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View and address Deployment health incidents

Astro monitors your Deployment and displays notifications when issues arise that could affect your Deployment's functionality or performance. Use your Deployment health status to quickly check if your Deployment has any issues that need immediate attention.

Deployment health

After you create a Deployment, its real-time health status appears at the top of the Deployment information page. Deployment health indicates if the components within your Deployment are running as expected.

Deployment Health status

The following are possible health statuses your Deployments can have:

  • Creating (Grey): Astro is still provisioning Deployment resources. It is not yet available to run DAGs. See Create a Deployment.
  • Deploying (Grey): A code deploy or environment update is in progress. Hover over the status indicator to view specific information about the deploy, including whether it was an image deploy or a DAG-only deploy.
  • Healthy (Green): The Airflow webserver and scheduler are both healthy and running as expected.
  • Unhealthy (Red): Your Deployment webserver or scheduler are restarting or otherwise not in a healthy, running state.
  • Hibernating (Grey): Your Deployment is currently hibernating.
  • Unknown (Grey): The Deployment status can't be determined.

Your Deployment health status will also show a number next to the status if a Deployment health incident is currently active. Incidents are classified as Info, Warning or Critical level.

A Deployment health status

If your Deployment is unhealthy or the status can't be determined, check the status of your tasks and wait for a few minutes. If your Deployment is unhealthy for more than five minutes, review the logs in the Airflow component logs in the Astro UI or contact Astronomer support.

Deployment incidents

This feature is available only on Astro Hosted.

Astro automatically monitors your Deployments and sends messages when your Deployment isn't running optimally or as expected. These messages are known as Deployment incidents. To view information about the incident, hover over the incident and click View details.

A Deployment Health incident message appearing after a user hovers over the Deployment health status

The following table contains all types of Deployment incidents. An info incident indicates that an issue has been identified but it will not impact the execution of DAGs or tasks. A warning incident indicates that specific tasks or DAGs might fail or that some action that should be taken on the Deployment. A critical incident indicates that your entire Deployment might not work as expected.

Incident nameSeverityDescription
Scheduler Heartbeat Not FoundCriticalThe Airflow scheduler has not sent a heartbeat for longer than 10 minutes.
Airflow Database Storage Unusually HighInfo or WarningThe metadata database has tables that are larger than 50GiB (Info) or 75GiB (Warning).
Worker Queue at CapacityWarningAt least one worker queue in this Deployment is running the maximum number of tasks and workers.
Worker Queue Does Not ExistWarningThere is at least 1 task instance that is configured to run on a worker queue that does not exist.
Deprecated Runtime VersionWarningYour Deployment is using a deprecated Astro Runtime version.

Use the following topics to address each of these incidents.

Scheduler Heartbeat Not Found

The scheduler has not sent a heartbeat for longer than 10 minutes. This could be a sign that the scheduler is down. Tasks will keep running, but new tasks will not be scheduled.

If you receive this incident notification, Astronomer Support has already been notified and no action is required from you. Ensure that you configured a Deployment contact email so that you can be notified if this issue requires additional follow-ups.

Airflow Database Storage Unusually High

Your Deployment metadata database is currently storing tables that are larger than 50GiB (Info) or 75GiB (Warning). Click View details on the incident to view the affected tables. Even with large tables, Airflow will continue to operate as normal, but tables that are larger than 75GiB might cause degraded scheduler performance. As a result, you may need to clean up the relevant tables in the metadata database to avoid the risk of delayed task runs.

The tables that are currently monitored for size are:

  • dag
  • dag_run
  • task_instance
  • job
  • log
  • xcom

If xcom is listed in the affected tables, consider taking one of the following actions:

For additional assistance in cleaning up large tables, submit a request to Astronomer Support.

Worker Queue at Capacity

At least one worker queue in your Deployment is running the maximum possible number of tasks and workers. Tasks will continue to run but new tasks will not be scheduled until worker resources become available. Click View details on the incident to view the affected worker queue(s).

To limit this notification for a worker queue, increase its Max # Workers setting or choose a larger Worker Type. See Configure worker queues.

Worker Queue Does Not Exist

At least one task is configured to run on a worker queue that does not exist. Instances of this task will remain in the queued state until the worker queue is created. To resolve this incident:

  1. Hover over the Deployment health status and click View details for the incident.
  2. Check the DAG and task IDs that reference the non-existent worker queue. The non-existent worker queue name referenced from your DAG code is listed under Queue.
  3. For each affected DAG, you can either create a new worker queue with the exact name as shown in Queue or update your DAG code to reference an existing worker queue. See Configure worker queues.

Deprecated Runtime Version

The Astro Runtime version being used by the Deployment has been deprecated. Airflow will continue to run as normal, but you should upgrade as soon as possible.

To upgrade to a supported version, see Upgrade Astro Runtime.

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