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OpenStack - Cinder

Included in Opsview Monitor 5.4
Opsview Supported
by Thomas Webb

OpenStack- Cinder Opspack Overview

OpenStack is an open source software platform for cloud computing and mostly deployed as an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS).  The main initiative of OpenStack is to create and manage large groups of virtual private servers in a data center via web-based dashboards, command-line tools, or a RESTful API. OpenStack supports compatibility between cloud services and enable businesses to build Amazon-like cloud services in their own data centers. Freely available under the Apache 2.0 license, OpenStack is commonly labeled as the “Linux of the Cloud". 
Cinder is a Block Storage service for OpenStack. It's designed to present storage resources to end users that can be consumed by the OpenStack Compute Project (Nova).

What You Can Monitor

Opsview Monitor's Cinder Opspack can help detect issues within your Cinder environment by providing performance counters for volumes and snapshots. There are specific service checks that monitor both the status and size of your critical snapshots or volumes, ensuring that they remain active and do not become too large. By having a quick view into these key statistics, you can utilize these service checks to receive alerts, display them in a customizable dashboard, or graph data size of a volume in our Graph Center.


AllVolumes: Cinder collect all volume names
VolumeStatus: Cinder get the status of a specific volume
VolumeSize: Cinder get the data size of a specific volume
AllSnapshots: Cinder collect all snapshot names
SnapshotStatus: Cinder get the status of a specific snapshot
SnapshotSize: Cinder get the data size of a specific snapshot


Setup and configuration:

This plugin requires the Openstack API, which must be accessible from the monitoring host.

To configure and utilize this Opspack, you simply need to add the 'OS - OpenStack - Cinder' Opspack to the host running the OpenStack Cinder Server software, and specify the variables 'OPENSTACK_CINDER_VOLUME', 'OPENSTACK_CINDER_SNAPSHOT' and 'OPENSTACK_AUTH' field in the host configuration.


Step 1: Add the host template

OpenStack Cinder Host Template

Step 2: Add the variables to the host and configure

OpenStack Cinder Host Variables

Step 3: Reload and monitor the Cinder instance

OpenStack Cinder Service Checks