Friday, May 13, 2016

OpenStack Kilo Ceilometer Analysis (1)


How to Get Token

To access ceilometer, we need to get token first.

curl -si -d @token-request.json -H "Content-type: application/json"

where token-request.json is file that you can replace admin and password to any target tenant.

    "auth": {
        "identity": {
            "methods": [
            "password": {
                "user": {
                    "domain": {
                        "name": "Default"
                    "name": "admin",
                    "password": "password"
        "scope": {
            "project": {
                "domain": {
                    "name": "Default"
                "name": "admin"

After we get token, we now can access meter by using the token we got.

Access Meters

junmeindeMacBook$ curl -H 'X-Auth-Token: 8fbfdcf3dc9c4986badaf4a281d444c6' -H 'Content-Type: application/json'

[{"count": 3, "duration_start": "2016-05-04T04:40:42", "min": 318464.0, "duration_end": "2016-05-04T05:00:42", "max": 331776.0, "sum": 982016.0, "period": 0, "period_end": "2016-05-04T05:00:42", "duration": 1200.0, "period_start": "2016-05-04T04:40:42", "avg": 327338.6666666667, "groupby": null, "unit": "B"}]

take average of meters

junmeindeMacBook$ curl -H 'X-Auth-Token: 8fbfdcf3dc9c4986badaf4a281d444c6' -H 'Content-Type: application/json'

[{"duration_start": "2016-05-04T04:50:42", "duration_end": "2016-05-04T05:00:42", "period": 0, "duration": 600.0, "period_end": "2016-05-04T05:00:42", "aggregate": {"avg": 0.20934195882025602}, "period_start": "2016-05-04T04:50:42", "avg": 0.20934195882025602, "groupby": null, "unit": "%"}]

More examples

Here we show more complicate request including timesamap, qeury field, and query operator and their combination.

get project cpu_util information

curl -H 'X-Auth-Token: 90872f53cf534bf98292693ffe31c1ac' -H 'Content-Type: application/json'  "http://localhost:8777/v2/meters/cpu_util/statistics?q.field=timestamp&q.op=ge&q.value=2014-08-20T13:34:17&q.field=project_id&q.op=eq&q.value=9aff044df2d44839bd36ee98e08ffa88"

query for a instance

curl -H 'X-Auth-Token: 90872f53cf534bf98292693ffe31c1ac' -H 'Content-Type: application/json'  "http://localhost:8777/v2/meters/cpu_util/statistics?q.field=timestamp&q.op=ge&q.value=2014-08-20T13:34:17&q.field=resource_id&q.op=eq&q.value=664615f2-c9b2-4c5b-b3df-68e9f5616a1b"

An example for query filter need “ ”

curl -X GET -H 'X-Auth-Token: 90872f53cf534bf98292693ffe31c1ac' "http://localhost:8777/v2/meters/instance?q.field=metadata.event_type&q.value=compute.instance.exists"

curl -H 'X-Auth-Token: 90872f53cf534bf98292693ffe31c1ac' -H 'Content-Type: application/json'  "http://localhost:8777/v2/meters/cpu_util/statistics?q.field=timestamp&q.op=ge&q.value=2014-08-20T13:34:17"

for multiple query:

curl -H 'X-Auth-Token: 90872f53cf534bf98292693ffe31c1ac' -H 'Content-Type: application/json'  "http://localhost:8777/v2/meters/cpu_util/statistics?q.field=timestamp&q.op=ge&q.value=2014-08-20T13:34:17&q.field=timestamp&q.op=le&q.value=2014-08-30T13:00:00"

Code analysis (not Complete)

root@ubuntu:~/ceilometer/ceilometer/api/controllers/v2# ls

We can check the API Doc (Kilo)

It's very clear that each api endpoints corresponding to a python file such as meters, query, capabilities. The most important part is ceilometer uses pecan web framework not wsgi. So it's quite difference with OpenStack framework, Paste + PasteDeploy + Routes + WebOb.

We will share the part of code analysis in feature.

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