Support for VMware vCenter Server

Registered by Piyush Masrani on 2013-11-20

Although Nova provides support for VMware vCenter Server, Ceilometer does not. It does not collect metrics of virtual machines deployed on VMware virtualization platform. It will be necessary to extend this support in Ceilometer.
The aim is to implement a polling agent that queries samples from VMware vCenter Server:
1) for existing meters.
2) create new meters in Ceilometer for which VMware vCenter Server provides data.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Julien Danjou
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
Piyush Masrani
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Akhil Hingane
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for icehouse
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
milestone icon 2014.1
Started by
Piyush Masrani on 2014-01-31
Completed by
Julien Danjou on 2014-03-18

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One comment: it might make sense to have separate blueprints for adding the initial support for vCenter, and for adding any new attributes. I'd focus first on getting basic support in place, then look at what else we may want to expose. - Dan Wendlandt

agree with Dan, let's split bp to have one for supporting existing meters and another for extending -- gordc

i'm pretty interested in this item, are we still targeting icehouse-3? any help needed? -- gordc

Gerrit topic: https://review.openstack.org/#q,topic:bp/vmware-vcenter-server,n,z

Addressed by: https://review.openstack.org/73809
    VMware vSphere support

Addressed by: https://review.openstack.org/74702
    VMware vSphere support

Addressed by: https://review.openstack.org/76177
    Changes for cpu_util

Addressed by: https://review.openstack.org/76571
    VMware vSphere support for disk rate counters

Addressed by: https://review.openstack.org/77355
    Changes for networking metrics support for vSphere

Addressed by: https://review.openstack.org/79910
    Documenting hypervisor support for nova meters

Addressed by: https://review.openstack.org/80314
    VMware vSphere: Improve the accuracy of queried samples

Addressed by: https://review.openstack.org/80764
    VMware vSphere: Bug fixes

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