» Raft Operator HTTP API

The /operator/raft endpoints provide tools for management of Raft the consensus subsystem and cluster quorum.

Please see the Consensus Protocol Guide for more information about Raft consensus protocol and its use.

» Read Configuration

This endpoint reads the current raft configuration.

Method Path Produces
GET /operator/raft/configuration application/json

The table below shows this endpoint's support for blocking queries, consistency modes, and required ACLs.

Blocking Queries Consistency Modes ACL Required
NO default and stale operator:read

» Parameters

  • dc (string: "") - Specifies the datacenter to query. This will default to the datacenter of the agent being queried. This is specified as part of the URL as a query string.

  • stale (bool: false) - If the cluster does not currently have a leader an error will be returned. You can use the ?stale query parameter to read the Raft configuration from any of the Consul servers. Not setting this will choose the default consistency mode which will forward the reqest to the leader for processing but not re-confirm the server is still the leader before returning results. See default consistency for more details.

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    https://consul.rocks/v1/operator/raft/configuration

» Sample Response

{
  "Servers": [
    {
      "ID": "127.0.0.1:8300",
      "Node": "alice",
      "Address": "127.0.0.1:8300",
      "Leader": true,
      "Voter": true
    },
    {
      "ID": "127.0.0.2:8300",
      "Node": "bob",
      "Address": "127.0.0.2:8300",
      "Leader": false,
      "Voter": true
    },
    {
      "ID": "127.0.0.3:8300",
      "Node": "carol",
      "Address": "127.0.0.3:8300",
      "Leader": false,
      "Voter": true
    }
  ],
  "Index": 22
}
  • Servers is has information about the servers in the Raft peer configuration:

    • ID is the ID of the server. This is the same as the Address in Consul 0.7 but may be upgraded to a GUID in a future version of Consul.
    • Node is the node name of the server, as known to Consul, or "(unknown)" if the node is stale and not known.
    • Address is the IP:port for the server.
    • Leader is either "true" or "false" depending on the server's role in the Raft configuration.
    • Voter is "true" or "false", indicating if the server has a vote in the Raft configuration. Future versions of Consul may add support for non-voting servers.
  • Index is the Raft corresponding to this configuration. The latest configuration may not yet be committed if changes are in flight.

» Delete Raft Peer

This endpoint removes the Consul server with given address from the Raft configuration.

There are rare cases where a peer may be left behind in the Raft configuration even though the server is no longer present and known to the cluster. This endpoint can be used to remove the failed server so that it is no longer affects the Raft quorum.

If ACLs are enabled, the client will need to supply an ACL Token with operator write privileges.

Method Path Produces
DELETE /operator/raft/peer application/json

The table below shows this endpoint's support for blocking queries, consistency modes, and required ACLs.

Blocking Queries Consistency Modes ACL Required
NO none operator:write

» Parameters

  • dc (string: "") - Specifies the datacenter to query. This will default to the datacenter of the agent being queried. This is specified as part of the URL as a query string.

  • id|address (string: <required>) - Specifies the ID or address (IP:port) of the raft peer to remove.

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --request DELETE \
    https://consul.rocks/v1/operator/raft/peer?address=1.2.3.4:5678