Install the HAProxy Enterprise Runtime API
This page describes how to enable and then access the HAProxy Enterprise Runtime API.
Enable the Runtime API
To enable the Runtime API, add a
stats socket directive to the
global section of your configuration. You can expose the API as either a UNIX socket, in which case you can access it only from the HAProxy Enterprise server, or as an IP address and port, in which case you can access it remotely.
To configure it as a UNIX socket, set the path where you would like the socket to be created, such as
global stats socket
/var/run/hapee-2.4/hapee-lb.sockuser hapee-lb group hapee mode 660 level admin expose-fd listeners
Or set an IP address and port:
global stats socket firstname.lastname@example.org:9999 level admin expose-fd listeners
You can set the IP address to an asterisk to listen on all network interfaces.
global stats socket ipv4@*:9999 level admin expose-fd listeners
The parameters are as follows:
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Sets the owner of the UNIX socket to the designated system user.
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Sets the group of the UNIX socket to the designated system group.
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Sets the octal mode used to define permissions on the UNIX socket.
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Restricts the commands that you can be issued. Set it to one of the following values:
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Enables you to do a seamless reload of HAProxy Enterprise when
Access the Runtime API
You can send plain text commands to the API. An easy way to try it is by using the Linux
echo command and piping the result to
If you exposed a UNIX socket, use this format:
$ echo "help" | \ sudo socat stdio unix-connect:/var/run/hapee-2.4/hapee-lb.sock
If you exposed an IP address and port, use this format:
$ echo "help" | socat stdio tcp4-connect:127.0.0.1:9999
You can send multiple commands at once by separating them with semi-colons:
$ echo "show info;show stat" | \ socat stdio unix-connect:/var/run/hapee-2.4/hapee-lb.sock
When using a UNIX socket, you can also use the API interactively by using
socat, but without piping a command to it. Then send the
prompt command to start a new session with the API. Some commands, such as
show cli level, work best in an interactive session because they display information about your history with the API and outside of a session, have no history to show:
$ sudo socat stdio unix-connect:/var/run/hapee-2.4/hapee-lb.sock prompt > show cli level admin > operator > show cli level operator > quit
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