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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook by Kevin Jackson

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Monitoring the storage service using StatsD/Graphite

When monitoring the OpenStack Storage service, Swift, we are looking at gathering key metrics from within the storage cluster in order to make decisions on its health. For this, we can use a small piece of middleware named swift-informant, together with StatsD and Graphite, to produce near real-time stats of our cluster.

Getting ready

We will be configuring StatsD and Graphite on a server that has access to the OpenStack Storage proxy server. Ensure this server has enough RAM, disk, and CPU capacity for the environment you are running.

How to do it...

To install StatsD and Graphite, carry out the following steps:

Prerequisites

For this, we will be configuring a new Ubuntu 12.04 server. Once ...

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