[ironic] Should we add ironic-prometheus-exporter under Ironic umbrella?

Mohammed Naser mnaser at vexxhost.com
Fri Jun 7 17:42:50 UTC 2019

Hi Iury,

This seems pretty awesome.  I threw in some comments

On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 11:08 AM Iury Gregory <iurygregory at gmail.com> wrote:
> Greetings Ironicers!
> I would like to have your input on the matter of moving the ironic-prometheus-exporter to Ironic umbrella.
> What is the ironic-prometheus-exporter?
> The ironic-prometheus-exporter[1] provides a way to export hardware sensor data from
> Ironic project in OpenStack to Prometheus [2]. It's implemented as an oslo-messaging notification driver to get the sensor data and a Flask Application to export the metrics to Prometheus. It can not only be used in metal3-io but also in any OpenStack deployment which includes Ironic service.

This seems really neat.  From my perspective, it seems like it waits
for notifications, and then writes it out to a file.  The flask server
seems to do nothing but pretty much serve the contents at /metrics.  I
think we should be doing more of this inside OpenStack to be honest
and this can be really useful in the perspective of operators.

I don't want to complicate this more however, but I would love for
this to be a pattern/framework that other projects can adopt.

> How to ensure the sensor data will follow the Prometheus format?
> We are using the prometheus client_python [3] to generate the file with the metrics that come trough the oslo notifier plugin.
> How it will be tested on the gate?
> Virtualbmc can't provide sensor data that the actual plugin supports. We would collect sample metrics from the hardware and use it in the unit tests.
> Maybe we should discuss this in the next ironic weekly meeting (10th June)?
> [1] https://github.com/metal3-io/ironic-prometheus-exporter
> [2] https://prometheus.io/
> [3] https://github.com/prometheus/client_python
> --
> Att[]'s
> Iury Gregory Melo Ferreira
> MSc in Computer Science at UFCG
> Part of the puppet-manager-core team in OpenStack
> Software Engineer at Red Hat Czech
> Social: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iurygregory
> E-mail:  iurygregory at gmail.com

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