Groovy Gateway

Groovy Gateway allows to integrate any third-party management software with SNAMP using Groovy script. The script program has access to all management information provided by connected managed resources. It can be useful in the following cases:

Configuration Parameters

Groovy Gateway recognizes following configuration parameters:

Parameter Type Required Meaning Example
scriptFile string Yes Name of the boot script Gateway.groovy
scriptPath string Yes Collection of semicolon-separated URLs with groovy scripts file:/usr/local/snamp/groovy;file:/usr/local/snamp/scripts

Any other user-defined configuration property will be visible inside from Groovy script as a global variable.


Groovy Gateway provides following features for Groovy scripting:

Each instance of the Groovy Gateway has isolated sandbox with its own Java class loader used for Groovy scripts.


Special functions that you can declare in your script:

Declaration Description
void close() Called by SNAMP automatically when the resources acquired by instance of the gateway should be released
def handleNotification(metadata, notif) Catches notification emitted by one of the connected managed resources. This function is being called asynchronously

The following example shows how to handle a notification:

def handleNotification(metadata, notif){
  def source = notif.source
  def message = notif.message
  def category = metadata.notificationCategory
  println "[${source}](${category}): ${message}"

Global variables

All configuration parameters specified at gateway-level will be visible to all scripts. For example, you have configured scriptFile and customParam parameters. Value of these parameters can be obtained as follows:

println scriptFile
println customParam

Other useful predefined global variables:

Name Type Description
resources Groovy object Root object that exposes access to all connected resources. That is a root of all DSL extensions
logger java.util.logging.Logger Logger object


Function Description


Batch processing

Function Description
void processAttributes(Closure action) Processes all attributes sequentially. May be used for map/reduce.
void processEvents(Closure action) Processes all events sequentially
Object eventsAnalyzer() Creates new instance of real-time analyzer for all incoming notifications
Object attributesAnalyzer(long checkPeriod) Creates new instance of real-time analyzer for all attributes

Read all attributes:

processAttributes({resourceName, metadata, value -> println "${} = ${value}" })

Read all events:

processEvents({resourceName, metadata -> println "${metadata.notifTypes}"})

The following example demonstrates how to enable periodic collection and analysis of attributes:

def analyzer = attributesAnalyzer 4000 //creates analyzer for attributes with 4 sec check period
analyzer.with {
  //filter by configuration parameter and actual attribute value
  select "(type=adminDefined)" when {value -> value > 10} then {println it} failure {println it}
  //fallback condition
  select "(type=*)" when {value -> true} then {println it}
}  //execute analysis

void close(){
  analyzer.close()  //it is recommended to release all resources associated with analyzer

RFC 1960-based filter used to filter attributes by its configuration parameters.

Following example demonstrates how to enable events analyzer

def analyzer = eventsAnalyzer()
analyzer.with {
  select "(severity=warning)" when {notif -> notif.source == "resource"} then {metadata, notif -> println notif.message}

def handleNotification(metadata, notif){
  analyzer.handleNotification(metadata, notif)


Function Description
Communicator getCommunicator(String name) Gets or creates communication session. The communicator can be useful for inter-script lightweight communication
MessageListener asListener(Closure action) Wraps Groovy closure into communication message listener
Repeater createTimer(Closure action, long period) Creates a new timer that execute the specified task periodically
Repeater schedule(Closure action, long period) Executes specified task periodically in the background

Working with timers:

def timer = createTimer({ println 'Tick' }, 300)  //will print 'Tick' every 300 milliseconds //start printing
timer.close() //stop printing

the code above is equivalent to

def timer = schedule({ println 'Tick' }, 300)

Synchronous messaging using communicator:

communicator = getCommunicator 'test-communicator'
def listen(message){
    communicator.sendMessage('pong', MessageType.RESPONSE, message.messageID)
communicator.addMessageListener(this.&listen, MessageType.REQUEST)

communicator = getCommunicator 'test-communicator'
def response = communicator.sendRequest('ping', {msg -> msg.payload}, 2000)  //2 seconds for response timeout
println response  //pong


Groovy Gateway provides convenient way to work with connected resources and its features. Each resource and its features are available as properties of Groovy objects:

Following example demonstrates how to DSL extensions:

def appServer = resources.appServer
if(appServer.availableMemory.value < 10000) {
    smtp.sendEmail(appServer.metadata.adminAddress, "Not enough memory on app server!")

  appServer.logLevel.value = "SEVERE"