Cloud infrastructure

Six mistakes in your OpenStack monitoring process…and how to fix them

Many cloud admins unwittingly sabotage their OpenStack monitoring processes. I collected a few common mistakes and what to do instead to make your OpenStack troubleshooting easier. Mistake #1: Investing a lot of time and effort into configuration Let’s get this straight: most commercial and open source monitoring tools avoid talking about how much effort you must invest in their configuration, let alone in their maintenance. So first try to find … read more

OpenStack monitoring beyond the Elastic Stack – Part 3: Monitoring with Dynatrace

This post is the third and final installment in our OpenStack monitoring series. Part 1 explores the state of OpenStack and some of its key terms, Part 2 is about the OpenStack monitoring space and how open source tools like the Elastic Stack (ELK Stack) compare to Dynatrace. In this last part let’s take a closer look at how Dynatrace monitors OpenStack. Since we started our journey with OpenStack, we … read more

OpenStack monitoring beyond the Elastic Stack – Part 2: Monitoring tool options

This article is the second part of our OpenStack monitoring series. Part 1 explores the state of OpenStack, and some of its key terms. In this post we will take a closer look at what your options are in case you want to set up a monitoring tool for OpenStack. The OpenStack monitoring space: Monasca, Ceilometer, Zabbix, Elastic Stack (ELK Stack) – and what they lack Monasca Monasca is the … read more

OpenStack monitoring beyond the Elastic Stack – Part 1: What is OpenStack?

We’ve been talking a lot about OpenStack over the past few months, and with good reason. Its explosive growth in popularity within the enterprise has enabled large, interoperable application architectures and, with this, a need for app-centric monitoring of the OpenStack cloud. There are several open source monitoring tools for OpenStack out there – like the Elastic Stack (ELK Stack) – but are they mature enough for the challenges posed by … read more