Configuring SNMP on the compute nodes
VMTurbo's Operations Manager relies on SNMP to get host metrics. To do this, SNMP needs to be enabled on all the compute nodes.
An inventory of all the SNMP metrics provided by OpenStack are listed on the following page - OpenStack Docs: Measurements
A sample snmpd.conf file can be found attached to this article and can be used as a reference to enable SNMP on the compute node. The location of the file is /etc/snmp. Make sure the owner is root.
The following entries will need to be change in the file:
# diff snmpd.conf snmpd.conf.old
< view systemview included .126.96.36.199.2.1
< view systemview included .188.8.131.52.4.1.2021
> view systemview included .184.108.40.206.2.1.1
> view systemview included .220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1
< disk /var/lib/nova/instances 15
Note: The disk entry above should be '/' if the VMs are on local storage or '/var/lib/nova/instances' if the VMs are on shared storage
The SNMP service on the compute nodes can be enabled and restarted using the following commands:
systemctl enable snmpd.service
systemctl start snmpd.service
At this point you can do a snmpwalk from the controller to see if the controller can access the SNMP metrics on the compute nodes.
snmpwalk -v 2c -c public <compute_node>
Configuration on the Controller node
Add a source under the 'sources' entry in the /etc/ceilometer/pipeline.yaml file with the following contents:
- name: meter_snmp
- name: meter_snmp_rate
In addition, add a sink under the 'sinks' entry in the /etc/ceilometer/pipeline.yaml file
- name: snmp_sink
- name: "rate_of_change"
Note: Replace compute*.eng.vmturbo.com with the FQDN of hosts in your environment. Resources must contain a list of the compute nodes. In the above snippet is a 3 node environment with compute1.eng.vmturbo.com, compute2.eng.vmturbo.com and compute3.eng.vmturbo.com as the compute nodes.
After adding the following to the pipeline.yaml file, restart the ceilometer-central service.
The output can be verified by running the following command that should give you an output for the hardware metrics that were configured:
ceilometer meter-list | grep hardware