check (e.g. curl -u admin http://sensu-api:4567/stashes/silence/client-name/check-name).

Hi Alex,

Under the new silencing paradigm the intersection of subscription and check name is referred to as the identity (ID) of the silencing entry, e.g. “client:i-424242:check_ntp” would be the ID for an entry which silences “check_ntp” on client “i-424242”.

I think you’re correct in asserting that there’s currently no way to directly retrieve a single silencing entry matching a specific ID. It is possible to retrieve a list of all silencing entries and locate a specific client + check combination by ID but this is not optimal in situations where the list of entries is long enough to require pagination.

I believe that querying specific silencing entries by their ID is something it may be reasonable to add in a future release; I’ve opened https://github.com/sensu/sensu/issues/1465 to propose that.

Cameron

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On Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 8:20:58 AM UTC-6, Alex Rodrigues wrote:

When using Sensu stashes, we could query silence stashes for a specific client with a specific check (e.g. curl -u admin http://sensu-api:4567/stashes/silence/client-name/check-name).

However when using the new built-in silencing, i seem to be only able to query for a specific client (e.g. curl -u admin http://sensu-api:4567/silenced/subscriptions/client:client-name) or a specific check (e.g. curl -u admin http://sensu-api:4567/silenced/checks/check-name) but it does not “seem” to support a combination like we did with stashes.

Is there a way to run the above query using a single curl/URL, or would I need to run one API query and then use the results of that as input to the 2nd query?

Thank you Cameron for submitting the proposal!

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On Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 10:26:23 AM UTC-4, Cameron Johnston wrote:

Hi Alex,

Under the new silencing paradigm the intersection of subscription and check name is referred to as the identity (ID) of the silencing entry, e.g. “client:i-424242:check_ntp” would be the ID for an entry which silences “check_ntp” on client “i-424242”.

I think you’re correct in asserting that there’s currently no way to directly retrieve a single silencing entry matching a specific ID. It is possible to retrieve a list of all silencing entries and locate a specific client + check combination by ID but this is not optimal in situations where the list of entries is long enough to require pagination.

I believe that querying specific silencing entries by their ID is something it may be reasonable to add in a future release; I’ve opened https://github.com/sensu/sensu/issues/1465 to propose that.

Cameron

On Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 8:20:58 AM UTC-6, Alex Rodrigues wrote:

When using Sensu stashes, we could query silence stashes for a specific client with a specific check (e.g. curl -u admin http://sensu-api:4567/stashes/silence/client-name/check-name).

However when using the new built-in silencing, i seem to be only able to query for a specific client (e.g. curl -u admin http://sensu-api:4567/silenced/subscriptions/client:client-name) or a specific check (e.g. curl -u admin http://sensu-api:4567/silenced/checks/check-name) but it does not “seem” to support a combination like we did with stashes.

Is there a way to run the above query using a single curl/URL, or would I need to run one API query and then use the results of that as input to the 2nd query?