[openstack-dev] [ceilometer] ceilometer Floatingip Pollster change

gord chung gord at live.ca
Wed Jan 20 20:27:25 UTC 2016

i guess i should probably add that the current pollster doesn't work 
because of limitation in nova api[1].
if we want to support discovery of whether nova-network or neutron is 
used, the existing pollster and nova-api still needs to be fixed.

[1] https://bugs.launchpad.net/ceilometer/+bug/1346429

On 19/01/2016 11:28 PM, Pradeep Kilambi wrote:
> Ceilometer floatingip pollster currently polls the nova api to get the 
> floating ip info periodically. But due to limitations in the nova api 
> as listed in this bug[1],
> the data ceilometer receives isn't all that useful. Nova doesn't 
> return this info for all tenants. There has been some work in juno 
> time frame but it was
> reverted due to the fact that the nova api logs were being spammed [2].
> Due to these concerns, the proposal now is to use the neutron api to 
> get this data as proposed in this patch[3]. What we would like to know 
> is,
> 1. Is the data gathered from current floating ip pollster being used? 
> if so how and what context ?
> 2. This might only be an issue for pure nova-network scenario, but 
> even that i'm not sure how useful the current data we gather is?
> 3. Are there any other concerns regarding this change that we should 
> discuss?
> Any feedback appreciated,
> Thanks,
> ~ Pradeep
> [1] https://bugs.launchpad.net/nova/+bug/1402514
> [2] 
> http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2014-June/037304.html
> [3] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/269369/
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