[openstack-dev] [Openstack] [metering] Is it possilbe to use Ceilometer with non-openstack system

Julien Danjou julien at danjou.info
Tue Apr 2 08:17:47 UTC 2013

On Tue, Apr 02 2013, 焦杨 wrote:

> I am a newbie for Ceilometer and Openstack. After taking a quick look at
> Ceilomter's high level architecture, I think it's pretty clear and
> extensible. So, I am just wondering if it's possible to use Ceilometer with
> non-Openstack system? I mean, plugging Ceilometer in some legacy system to
> get billing function.

Yes, it has been designed for (at least we hope). You can send any
metrics and change the source field of these metrics (which value is
'openstack' by default) to whatever over system you want to meters.

How to send these metrics? Well, for a start you can use the program
`ceilometer-send-counter' that sends a counter over the bus.

Otherwise you can grab the publishing method from our Python code. :)

Julien Danjou
# Free Software hacker # freelance consultant
# http://julien.danjou.info
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