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::Video: https://www.openstack.org/summit/tokyo-2015/videos/presentation/ceilometer-monascaceilosca
::Video: https://www.openstack.org/summit/tokyo-2015/videos/presentation/ceilometer-monascaceilosca
::Slides: https://www.slideshare.net/FabioGiannetti/ceilosca
= Features =
= Features =

Revision as of 20:31, 27 June 2017


Ceilosca is a combination of Ceilometer and Monasca. In Ceilosca data collected using the Ceilometer Agents (Notification Agent, Central/Compute Agent) is sent to the Monasca API and retrieved back using the Ceilometer V2 API for backwards compatibility.

Note that changes in Ceilometer in Ocata and beyond to deprecate the Ceilometer API still need to be addressed in future versions of Ceilosca. Nevertheless, data gathered from the Ceilometer Agents and sent to the Monasca API will still be available through the Monasca API.


Tokyo Summit 2015
Video: https://www.openstack.org/summit/tokyo-2015/videos/presentation/ceilometer-monascaceilosca
Slides: https://www.slideshare.net/FabioGiannetti/ceilosca


  • Makes use of existing Ceilometer sample gathering functionality through OpenStack services
  • Leverages the Monasca monitoring setup, thus reducing overall complexity in cloud deployment
  • Integrated with devstack deployment so you can try it out


Ceilosca has two major components:

  • A publisher component that takes samples from the Ceilometer Agent and publishes them to the Monasca API.
  • A storage driver component that works with the Ceilometer V2 API to use the Monasca API to retrieve stored samples.

Additionally, the Ceilosca project includes testing resources and a Devstack plugin to allow deployment.

Deployment and Troubleshooting

For information on how to deploy Ceilosca, see the monasca-ceilometer/README.md and monasca-ceilometer/devstack/README.md. In brief, Ceilosca may be overlaid on a devstack deployment which has Ceilometer and Monasca services, or you may use the provided Vagrant file to deploy a complete Ceilosca devstack, or you may use the examples and directions provided to include Ceilosca in your own deployment mechanism.

Troubleshooting - Devstack deployment

  • Look in /opt/stack/logs/ceilometer.log for errors
  • The Ceilometer command line client needs to have the correct environment variables set. If you have trouble connecting to Monasca, try using the default password from Monasca.
 * export OS_PROJECT_NAME=service
 * export OS_PASSWORD=<password set in local.conf as SERVICE_PASSWORD>
 * export OS_AUTH_URL=http://<fill in your Keystone ip>/identity/v3/
 * export OS_USERNAME=ceilometer
 * export OS_TENANT_NAME=service
  • Check items in the Common deployment section below

Troubleshooting - Common deployment

  • Check the Ceilometer services are running
  • Check /etc/ceilometer/pipeline.yaml has a proper publishers: -monasca:// entry
  • Check /etc/ceilometer/pipeline.yaml has meters defined that match what you want to gather
  • Check that /etc/ceilometer/ceilometer.conf has an entry in [database] for metering_connection that specifies a monasca://http: address that points to your monasca instance
  • Look in /var/log/ceilometer.log or /opt/stack/logs/ceilometer.log for errors
  • Look in /var/log/monasca/api/monasca-api.log for connection issues from ceilometer


  • OpenStack Git:


  • Github:


Coding Standards

All Python code conforms to the OpenStack standards at http://docs.openstack.org/developer/hacking/.


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