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Included in Opsview Monitor 5.4
Opsview Supported
by Genaro Bedenko

HAProxy Opspack

HAProxy is a free tool offering high availability, load balancing, and proxying for TCP and HTTP-based applications. Well-suited for high traffic websites, HAProxy has become the industry standard open-source load balancer and is often shipped with most mainstream Linux distributions as well as commonly deployed by default in cloud platforms.

Its mode of operation makes integration into existing architectures quite simple and keeps security top of mind, ensuring that valuable web servers with private information are not exposed.

Service Checks

Service Check Description
session_conn The number of accepted connections
client_req The number of client requests received
session_dropped Checking varnish cache dropped sessions
cache_hit Checking the number of cache hits
cache_hitpass Checks hits for pass
expired_objects The total number of expired objects
threads The total number of threads
threads_limited Times the number of threads hit the maximum
session_queued Number of sessions queued
backend_connections Number of connections to the backend
backend_recycle Number of recycled conections
backend_reuse Number of reused connections
backend_fail Number of failed connections
backend_unhealthy Number of unhealthy connections
backend_busy Number of busy connections
backend_req Number of backend requests
backend_retry Number of retried connections

Setup and Configuration

HAProxy has been tested against version 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7. If you are running HAProxy version 1.5 or 1.6 three service checks will need to be deactivated as the metrics are not available for those versions. The service checks that need to be stopped are denied connections, denied sessions and intercepted requests.

Setting up HAProxy for monitoring:

To configure HAProxy, you need to set up a statistics page on the server. This can be done by editing haproxy.cfg the default location of the file is /etc/haproxy/haproxy.cfg, and this needs changing by running this command with your preferred editor. Then add the lines below to the file for each proxy if the stats haven't been set up already.

listen stats
          bind <Your haproxy IP>:<Port>
          mode http
          stats enable
          stats hide-version
          stats realm haproxy\ Statistics
          stats uri /haproxy?stats
          stats auth <Username>:<Password>

restart HAProxy with the command sudo service haproxy restart. To test if the stats are running correctly, open a web browser and enter http://<Your haproxyIP>:<Port>/haproxy?stats and then view the statistics.

Setup and configuration: To configure and utilize this Opspack, you simply need to add the 'Application - Haproxy' Opspack to the host running the HAProxy software, and specify the HAProxy user name, password, port and the stats URI path via the variable 'HAPROXY'. HaProxy creates new service checks for each proxy set up via the variable 'HAPROXY_PROXY'.

Step 1: Add the host template Add host template

Step 2: Add and configure the HAPROXY and HAPROXY_PROXY variables Add variables Add variables 2

Step 3: Reload and view the HAProxy statistics Service checks


ODI-1154 Release Opspacks for Opsview Monitor 6.0

Initial release of Opspack to work with Opsview Monitor 6.0


ODI-4 - HAProxy Opspack

Initial release for HAProxy Opspack