Cloud-Metric is an application framework for estimating cost of running applications on Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform. It is quite portable and lightweight. It is designed and developed for software engineers who want to see during development phase how their application is doing in terms of cost on the public clouds - AWS and GCP and also for researchers in academia with enough funding who want to migrate their (on-premise) applications to public clouds.
###Features Cloud-Metric provides the following features:
Resource Mining - meters user's development environment and output the results on application interface.
Resource Monitoring - monitors instances resources such as CPU, Memory, Disk storage, provides monitoring metrics for both inividual machines and entire clusters.
Cost Estimation - provides monthly on-demand cost estimates of the metered environment on Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform. provides individual machines monthly on-demand costs and cost of entire cluster. It also provide users the ability to see the varying costs of instances on all regions in AWS and GCP.
Instance Matching - matches each machine in user's environment to the closest matching instance type on AWS and GCP
Instance Recommendation - Cloud Metric provides recommendation of instances types on AWS and GCP based on the resource utilisation on the user's development environment
###Deployment Cloud Metric is composed of two components:
- Flask App
- External mining and monitoring scripts
We are ready to go!
I assume that you are in your ubuntu virtual machine
####Step 1: Install docker by running the following commands:
sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude -y upgrade
sudo aptitude install linux-image-extra-'uname -r
sudo sh -c "wget -qO- https://get.docker.io/gpg | apt-key add -"
sudo sh -c "echo deb http://get.docker.io/ubuntu docker main\ > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/docker.list"
sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude install lxc-docker
####Step 2: Run the following commands to install Docker Compose
sudo apt-get install python-pip
pip install docker-compose
####Step 3: Running the application Create a directory to store the application
git to clone the app from the repo
git clone https://github.com/ajallow07/Cloud_Cost_Estimator
Build the an image using docker compose
sudo docker-compose build
Start the application by
sudo docker-compose up
Go to your browser and type in
http://[your container IP]:5000, you should see the application interface!
Now you got cloud metric running the app and mongodb in a single docker container
####Step 4: External Mining and Monitoring files
To register you environment on cloud metric app, you need to run:
resource_mining.py - which meters your individual instances and sends the data to the app's monogDB
monitoring.py - which retrieve the resources (CPU, Memory, and Disk) utilization in your instance and send the data to app's monogoDB
60 seconds. You can change this value to anything value you want.
sudo apt-get install python-pymongo
sudo apt-get install python-psutil
Once installation is done you simply run the
resource_miner.py once by typing:
python resource_mining.py [IP of your mongoDB] [Your Cluster Name]
monitoring.py as a process by typing:
python monitoring.py [IP of your monogDB] [Your Cluster Name]
Congratulations! You've got your environment monitored and meter by Cloud Metric