Chapter 1. Workflow and architecture

To install Metrics Store, complete the following major tasks:

Metrics Store architecture

The Metrics Store architecture is based on the Red Hat OpenShift EFK logging stack, running on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.11.

Metrics Store uses the following services:

  • collectd (hosts) collects metrics from hosts, virtual machines, and databases.
  • rsyslog (hosts) collects metrics, adds log data, enriches the data with metadata, and sends the enriched data to Elasticsearch.
  • Elasticsearch (Metrics Store virtual machine) stores and indexes the data.
  • Kibana (Metrics Store virtual machine) analyzes and presents the data as dashboards and charts.

Figure 1.1. Metrics Store architecture

Metrics Store architecture