Chapter 1. Introduction to Red Hat OpenStack Platform monitoring tools

Monitoring tools are an optional suite of tools designed to help operators maintain an OpenStack environment. The tools perform the following functions:

  • Centralized logging: Gather logs from all components in the OpenStack environment in one central location. You can identify problems across all nodes and services, and optionally, export the log data to Red Hat for assistance in diagnosing problems.
  • Availability monitoring: Monitor all components in the OpenStack environment and determine if any components are currently experiencing outages or are otherwise not functional. You can also configure the system to alert you when problems are identified.

1.1. Support status of monitoring components

Use the Support status table to view the support status of monitoring components in Red Hat OpenStack Platform.

Table 1.1. Support status

Component  Fully supported sinceDeprecated inRemoved sinceNote

Aodh

OSP 9

OSP 15

 

Used for auto scaling in 16.1

Ceilometer

OSP 4

   

Collectd

OSP 11

   

Gnocchi

OSP 9

OSP 15

  

Panko

OSP 11

OSP 12, not installed by default since OSP 14

OSP 16.1

Required for Cloudforms until 16.1

osops-tools-monitoring-oscheck

 

OSP 14