Service Discovery Server

Packaging

Curator Service Discovery is in its own package in Maven Central: curator-x-discovery-server

Description

The Service Discovery Server bridges non-Java or legacy applications with the Curator Service Discovery. It exposes RESTful web services to register, remove, query, etc. services.

The Service Discovery Server provides JAX-RS components that can be incorporated into a container of your choice (Tomcat, Jetty, etc.). You can also choose any JAX-RS provider (Jersey, RESTEasy, etc.).

Deploying the Server

The server must be combined with a JAX-RS implementation (Jersey, etc.) and a container (Tomcat, Jetty, etc.).

Several singletons need to be injected:

  • ServiceDiscovery
  • DiscoveryContext
  • JsonServiceInstanceMarshaller
  • JsonServiceInstancesMarshaller
  • JsonServiceNamesMarshaller

Additionally the JAX-RS Resource class must be injected. Due to how most JAX-RS implementations are written, you must create a concrete class that extends this using your payload type. The concrete class should have the base path that you'd like to use. Because the JAX-RS implementation can create a new instance of the resource for every request, your concrete class must use a context resolver to access the DiscoveryContext. Or, if you are using an IoC framework, you can access it that way.

Here's a version that has no payload (i.e. a Void payload):

   @Path("/")
   public class MyResource extends DiscoveryResource<Void> {
       public MyResource(@Context ContextResolver<DiscoveryContext<Void>> resolver) {
           // note: this may not work with all JAX-RS implementations
           super(resolver.getContext(DiscoveryContext.class));
       }
   }

REST

Clients must make appropriate REST calls to register themselves and send periodic heartbeats. They can also find services via REST calls:

putService

Method: PUT
Path: v1/service/{name}/{id}
Request Entity: ServiceInstance
Response Entity: n/a
Description: {name} is the service name, {id} is the instance id. The request entity is a ServiceInstance. This method registers a service instance. If the ServiceType is STATIC, the instance is registered only for the pre-defined period (defined in the DiscoveryContext). STATIC services must call putService at least once per period. PERMANENT services are registered until they are manually deleted.

removeService

Method: DELETE
Path: v1/service/{name}/{id}
Request Entity: n/a
Response Entity: n/a
Description: {name} is the service name, {id} is the instance id. The specified service is deleted/unregistered.

get

Method: GET
Path: v1/service/{name}/{id}
Request Entity: n/a
Response Entity: ServiceInstance
Description: {name} is the service name, {id} is the instance id. Returns the complete ServiceInstance for the specified service. 404 is returned if not found.

getAllNames

Method: GET
Path: v1/service
Request Entity: n/a
Response Entity: ServiceNames
Description: Returns all currently registered service names.

getAll

Method: GET
Path: v1/service/{name}
Request Entity: n/a
Response Entity: ServiceInstances
Description: {name} is the service name. Returns all service instances for the named service.

getAny

Method: GET
Path: v1/anyservice/{name}
Request Entity: n/a
Response Entity: ServiceInstance
Description: {name} is the service name. Return a random instance from the given service or 404.

JSON specs

The JSON specifications for the REST entities are documented here: https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf?p=curator.git;a=blob_plain;f=curator-x-discovery-server/README.txt;hb=HEAD