NOTE: The rule component is experimental since it has conceptual tradeoffs that might not be favorable for most use cases. It is recommended to keep deploying rules to the relevant Prometheus servers.
The rule component should in particular not be used to circumvent solving rule deployment properly at the configuration management level.
The rule component evaluates Prometheus recording and alerting rules against random query nodes in its cluster. Rule results are written back to disk in the Prometheus 2.0 storage format. Rule nodes at the same time participate in the cluster themselves as source store nodes and upload their generated TSDB blocks to an object store.
The data of each rule node can be labeled to satisfy the clusters labeling scheme. High-availability pairs can be run in parallel and should be distinguished by the designated replica label, just like regular Prometheus servers.
$ thanos rule \ --data-dir "/path/to/data" \ --eval-interval "30s" \ --rule-file "/path/to/rules/*.rules.yaml" \ --alert.query-url "http://0.0.0.0:9090" \ --alertmanagers.url "alert.thanos.io" --gcs.bucket "example-bucket" \ --cluster.peers "thanos-cluster.example.org"
As rule nodes outsource query processing to query nodes, they should generally experience little load. If necessary, functional sharding can be applied by splitting up the sets of rules between HA pairs. Rules are processed with deduplicated data according to the replica label configured on query nodes.
usage: thanos rule [<flags>] ruler evaluating Prometheus rules against given Query nodes, exposing Store API and storing old blocks in bucket Flags: -h, --help Show context-sensitive help (also try --help-long and --help-man). --version Show application version. --log.level=info Log filtering level. --gcloudtrace.project=GCLOUDTRACE.PROJECT GCP project to send Google Cloud Trace tracings to. If empty, tracing will be disabled. --gcloudtrace.sample-factor=1 How often we send traces (1/<sample-factor>). If 0 no trace will be sent periodically, unless forced by baggage item. See `pkg/tracing/tracing.go` for details. --grpc-address="0.0.0.0:10901" Listen ip:port address for gRPC endpoints (StoreAPI). Make sure this address is routable from other components if you use gossip, 'grpc-advertise-address' is empty and you require cross-node connection. --grpc-advertise-address=GRPC-ADVERTISE-ADDRESS Explicit (external) host:port address to advertise for gRPC StoreAPI in gossip cluster. If empty, 'grpc-address' will be used. --http-address="0.0.0.0:10902" Listen host:port for HTTP endpoints. --cluster.address="0.0.0.0:10900" Listen ip:port address for gossip cluster. --cluster.advertise-address=CLUSTER.ADVERTISE-ADDRESS Explicit (external) ip:port address to advertise for gossip in gossip cluster. Used internally for membership only. --cluster.peers=CLUSTER.PEERS ... Initial peers to join the cluster. It can be either <ip:port>, or <domain:port>. A lookup resolution is done only at the startup. --cluster.gossip-interval=<gossip interval> Interval between sending gossip messages. By lowering this value (more frequent) gossip messages are propagated across the cluster more quickly at the expense of increased bandwidth. Default is used from a specified network-type. --cluster.pushpull-interval=<push-pull interval> Interval for gossip state syncs. Setting this interval lower (more frequent) will increase convergence speeds across larger clusters at the expense of increased bandwidth usage. Default is used from a specified network-type. --cluster.refresh-interval=1m Interval for membership to refresh cluster.peers state, 0 disables refresh. --cluster.secret-key=CLUSTER.SECRET-KEY Initial secret key to encrypt cluster gossip. Can be one of AES-128, AES-192, or AES-256 in hexadecimal format. --cluster.network-type=lan Network type with predefined peers configurations. Sets of configurations accounting the latency differences between network types: local, lan, wan. --label=<name>="<value>" ... Labels to be applied to all generated metrics (repeated). --data-dir="data/" data directory --rule-file=rules/ ... Rule files that should be used by rule manager. Can be in glob format (repeated). --eval-interval=30s The default evaluation interval to use. --tsdb.block-duration=2h Block duration for TSDB block. --tsdb.retention=48h Block retention time on local disk. --alertmanagers.url=ALERTMANAGERS.URL ... Alertmanager URLs to push firing alerts to. The scheme may be prefixed with 'dns+' or 'dnssrv+' to detect Alertmanager IPs through respective DNS lookups. The port defaults to 9093 or the SRV record's value. The URL path is used as a prefix for the regular Alertmanager API path. --gcs.bucket=<bucket> Google Cloud Storage bucket name for stored blocks. If empty, ruler won't store any block inside Google Cloud Storage. --alert.query-url=ALERT.QUERY-URL The external Thanos Query URL that would be set in all alerts 'Source' field --s3.bucket=<bucket> S3-Compatible API bucket name for stored blocks. --s3.endpoint=<api-url> S3-Compatible API endpoint for stored blocks. --s3.access-key=<key> Access key for an S3-Compatible API. --s3.insecure Whether to use an insecure connection with an S3-Compatible API. --s3.signature-version2 Whether to use S3 Signature Version 2; otherwise Signature Version 4 will be used. --s3.encrypt-sse Whether to use Server Side Encryption