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Server Density plugin to monitor IronMQs

Project description

A plugin for the Server Density agent that monitors IronMQ queues using API version 3.

PyPI page | GitHub project

For details how to write one, read the official docs on plugins. Or find more official plugins.


  • Monitors all queues of the given projects.

  • Recorded metrics:
    • size (key: <projectid/-name>:<queuename>:size)

    • total_messages (key: <projectid/-name>:<queuename>:size)

Example for metric keys:


How to use

Install via PyPI or …

Get it from pypi, installing it somewhere:

pip install sd-ironmq

Symlink it to your plugin directory, on Debian/Ubuntu by default: /usr/bin/sd-agent/plugins

Install via curl

curl the latest version from GitHub directly into your Plugin directory:

curl > /usr/bin/sd-agent/plugins/


Add this section to your /etc/sd-agent/config.cfg:

# comma separated list of project IDs

Restart the agent

On Debian/Ubuntu:

service sd-agent restart

Other configuration options

Metric Keys: Use Project Names instead of IDs

Let’s say you configured the queues of your billing project to be monitored:


For a queue invoices, the metric keys would look like so:


That’s not beautiful, nor understandable. Also it exposes IronMQ internals unnecessarily. Configure a name for the project ID like so:

The name is then used in the keys:


Test locally

Create an example.cfg in the working directory:


Run the plugin:




  1. Install twine and wheel:

    $ pip install -r requirements_dev.txt
  2. Setup your .pypirc.

Release a new version

  1. Update CHANGELOG.

  2. Update version in, commit, push.

  3. Tag as that version, see git tag, push –tags

  4. Build distributables:

    $ python sdist bdist_wheel
  5. Upload distributable to PyPI:

    $ twine upload --sign dist/*


MIT, see LICENSE file, Copyright engageSPARK

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