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 this table to view the support status of monitoring components in Red Hat OpenStack Platform (RHOSP).

Table 1.1. Support status

Component  Fully supported sinceDeprecated inRemoved sinceNote

Aodh

RHOSP 9

RHOSP 15

 

Supported for the autoscaling use case.

Ceilometer

RHOSP 4

  

Supported for collection of metrics and events for RHOSP in the autoscaling and Service Telemetry Framework (STF) use cases.

Collectd

RHOSP 11

RHOSP 17.1

 

Supported for collection of infrastructure metrics for STF.

Gnocchi

RHOSP 9

RHOSP 15

 

Supported for storage of metrics for the autoscaling use case.

Panko

RHOSP 11

RHOSP 12, not installed by default since RHOSP 14

RHOSP 17.0

 

QDR

RHOSP 13

RHOSP 17.1

 

Supported for transmission of metrics and events data from RHOSP to STF.