OpenStack Telemetry (Ceilometer)

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Ceilometer Grizzly-3 Milestone

Written for Ceilometer by Nick Barcet on 2013-02-22

The Ceilometer team is proud to announce the second synchronous milestone delivery with the OpenStack project: Grizzly-3.
This is the last Grizzly milestone before feature freeze.

This milestone can be found at:
    https://launchpad.net/ceilometer/grizzly/grizzly-3/+download/ceilometer-2013.1.g3.tar.gz

With this milestone, 10 blueprints have been implemented and 20 bugs have been fixed. Here is a quick summary of the new features:
  * Higher level tests for db backends
  * Ability to send collected information to mutiple destinations
  * Swift batched request, which should decrease the load on Swift significantly
  * Provide one Keystone auth for all pollsters
  * Provide the meters unit's in /meters
  * Publish several counters in a row on RPC
  * Move listener framework to oslo for reuse by horizon and other projects
  * Added an average function to the API
  * Rebuilt API server with pecan and WSME
  * Ability to disable a counter
  * New improved API (v2) now available

2 blueprints did not make it into this milestone but were granted an exception for rc1 in yesterday's meeting as they were so close to be merged:
  * Publisher counters frequency receival
  * Add the HBase storage backend to Ceilometer

More details can be found at: https://launchpad.net/ceilometer/grizzly/grizzly-3

Thanks to Doug Hellmann, Julien Danjou, Angus Salkeld, Eoghan Glynn, Lianhao Lu, Guillaume Pernot, Shane Wang, Jiang Yunhong, Dan Florea & Nick Barcet for their contributions to this milestone.

Ceilometer Grizzly 2 Milestone available

Written for Ceilometer by Nick Barcet on 2013-01-14

The Ceilometer team is proud to announce the first synchronous milestone delivery with the OpenStack project. Grizzly-2 is also the last Folsom compatible version of Ceilometer as we are planning to introduce some breaking changes very soon in our trunk to enable a totally new set of features bringing Ceilometer beyond basic metering into monitoring and alerting.

This milestone can be found at:

    https://launchpad.net/ceilometer/grizzly/grizzly-2/+download/ceilometer-2013.1%7Eg2.tar.gz

With this milestone, 10 blueprints have been implemented and 53 bugs have been fixed. Here is a quick summary of the new features:

  * Plugins can now be disabled so that they will not be polled when they are not needed.
  * Removed all nova database access from Ceilometer agents
  * SQLAlchemy DB driver is now fully implemented
  * Ceilometer is now provided with a default configuration file
  * Multi-dimension indexing allows to perform queries that aggregate meters based on additional keypair values other than the simple tenant/user/resource triplet
  * Ceilometer now provides a user facing API which allows non-admin users to query Ceilometer, limiting them to their own data.
  * Compute agent interaction with hypervisor layer is now independent of nova internals
  * There is now a python-ceilometerclient library and a ceilometer client CLI
  * Swift is now instrumented and meters therefore accessible
  * Ceilometer does not need to use nova.flags nor to read nova configuration anymore

More details can be found at: https://launchpad.net/ceilometer/+milestone/grizzly-2

Thanks to Doug Hellmann, Julien Danjou, John Tran, Angus Salkeld, Eoghan Glynn, Lianhao Lu, Brooklyn Chen, Emilien Macchi, Guillaume Pernot, Fran├žois Charlier, and Jiang Yunhong for their contributions to this milestone.

Updated on 2013-01-14.

Ceilometer 0.1 (Folsom) is released

Written for Ceilometer by Nick Barcet on 2012-10-12

We were pleased to announce last friday the release of ceilometer 0.1 (Folsom). As its version number implies, it is still a project in its infancy, as it has not yet been incubated as an OpenStack project. It should, however, be ready to be used by the most adventurous ones as it offers a fairly nice coverage of OpenStack, a workable database backend, and a clean and sweet admin API to retrieve metering information from.

http://tarballs.openstack.org/ceilometer/ceilometer-0.1.tar.gz

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