With OpenStack it is an ease to provide an object store backed up from your Ceph RadosGW. But getting the usage metrics from Ceph into Ceilometer and Gnocchi is a little bit tricky. At least if you use OpenStack Pike. Following the official Pike documentation we need a RadosGW user with the correct credentials, usage logging enabled and a little bit of Ceilometer configuration:


$ radosgw-admin user create --uid ceilometer --display-name "ceilometer" --caps "usage=read;metadata=read;users=read;buckets=read"
# ceilometer.conf
radosgw = object-store
access_key = access
secret_key = secret


Additionally we need to add the radosgw.* metrics to your ceilometer polling.yaml. At this point the official documentation lets you down with inconsistent metric names. In Pike, there are no entry points for radosgw.* metrics, only for the old rgw.* metrics. This is described in the bug #1726458. But following the defined entry points into the code, we see that these creates the new radosgw.* metrics. Well, adding the old metric names to your polling.yaml delivers you the new metric names… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


# polling.yaml
- name: radosgw_pollsters
    interval: 1200
    -  rgw.containers.objects
    -  rgw.containers.objects.size
    -  rgw.objects
    -  rgw.objects.size
    -  rgw.objects.containers
    -  rgw.usage

To bring it to an end, restarting “ceilometer central” will deliver your RadwosGW metrics to Gnocchi.

Achim Ledermueller

Autor: Achim Ledermueller

Der Exil Regensburger kam 2012 zu NETWAYS, nachdem er dort sein Wirtschaftsinformatik Studium beendet hatte. In der Managed Services Abteilung ist unter anderem für die Automatisierung des RZ-Betriebs und der Evaluierung und Einführung neuer Technologien zuständig.