Calling the local health check API - AWS IoT Greengrass

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Calling the local health check API

AWS IoT Greengrass contains a local HTTP API that provides a snapshot of the current state of local worker processes that were started by AWS IoT Greengrass. This snapshot includes user-defined Lambda functions and system Lambda functions. System Lambda functions are part of the AWS IoT Greengrass Core software. They run as local worker processes on the core device and manage operations such as message routing, local shadow sync, and automatic IP address detection.

The health check API supports the following requests:

Requests are sent locally on the device and don't require an internet connection.

Get health information for all workers

Send a GET request to get health information about all running workers.

  • Replace port with the port number of the IPC.

GET http://localhost:port/2016-11-01/health/workers
port

The port number of the IPC.

The value can vary between 1024 and 65535. The default value is 8000.

To change this port number, you can update the ggDaemonPort property in the config.json file. For more information, see AWS IoT Greengrass core configuration file.

Example request

The following example curl request gets health information for all workers.

curl http://localhost:8000/2016-11-01/health/workers

JSON Response

This request returns an array of worker health information objects.

Example response

The following example response lists health information objects for all worker processes that were started by AWS IoT Greengrass.

[ { "FuncArn": "arn:aws:lambda:::function:GGShadowService:1", "WorkerId" : "65515053-2f70-43dc-7cc0-1712bEXAMPLE", "ProcessId": "1234", "WorkerState": "Waiting" }, { "FuncArn": "arn:aws:lambda:::function:GGSecretManager:1", "WorkerId": "a9916cc2-1b4d-4f0e-4b12-b1872EXAMPLE", "ProcessId": "9798", "WorkerState": "Waiting" }, { "FuncArn": "arn:aws:lambda:us-west-2:123456789012:function:my-lambda-function:3", "WorkerId": "2e6f785e-66a5-42c9-67df-42073EXAMPLE", "ProcessId": "11837", "WorkerState": "Waiting" }, ... ]

Get health information about specified workers

Send a POST request to get health information about specified workers. Replace port with the port number of the IPC. The default is 8000.

POST http://localhost:port/2016-11-01/health/workers

Example request

The following example curl request gets health information for specified workers.

curl --data "@body.json" http://localhost:8000/2016-11-01/health/workers

Here's an example body.json request body:

{ "FuncArns": [ "arn:aws:lambda:::function:GGShadowService:1", "arn:aws:lambda:us-west-2:123456789012:function:my-lambda-function:3" ] }

The request body contains a FuncArns array.

FuncArns

A list of Amazon Resource Names (ARNs) for the Lambda functions that represent the target workers.

  • For user-defined Lambda functions, specify the ARN of the currently deployed version. If you added Lambda functions to the group using an alias ARN, you can use the GET request to get all workers, and then choose the ARNs you want to query for.

  • For system Lambda functions, specify the ARN of the corresponding Lambda function. For more information, see System Lambda functions.

Type: array of strings

Minimum length: 1

Maximum length: The total number of workers started by AWS IoT Greengrass on the core device.

JSON Response

This request returns a Workers array and an InvalidArns array.

Workers

A list of health information objects for the specified workers.

Type: array of health information objects

InvalidArns

A list of function ARNs that are invalid, including function ARNs that don't have associated workers.

Type: array of strings

Example response

The following example response lists health information objects for the specified workers.

{ "Workers": [ { "FuncArn": "arn:aws:lambda:::function:GGShadowService:1", "WorkerId" : "65515053-2f70-43dc-7cc0-1712bEXAMPLE", "ProcessId": "1234", "WorkerState": "Waiting" }, { "FuncArn": "arn:aws:lambda:us-west-2:123456789012:function:my-lambda-function:3", "WorkerId": "2e6f785e-66a5-42c9-67df-42073ESAMPLE", "ProcessId": "11837", "WorkerState": "Waiting" } ], "InvalidArns" : [ "some-malformed-arn", "arn:aws:lambda:us-west-2:123456789012:function:some-unknown-function:1" ] }

This request returns the following errors:

400 Invalid request

The request body is malformed. To resolve this issue, use the following format and resend the request:

{"FuncArns":["function-1-arn","function-2-arn"]}
400 Request exceeds max number of workers

The number of ARNs specified in the FuncArns array exceeds the number of workers.

Worker health information

A health information object contains the following properties:

FuncArn

The ARN of the system Lambda function that represents the worker.

Type: string

WorkerId

The ID of the worker. This property can be useful for debugging. The runtime.log file and the Lambda function logs contain the worker ID, so this property can be especially useful to debug an on-demand Lambda function that spins up multiple instances.

Type: string

ProcessId

The process ID (PID) of the worker process.

Type: int

WorkerState

The state of the worker.

Type: string

The following are possible worker states:

Working

Processing a message.

Waiting

Waiting for a message. Applies to long-lived Lambda functions running as a daemon or standalone process.

Starting

Spun up, getting started.

FailedInitialization

Failed to initialize.

Terminated

Stopped by the Greengrass daemon

NotStarted

Failed to start, making another start attempt.

Initialized

Successfully initialized.

System Lambda functions

You can request health information for the following system Lambda functions:

GGCloudSpooler

Manages the queue for MQTT messages that have AWS IoT Core as the source or target.

ARN: arn:aws:lambda:::function:GGCloudSpooler:1

GGConnManager

Routes MQTT messages between the Greengrass core and connected devices.

ARN: arn:aws:lambda:::function:GGConnManager

GGDeviceCertificateManager

Listens to the AWS IoT shadow for changes to the core's IP endpoints and generates the server-side certificate used by GGConnManager for mutual authentication.

ARN: arn:aws:lambda:::function:GGDeviceCertificateManager

GGIPDetector

Manages automatic IP address detection that enables devices in the Greengrass group to discover the Greengrass core device. This service isn't applicable when you provide IP addresses manually.

ARN: arn:aws:lambda:::function:GGIPDetector:1

GGSecretManager

Manages secure storage of local secrets and access by user-defined Lambda and connectors.

ARN: arn:aws:lambda:::function:GGSecretManager:1

GGShadowService

Manages local shadows for connected devices.

ARN: arn:aws:lambda:::function:GGShadowService

GGShadowSyncManager

Synchronizes local shadows with the AWS Cloud for the core device and connected devices, if the device's syncShadow property is set to true.

ARN: arn:aws:lambda:::function:GGShadowSyncManager

GGStreamManager

Processes data streams locally and performs automatic exports to the AWS Cloud.

ARN: arn:aws:lambda:::function:GGStreamManager:1

GGTES

The local token exchange service that retrieves IAM credentials defined in the Greengrass group role that local code uses to access AWS services.

ARN: arn:aws:lambda:::function:GGTES