[openstack-dev] [Fuel] fuel master monitoring

Anton Zemlyanov azemlyanov at mirantis.com
Wed Nov 5 16:26:19 UTC 2014

Monitoring of the Fuel master's disk space is the special case. I really
wonder why Fuel master have no HA option, disk overflow can be predicted
but many other failures cannot. HA is a solution of the 'single point of
failure' problem.

The current monitoring recommendations (
are based on analyzing logs and manual checks, that are rather reactive way
of fixing problems. Zabbix is quite good for preventing failures that are
predictable but for the abrupt problems Zabbix just reports them 'post

The only way to remove the single failure point is to implement


On Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 6:26 PM, Przemyslaw Kaminski <pkaminski at mirantis.com>

> Hello,
> In extension to my comment in this bug [1] I'd like to discuss the
> possibility of adding Fuel master node monitoring. As I wrote in the
> comment, when disk is full it might be already too late to perform any
> action since for example Nailgun could be down because DB shut itself down.
> So we should somehow warn the user that disk is running low (in the UI and
> fuel CLI on stderr for example) before it actually happens.
> For now the only meaningful value to monitor would be disk usage -- do you
> have other suggestions? If not then probably a simple API endpoint with
> statvfs calls would suffice. If you see other usages of this then maybe it
> would be better to have some daemon collecting the stats we want.
> If we opted for a daemon, then I'm aware that the user can optionally
> install Zabbix server although looking at blueprints in [2] I don't see
> anything about monitoring Fuel master itself -- is it possible to do?
> Though the installation of Zabbix though is not mandatory so it still
> doesn't completely solve the problem.
> [1] https://bugs.launchpad.net/fuel/+bug/1371757
> [2] https://blueprints.launchpad.net/fuel/+spec/monitoring-system
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