Snap collector plugin - Docker
This plugin collects runtime metrics from Docker containers and its host machine. It gathers information about resource usage and performance characteristics.
It's used in the Snap framework.
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In order to use this plugin you need Docker Engine installed. Visit Install Docker Engine for detailed instructions how to do it. Plugin was tested against Docker version 1.12.3.
- Darwin/amd64 (needs docker-machine)
Download the plugin binary:
You can get the pre-built binaries for your OS and architecture from the plugin's GitHub Releases page. Download the plugin from the latest release and load it into
/opt/snap/plugins is the default location for Snap packages).
To build the plugin binary:
Clone repo into
$ git clone https://github.com/<yourGithubID>/snap-plugin-collector-docker.git
Build the Snap docker plugin by running make within the cloned repo:
It may take a while to pull dependencies if you haven't had them already.
This builds the plugin in
Configuration and Usage
It's possible to provide configuration to plugin via task manifest.
In order to setup Docker Remote API endpoint and procfs path in workflow section of a task configuration file it is necessary to include following:
workflow: collect: config: /intel/docker: endpoint: "<DOCKER_REMOTE_API_ENDPOINT>" procfs: "<PATH_TO_PROCFS>"
where DOCKER_REMOTE_API_ENDPOINT is an endpoint that is being used to communicate with Docker daemon via Docker Remote API, where PATH_TO_PROCFS is a path to proc filesystem on host.
For more information see Docker Remote API reference
There are a number of other resources you can review to learn to use this plugin:
Notice, that this plugin using default docker server endpoint
unix:///var/run/docker.sock to communicate with docker deamon.
However, adding support for custom endpoints is on Roadmap.
Client instance ready for communication with the given // server endpoint. It will use the latest remote API version available in the // server.
The list of collected metrics is described in METRICS.md.
Similar to dream levels in the movie Inception, we have different levels of examples:
- LEVEL 0: Snap running on your system (Linux only).
- LEVEL 1: Snap runs in a container.
- LEVEL 2: Snap runs in a docker-in-docker container.
For the sake of ease-of-use, these examples are presented in reverse order.
Run example in a docker-in-docker container
Run example in a docker container (Linux or Darwin only)
Run example on your Linux system
Check if there is some running docker container(s):
$ docker ps CONTAINER ID IMAGE COMMAND CREATED STATUS PORTS NAMES 7720efd76bb8 ubuntu "/bin/bash" 35 minutes ago Up 35 minutes prickly_spence ad5221e8ae73 ubuntu "/bin/bash" 36 minutes ago Up 36 minutes suspicious_mirzakhani
In one terminal window, start the Snap daemon (in this case with logging set to 1 and trust disabled):
$ snapteld -l 1 -t 0
In another terminal window download and load plugins:
$ wget http://snap.ci.snap-telemetry.io/plugins/snap-plugin-collector-docker/latest/linux/x86_64/snap-plugin-collector-docker $ wget http://snap.ci.snap-telemetry.io/plugins/snap-plugin-publisher-file/latest/linux/x86_64/snap-plugin-publisher-file $ chmod 755 snap-plugin-* $ snaptel plugin load snap-plugin-collector-docker $ snaptel plugin load snap-plugin-publisher-file
You can list all of available metrics:
$ snaptel metric list
Download an example task file and load it:
$ curl -sfLO https://raw.githubusercontent.com/intelsdi-x/snap-plugin-collector-docker/master/examples/tasks/docker-file.json $ snaptel task create -t docker-file.json Using task manifest to create task Task created ID: 02dd7ff4-8106-47e9-8b86-70067cd0a850 Name: Task-02dd7ff4-8106-47e9-8b86-70067cd0a850 State: Running
See output from snaptel task watch
(notice, that below only the fragment of task watcher output has been presented)
$ snaptel task watch 02dd7ff4-8106-47e9-8b86-70067cd0a850 Watching Task (02dd7ff4-8106-47e9-8b86-70067cd0a850): NAMESPACE DATA TIMESTAMP /intel/docker/7720efd76bb8/cgroups/cpu_stats/cpu_usage/total_usage 2.146646e+07 2016-06-21 12:44:09.551811277 +0200 CEST /intel/docker/7720efd76bb8/cgroups/cpu_stats/cpu_usage/kernel_mode 1e+07 2016-06-21 12:44:09.552107446 +0200 CEST /intel/docker/7720efd76bb8/cgroups/cpu_stats/cpu_usage/user_mode 0 2016-06-21 12:44:09.552146203 +0200 CEST /intel/docker/ad5221e8ae73/cgroups/cpu_stats/cpu_usage/total_usage 2.146646e+07 2016-06-21 12:44:09.551811277 +0200 CEST /intel/docker/ad5221e8ae73/cgroups/cpu_stats/cpu_usage/kernel_mode 1e+07 2016-06-21 12:44:09.552107446 +0200 CEST /intel/docker/ad5221e8ae73/cgroups/cpu_stats/cpu_usage/user_mode 0 2016-06-21 12:44:09.552146203 +0200 CEST /intel/docker/root/cgroups/cpu_stats/cpu_usage/total_usage 2.88984998661e+12 2016-06-21 12:44:09.551811277 +0200 CEST /intel/docker/root/cgroups/cpu_stats/cpu_usage/kernel_mode 6.38e+11 2016-06-21 12:44:09.552107446 +0200 CEST /intel/docker/root/cgroups/cpu_stats/cpu_usage/user_mode 9.4397e+11 2016-06-21 12:44:09.552146203 +0200 CEST
ctrl+c terminate task watcher)
These data are published to file and stored there (in this example in
There isn't a current roadmap for this plugin, but it is in active development. As we launch this plugin, we do not have any outstanding requirements for the next release.
This repository is one of many plugins in snap, a powerful telemetry framework. See the full project at http://github.com/intelsdi-x/snap.
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