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Pulse Ingestion Configuration

By default, running the Docker container with docker-compose up will ingest data from the autoland and try repositories using a shared Pulse Guardian user. You can configure this the following ways:

  1. Specify a custom set of repositories for which to ingest data
  2. Create a custom Pulse User on Pulse Guardian

Custom list of Repositories

Set the environment variable of PROJECTS_TO_INGEST:

export PROJECTS_TO_INGEST=autoland,try

Pulse Guardian

Visit Pulse Guardian, sign in, and create a Pulse User. It will ask you to set a username and password. Remember these as you'll use them in the next step. This is recommended, because using the default value MAY cause you to miss some data, if it was already ingested by another user Unfortunately, Pulse doesn't support creating queues with a guest account.

If your Pulse User was username: foo and password: bar, your Pulse URL would be:



Be sure you do NOT use quotes when setting the value of PULSE_URL. Otherwise, you may get an error: KeyError: 'No such transport: '

On your localhost set PULSE_URL as follows, subsituting the url above:

export PULSE_URL=amqp://

See Starting a local Treeherder instance for more info.

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:

./ publish_to_pulse autoland.staging amqp:// ./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. Each exchange has its own inspector that can be accessed like so: <rootUrl>/pulse-messages/ ex: