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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook by Kevin Jackson

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Chapter 12. Monitoring

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Monitoring Compute services with Munin
  • Monitoring instances using Munin and Collectd
  • Monitoring the storage service using StatsD/Graphite
  • Monitoring MySQL with Hyperic

Introduction

There are a number of ways to monitor computer systems and their services but the same principles remain. Adequate monitoring and alerting of services is the only way to ensure we know there's a problem before our customers. From SNMP traps to agents running on machines specific to the services running, configuration of monitoring is an essential step in production deployments of OpenStack. This chapter introduces some tools that can be used to monitor services within our OpenStack environment.

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