Hawkinit - Tool for Spawning ManageIQ Hawkular (middleware) Provider

If you wish to run locally Hawkular provider and don’t want to set things up, we have easy to run tool called Hawkinit tool. It’s interactive command line tool which uses docker.

For Requirements follow Hawkinit requirements.

1) Running Hawkular with Hawkinit tool

Install globally trough NPM Hawkinit

npm install hawkinit -g

There are two options how to run Hawkinit:

  1. Answer questions from tool
    • Version of hawkular
    • Version of Cassandra
    • Number of cassandra nodes
    • WildFly servers types (Standalone or Domain [1])
    • Standalone - Each WF server as independent process
      • WildFly version
      • Number of WildFly servers
    • Domain - Multiple servers managed from single point
      • Version of domain WF
      • Number of host controllers (1 is always the domain controller and others are host controllers)
      • Scenario to pick scenarios

For basic usage, you don’t have to change anything (Hawkinit has some basic preselected answers).

  1. If you want to keep your changes from 1. step you can run

hawkinit -s

This will save your answers in file answers.json in your current location, PATH_TO_ANSWERS=/home/me/Documents/answers.json. To run Hawkinit with these options without need to answer to tool’s questions you can pass this file:

hawkinit -a $PATH_TO_ANSWERS

Answers files examples:

Standalone with one WildFly Server

  "hawkVersion": "latest",
  "cassandraVersion": "3.0.9",
  "cassandraCount": 1,
  "wfType": "Standalone",
  "wfStandaloneVersion": "0.24.1",
  "wfStandaloneCount": 1

Standalone with 5 WildFly Servers

  "hawkVersion": "latest",
  "cassandraVersion": "3.0.9",
  "cassandraCount": 1,
  "wfType": "Standalone",
  "wfStandaloneVersion": "0.24.1",
  "wfStandaloneCount": 5

Domain with 1 host controller and simple scenario

  "hawkVersion": "0.30.0.Final",
  "cassandraVersion": "3.0.9",
  "cassandraCount": 1,
  "wfType": "Domain",
  "wfDomainVersion": "0.24.1",
  "hostControllerCount": 1,
  "domainScenario": "simple"

2) Accessing Hawkular

After Hawkinit tool will download, install and run docker images, wait couple of minutes before all services are up and running. Then the server will run on localhost:8080 (if you have multiple localhost’s registered in MiQ you can use 127.0.0.x x=1-255).

Password and login is jdoe:password.

Shutting down Hawkular

To gracefully shut down Hawkular, press ctrl + C once (SIGINT), to shut down by force, press ctrl + C twice.

Relaunching stopped Hawkular

Currently it is not supported to go back to your old data, so once you stop Hawkinit you loose all your data, however if you look closely while spinning up you will see something like:

Later, you can find your hawkular-services listening on http://localhost:8080
Running 'docker-compose up --force-recreate' in directory: /tmp/tmp-11573k3ujXFLACh9z

So you can navigate to /tmp/tmp-11573k3ujXFLACh9z, you can run docker-compose up to start it again.

Browsing Hawkular’s metrics

If you want to run curl/postman/check from browser you need to have Hawkular-Tenant: Hawkular header set up. Example of Curl (Fetch all metric gauges):

curl -X GET -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
-H "Hawkular-Tenant: hawkular" \
-H "Accept: application/json" \
-H "Authorization: Basic amRvZTpwYXNzd29yZA==" \

[1] https://docs.jboss.org/author/display/WFLY8/Getting+Started+Guide