Health Checks

Health checks in Singularity are divided into two phases and have several parameters that can control the timing and count of checks. A few general options apply to all checks:

  • uri - the path to hit for healthchecks (e.g. /status)
  • portIndex - Optionally override the index of the dynamically allocated ports to use. By default Singularity will run health checks against the first dynamically allocated port
  • portNumber - An additonal override to run health checks against a specific port rather than one of the dynamically allocated ones

The first phase is the startup phase, where the task being checked is not yet responding to any health checks (as determined by a connection refused). You can set options related to the startup phase within the healthcheck field on the Singularity deploy:

  • startupTimeoutSeconds - total time allowed for a task to start responding to healthchecks
  • startupDelaySeconds - A set amount of time to wait before attempting any health checks
  • startupIntervalSeconds - The period to wait between checks during the startup phase

After a task has started responding to health checks (with any status code), the following options apply:

  • responseTimeoutSeconds - The http client's timeout when waiting for a response to the health check
  • intervalSeconds - The period to wait between checks
  • maxRetries - The maximum number of time a check will be retried while attempting to get a successful status code in the response (i.e. maxRetries of 4 will give a maximum of 5 total checks)
  • failureStatusCodes - Status codes after which the checks are immediately considered failed, regardless of timeout or retries

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