[Gluster-users] Subject: Help needed in improving monitoring in Gluster

Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay sankarshan.mukhopadhyay at gmail.com
Mon Jul 23 16:25:50 UTC 2018

On Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 8:24 PM, Maarten van Baarsel
<mrten_glusterusers at ii.nl> wrote:
> On 23/07/18 16:03, Pranith Kumar Karampuri wrote:
>> We want gluster's monitoring/observability to be as easy as possible going
>> forward. As part of reaching this goal we are starting this initiative to
>> add improvements to existing apis/commands and create new apis/commands to
>> gluster so that the admin can integrate it with whichever monitoring tool
>> he/she likes. The gluster-prometheus project hosted at
>> https://github.com/gluster/gluster-prometheus is the direction in which we
>> feel metrics can be collected and distributed from a Gluster cluster
>> enabling analysis and visualization.
>> As a first step we want to hear from you what you feel needs to be
>> addressed.
> Regarding monitoring; I would love to see in my monitoring that
> geo-replication is working as intended; at the moment I'm faking georep
> monitoring by having a process touch a file (every server involved in
> gluster touches another file) on every volume and checking mtime on the
> slave.

I'd like to request that if possible, you elaborate on how you'd like
to see the "as intended" situation. What kind of data points and/or
visualization would aid you in arriving at that conclusion?

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