»Agent HTTP API

The /agent endpoints are used to interact with the local Nomad agent.

»List Members

This endpoint queries the agent for the known peers in the gossip pool. This endpoint is only applicable to servers. Due to the nature of gossip, this is eventually consistent.

MethodPathProduces
GET/agent/membersapplication/json

The table below shows this endpoint's support for blocking queries and required ACLs.

Blocking QueriesACL Required
NOnode:read

»Sample Request

$ curl \
    https://localhost:4646/v1/agent/members

»Sample Response

{
  "ServerName": "bacon-mac",
  "ServerRegion": "global",
  "ServerDC": "dc1",
  "Members": [
    {
      "Name": "bacon-mac.global",
      "Addr": "127.0.0.1",
      "Port": 4648,
      "Tags": {
        "mvn": "1",
        "build": "0.5.5dev",
        "port": "4647",
        "bootstrap": "1",
        "role": "nomad",
        "region": "global",
        "dc": "dc1",
        "vsn": "1"
      },
      "Status": "alive",
      "ProtocolMin": 1,
      "ProtocolMax": 5,
      "ProtocolCur": 2,
      "DelegateMin": 2,
      "DelegateMax": 4,
      "DelegateCur": 4
    }
  ]
}

»List Servers

This endpoint lists the known server nodes. The servers endpoint is used to query an agent in client mode for its list of known servers. Client nodes register themselves with these server addresses so that they may dequeue work. The servers endpoint can be used to keep this configuration up to date if there are changes in the cluster.

MethodPathProduces
GET/agent/serversapplication/json

The table below shows this endpoint's support for blocking queries and required ACLs.

Blocking QueriesACL Required
NOagent:read

»Sample Request

$ curl \
    https://localhost:4646/v1/agent/servers

»Sample Response

["127.0.0.1:4647"]

»Update Servers

This endpoint updates the list of known servers to the provided list. This replaces all previous server addresses with the new list.

MethodPathProduces
POST/agent/servers(empty body)

The table below shows this endpoint's support for blocking queries and required ACLs.

Blocking QueriesACL Required
NOagent:write

»Parameters

  • address (string: <required>) - Specifies the list of addresses in the format ip:port. This is specified as a query string!

»Sample Request

$ curl \
    --request POST \
    https://localhost:4646/v1/agent/servers?address=1.2.3.4:4647&address=5.6.7.8:4647

»Query Self

This endpoint queries the state of the target agent (self).

MethodPathProduces
GET/agent/selfapplication/json

The table below shows this endpoint's support for blocking queries and required ACLs.

Blocking QueriesACL Required
NOagent:read

»Sample Request

$ curl \
    https://localhost:4646/v1/agent/self

»Sample Response

{
  "config": {
    "Addresses": {
      "HTTP": "127.0.0.1",
      "RPC": "127.0.0.1",
      "Serf": "127.0.0.1"
    },
    "AdvertiseAddrs": {
      "HTTP": "127.0.0.1:4646",
      "RPC": "127.0.0.1:4647",
      "Serf": "127.0.0.1:4648"
    },
    "BindAddr": "127.0.0.1",
    "Client": {
      "AllocDir": "",
      "ChrootEnv": {},
      "ClientMaxPort": 14512,
      "ClientMinPort": 14000,
      "DisableRemoteExec": false,
      "Enabled": true,
      "GCDiskUsageThreshold": 99,
      "GCInodeUsageThreshold": 99,
      "GCInterval": 600000000000,
      "MaxKillTimeout": "30s",
      "Meta": {},
      "NetworkInterface": "lo0",
      "NetworkSpeed": 0,
      "NodeClass": "",
      "Options": {
        "driver.docker.volumes": "true"
      },
      "Reserved": {
        "CPU": 0,
        "DiskMB": 0,
        "MemoryMB": 0,
        "ParsedReservedPorts": null,
        "ReservedPorts": ""
      },
      "Servers": null,
      "StateDir": ""
    },
    "Consul": {
      "Addr": "",
      "Auth": "",
      "AutoAdvertise": true,
      "CAFile": "",
      "CertFile": "",
      "ChecksUseAdvertise": false,
      "ClientAutoJoin": true,
      "ClientServiceName": "nomad-client",
      "EnableSSL": false,
      "KeyFile": "",
      "ServerAutoJoin": true,
      "ServerServiceName": "nomad",
      "Timeout": 5000000000,
      "Token": "",
      "VerifySSL": false
    },
    "DataDir": "",
    "Datacenter": "dc1",
    "DevMode": true,
    "DisableAnonymousSignature": true,
    "DisableUpdateCheck": false,
    "EnableDebug": true,
    "EnableSyslog": false,
    "Files": null,
    "HTTPAPIResponseHeaders": {},
    "LeaveOnInt": false,
    "LeaveOnTerm": false,
    "LogLevel": "DEBUG",
    "NodeName": "",
    "Ports": {
      "HTTP": 4646,
      "RPC": 4647,
      "Serf": 4648
    },
    "Region": "global",
    "Revision": "f551dcb83e3ac144c9dbb90583b6e82d234662e9",
    "Server": {
      "BootstrapExpect": 0,
      "DataDir": "",
      "Enabled": true,
      "EnabledSchedulers": null,
      "HeartbeatGrace": "",
      "NodeGCThreshold": "",
      "NumSchedulers": 0,
      "ProtocolVersion": 0,
      "RejoinAfterLeave": false,
      "RetryInterval": "30s",
      "RetryJoin": [],
      "RetryMaxAttempts": 0,
      "StartJoin": []
    },
    "SyslogFacility": "LOCAL0",
    "TLSConfig": {
      "CAFile": "",
      "CertFile": "",
      "EnableHTTP": false,
      "EnableRPC": false,
      "KeyFile": "",
      "VerifyServerHostname": false
    },
    "Telemetry": {
      "CirconusAPIApp": "",
      "CirconusAPIToken": "",
      "CirconusAPIURL": "",
      "CirconusBrokerID": "",
      "CirconusBrokerSelectTag": "",
      "CirconusCheckDisplayName": "",
      "CirconusCheckForceMetricActivation": "",
      "CirconusCheckID": "",
      "CirconusCheckInstanceID": "",
      "CirconusCheckSearchTag": "",
      "CirconusCheckSubmissionURL": "",
      "CirconusCheckTags": "",
      "CirconusSubmissionInterval": "",
      "CollectionInterval": "1s",
      "DataDogAddr": "",
      "DataDogTags": [],
      "DisableHostname": false,
      "PublishAllocationMetrics": false,
      "PublishNodeMetrics": false,
      "StatsdAddr": "",
      "StatsiteAddr": "",
      "UseNodeName": false
    },
    "Vault": {
      "Addr": "https://vault.service.consul:8200",
      "AllowUnauthenticated": true,
      "ConnectionRetryIntv": 30000000000,
      "Enabled": null,
      "Role": "",
      "TLSCaFile": "",
      "TLSCaPath": "",
      "TLSCertFile": "",
      "TLSKeyFile": "",
      "TLSServerName": "",
      "TLSSkipVerify": null,
      "TaskTokenTTL": "",
      "Token": "root"
    },
    "Version": "0.5.5",
    "VersionPrerelease": "dev"
  },
  "member": {
    "Addr": "127.0.0.1",
    "DelegateCur": 4,
    "DelegateMax": 4,
    "DelegateMin": 2,
    "Name": "bacon-mac.global",
    "Port": 4648,
    "ProtocolCur": 2,
    "ProtocolMax": 5,
    "ProtocolMin": 1,
    "Status": "alive",
    "Tags": {
      "role": "nomad",
      "region": "global",
      "dc": "dc1",
      "vsn": "1",
      "mvn": "1",
      "build": "0.5.5dev",
      "port": "4647",
      "bootstrap": "1"
    }
  },
  "stats": {
    "runtime": {
      "cpu_count": "8",
      "kernel.name": "darwin",
      "arch": "amd64",
      "version": "go1.8",
      "max_procs": "7",
      "goroutines": "79"
    },
    "nomad": {
      "server": "true",
      "leader": "true",
      "leader_addr": "127.0.0.1:4647",
      "bootstrap": "false",
      "known_regions": "1"
    },
    "raft": {
      "num_peers": "0",
      "fsm_pending": "0",
      "last_snapshot_index": "0",
      "last_log_term": "2",
      "commit_index": "144",
      "term": "2",
      "last_log_index": "144",
      "protocol_version_max": "3",
      "snapshot_version_max": "1",
      "latest_configuration_index": "1",
      "latest_configuration": "[{Suffrage:Voter ID:127.0.0.1:4647 Address:127.0.0.1:4647}]",
      "last_contact": "never",
      "applied_index": "144",
      "protocol_version": "1",
      "protocol_version_min": "0",
      "snapshot_version_min": "0",
      "state": "Leader",
      "last_snapshot_term": "0"
    },
    "client": {
      "heartbeat_ttl": "17.79568937s",
      "node_id": "fb2170a8-257d-3c64-b14d-bc06cc94e34c",
      "known_servers": "127.0.0.1:4647",
      "num_allocations": "0",
      "last_heartbeat": "10.107423052s"
    },
    "serf": {
      "event_time": "1",
      "event_queue": "0",
      "encrypted": "false",
      "member_time": "1",
      "query_time": "1",
      "intent_queue": "0",
      "query_queue": "0",
      "members": "1",
      "failed": "0",
      "left": "0",
      "health_score": "0"
    }
  }
}

»Join Agent

This endpoint introduces a new member to the gossip pool. This endpoint is only eligible for servers.

MethodPathProduces
POST/agent/joinapplication/json

The table below shows this endpoint's support for blocking queries and required ACLs.

Blocking QueriesACL Required
NOnone

»Parameters

  • address (string: <required>) - Specifies the address to join in the ip:port format. This is provided as a query parameter and may be specified multiple times to join multiple servers.

»Sample Request

$ curl \
    --request POST \
    https://localhost:4646/v1/agent/join?address=1.2.3.4&address=5.6.7.8

»Sample Response

{
  "error": "",
  "num_joined": 2
}

»Force Leave Agent

This endpoint forces a member of the gossip pool from the "failed" state to the "left" state. This allows the consensus protocol to remove the peer and stop attempting replication. This is only applicable for servers.

MethodPathProduces
POST/agent/force-leaveapplication/json

The table below shows this endpoint's support for blocking queries and required ACLs.

Blocking QueriesACL Required
NOagent:write

»Parameters

  • node (string: <required>) - Specifies the name of the node to force leave.

»Sample Request

$ curl \
    --request POST \
    https://localhost:4646/v1/agent/force-leave?node=client-ab2e23dc

»Health

This endpoint returns whether or not the agent is healthy. When using Consul it is the endpoint Nomad will register for its own health checks.

When the agent is unhealthy 500 will be returned along with JSON response containing an error message.

MethodPathProduces
GET/agent/healthapplication/json

The table below shows this endpoint's support for blocking queries and required ACLs.

Blocking QueriesACL Required
NOnone

»Sample Request

$ curl \
    https://localhost:4646/v1/agent/health

»Sample Response

{
  "client": {
    "message": "ok",
    "ok": true
  },
  "server": {
    "message": "ok",
    "ok": true
  }
}

»Stream Logs

This endpoint streams logs from the local agent until the connection is closed

MethodPathProduces
GET/agent/monitorapplication/json

The table below shows this endpoint's support for blocking queries and required ACLs.

Blocking QueriesACL Required
NOagent:read

»Parameters

  • log_level (string: "info") - Specifies a text string containing a log level to filter on, such as info. Possible values include trace, debug, info, warn, error

  • log_json (bool: false) - Specifies if the log format for streamed logs should be JSON.

  • node_id (string: "a57b2adb-1a30-2dda-8df0-25abb0881952") - Specifies a text string containing a node-id to target for streaming.

  • server_id (string: "server1.global") - Specifies a text string containing a server name or "leader" to target a specific remote server or leader for streaming.

  • plain (bool: false) - Specifies if the response should be JSON or plaintext

»Sample Request

$ curl \
    https://localhost:4646/v1/agent/monitor?log_level=debug&server_id=leader

$ curl \
    https://localhost:4646/v1/agent/monitor?log_level=debug&node_id=a57b2adb-1a30-2dda-8df0-25abb0881952

»Sample Response

{
  "Offset": 0,
  "Data": "NTMxOTMyCjUzMTkzMwo1MzE5MzQKNTMx..."
  "FileEvent": "log"
}

»Field Reference

The return value is a stream of frames. These frames contain the following fields:

  • Data - A base64 encoding of the bytes being streamed.

  • FileEvent - An event that could cause a change in the streams position. The possible value for this endpoint is "log".

  • Offset - Offset is the offset into the stream.

»Agent Runtime Profiles

This endpoint is the equivalent of Go's /debug/pprof endpoint but is protected by ACLs and supports remote forwarding to a client node or server. See the Golang documentation for a list of available profiles.

MethodPathProduces
GET/agent/pprof/cmdlinetext/plain
GET/agent/pprof/profileapplication/octet-stream
GET/agent/pprof/traceapplication/octet-stream
GET/agent/pprof/<pprof profile>application/octet-stream

The table below shows this endpoint's support for blocking queries and required ACLs.

Blocking QueriesACL Required
NOagent:write

»Default Behavior

This endpoint is enabled whenever ACLs are enabled. Due to the potentially sensitive nature of data contained in profiles, as well as their significant performance impact, the agent/pprof endpoint is protected by a high level ACL: agent:write. For these reasons its recommended to leave enable_debug unset and only use the ACL-protected endpoints.

The following table explains when each endpoint is available:

Endpointenable_debugACLsAvailable?
/v1/agent/pprofunsetn/ano
/v1/agent/pproftruen/ayes
/v1/agent/pproffalsen/ano
/v1/agent/pprofunsetoffno
/v1/agent/pprofunsetonyes
/v1/agent/pproftrueoffyes
/v1/agent/pproffalseonyes

»Parameters

  • node_id (string: "a57b2adb-1a30-2dda-8df0-25abb0881952") - Specifies a text string containing a Node ID to target for profiling.

  • server_id (string: "server1.global") - Specifies a text string containing a Server ID, name, or leader to target a specific remote server or leader for profiling.

  • seconds (int: 3) - Specifies the amount of time to run a profile or trace request for.

  • debug (int: 1) - Specifies if a given pprof profile should be returned as human readable plain text instead of the pprof binary format. Defaults to 0, setting to 1 enables human readable plain text.

»Sample Request

$ curl -O -J \
    --header "X-Nomad-Token: 8176afd3-772d-0b71-8f85-7fa5d903e9d4" \
    https://localhost:4646/v1/agent/pprof/goroutine?server_id=leader

$ go tool pprof goroutine

$ curl -O -J \
    --header "X-Nomad-Token: 8176afd3-772d-0b71-8f85-7fa5d903e9d4" \
    https://localhost:4646/v1/agent/profile?seconds=5&node_id=a57b2adb-1a30-2dda-8df0-25abb0881952

$ go tool pprof profile

$ curl -O -J \
    --header "X-Nomad-Token: 8176afd3-772d-0b71-8f85-7fa5d903e9d4" \
    https://localhost:4646/v1/agent/trace?&seconds=5&server_id=server1.global

go tool trace trace