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Mistral Workflows Completion, Latency, and Performance

During the workflow runtime, StackStorm and Mistral handshake multiple times over HTTP. This applies when launching the workflow execution, completing a task, or completing the workflow.

Prior to v2.7, StackStorm queries Mistral to check on workflow execution status and the status of individual tasks via st2resultstracker. This mechanism has a number of configuration settings. See Troubleshooting Mistral Workflow Completion Latency section about how to fine-tune the Mistral workflows completion time vs CPU consumption.

Since v2.7, the results tracking mechanism is replaced with a callback mechanism from Mistral. Instead of StackStorm querying Mistral at regular interval, Mistral is configured to callback StackStorm on task and workflow completion. With the callback mechanism, it is possible to trace the events sent to StackStorm.

# Identify the Mistral workflow execution ID which is different
st2 execution get <st2-action-execution-id> -dj | grep workflow_execution_id

# Grep the log entries from the Mistral log, typically at /var/log/mistral/mistral-server.log
sudo tail -n 1000 /var/log/mistral/mistral-server.log | grep stackstorm_notifier | grep <mistral-wf-ex-id>

The returned list of log entries will look similar to the following:

2018-03-28 22:40:05,811 140124959618704 INFO stackstorm_notifier [-] [839925d9-02c7-47be-ad8e-ce0943749a7b] The workflow event WORKFLOW_LAUNCHED for 839925d9-02c7-47be-ad8e-ce0943749a7b will be published to st2.
2018-03-28 22:40:05,844 140124959618704 INFO stackstorm_notifier [-] [839925d9-02c7-47be-ad8e-ce0943749a7b] The workflow event WORKFLOW_LAUNCHED for 839925d9-02c7-47be-ad8e-ce0943749a7b is published to st2.
2018-03-28 22:40:06,492 140124958584912 INFO stackstorm_notifier [-] [839925d9-02c7-47be-ad8e-ce0943749a7b] The task event TASK_SUCCEEDED for c8731e6a-2464-4a59-bf46-501a80215298 will be processed for st2.
2018-03-28 22:40:06,492 140124958584912 INFO stackstorm_notifier [-] [839925d9-02c7-47be-ad8e-ce0943749a7b] The task event TASK_SUCCEEDED for c8731e6a-2464-4a59-bf46-501a80215298 is processed for st2.
2018-03-28 22:40:07,195 140124956804432 INFO stackstorm_notifier [-] [839925d9-02c7-47be-ad8e-ce0943749a7b] The workflow event WORKFLOW_SUCCEEDED for 839925d9-02c7-47be-ad8e-ce0943749a7b will be published to st2.
2018-03-28 22:40:07,371 140124956804432 INFO stackstorm_notifier [-] [839925d9-02c7-47be-ad8e-ce0943749a7b] The workflow event WORKFLOW_SUCCEEDED for 839925d9-02c7-47be-ad8e-ce0943749a7b is published to st2.

The results tracking mechanism is still available for manual intervention and can be enabled on an individual workflow basis in case StackStorm or Mistral services are offline during a callback operation.

# Enable the results tracking for an individual workflow execution
st2-track-result <st2-action-execution-id> --config-dir /etc/st2

# Disable the results tracking for an individual workflow execution
st2-track-result <st2-action-execution-id> --config-dir /etc/st2 --delete