Loading Pulse data

For ingestion from Pulse exchanges, on your local machine, you can choose to ingest from any exchange you like. Some exchanges will be registered in settings.py for use by the Treeherder servers. You can use those to get the same data as Treeherder. Or you can specify your own and experiment with posting your own data.


Specify the exchanges to read from using environment variables. For example:

        "exchange": "exchange/taskcluster-treeherder/v1/jobs",
        "destinations": [
        "projects": [

To be able to ingest from exchanges, you need to create a Pulse user with Pulse Guardian, so Treeherder can create your Queues for listening to the Pulse exchanges. For this, you must specify the connection URL in the PULSE_DATA_INGESTION_CONFIG environment variable. e.g.:

export PULSE_DATA_INGESTION_CONFIG="amqp://mypulseuserid:mypassword@pulse.mozilla.org:5671/?ssl=1"

Ingesting Data

First, you need to begin the Celery queue processing. Then to get those jobs loaded into Treeherder, start the periodic tasks with Celery. At the minimum, you will need:

celery -A treeherder worker -B -Q pushlog,store_pulse_jobs --concurrency 5


It is important to run the pushlog queue processing as well as store_pulse_jobs because jobs that come in from pulse for which Treeherder does not already have a resultset will be skipped.

If you want to just run all the Treeherder Celery tasks to enable things like log parsing, etc, then don’t specify the -Q param and it will default to all:

celery -A treeherder worker -B --concurrency 5

To begin listening to the Pulse exchanges specified above, run this management command:

./manage.py read_pulse_jobs

Once that is running, you will see jobs start to appear from the Pulse exchanges.

Posting Data

To post data to your own pulse exchange, you can use the publish_to_pulse management command. This command takes the routing_key, connection_url and payload_file. The payload file must be a JSON representation of a job as specified in the YML Schema.

Here is a set of example parameters that could be used to run it:

./manage.py publish_to_pulse mozilla-inbound.staging amqp://treeherder-test:mypassword@pulse.mozilla.org:5672/ ./scratch/test_job.json

You can use the handy Pulse Inspector to view messages in your exchange to test that they are arriving at Pulse the way you expect.