Sysdig Monitor can ingest any custom event created, including code deploys, auto-scaling activities, and business level actions. These events will be automatically overlayed on charts and graphs for easy correlation of all performance data. The sections below outline the different ways custom events can be sent to Sysdig Monitor.
Sysdig Monitor supports event integrations with certain applications by default. The Sysdig agent will automatically discover these services and begin collecting event data from them. For more information, refer to the Events documentation.
Sysdig Monitor Slackbot
Sysdigbot, the Sysdig Monitor Slackbot, allows users to post custom events directly to the Sysdig Cloud through chats with a Slack bot.
Prebuilt Python Script
The Sysdig python script provides a way to send events to Sysdig Monitor directly from the command line, using the following command structure:
python post_event.py SYSDIG_TOKEN NAME [-d DESCRIPTION] [-s SEVERITY] [-c SCOPE] [-t TAGS] [-h]
For more information, refer to the Sysdig Github repository.
Python Sample Client
The Sysdig Monitor python client acts as a wrapper around the Sysdig
Monitor REST API, exposing most of the REST API functionality to provide
an easy to use and install python interface. The
can be used to send events to Sysdig Monitor from any custom script. An
example script is shown below:
import os import sys sys.path.insert(0, os.path.join(os.path.dirname(os.path.realpath(sys.argv)), '..')) from sdcclient import SdcClient # Parse arguments sdc_token = sys.argv name = sys.argv # Instantiate the SDC client sdclient = SdcClient(SDC_TOKEN) # Post the event using post_event(self, name, description=None, severity=None, event_filter=None, tags=None) res = sdclient.post_event(NAME)
Curl Sample Client
The Sysdig Monitor REST API offers the full functionality of the Sysdig Monitor app over API, allowing custom events to be sent directly to the Sysdig Cloud over the REST API. The example below is a curl request:
See also Enable/Disable Event Data.