The HCI Ccollector is a container based metrics collection and graphing solution for NetApp HCI and SolidFire systems running Element OS 9+
v .6 (beta)
Updates in .6
- Changed name of repository to hcicollector from sfcollector to more accurately reflect new functionality
- Changed file layout to be more consistent with container names and roles
- Retooled for Grafana 5.0.0
- Dashboards and datasources are now automatically added through the new provisioning functionality in Grafana 5
- Removed the external volume for the Grafana container, only Graphite uses an (optional) external iSCSI volume for persistent data
- Added the ability to poll for active alerts in the "SolidFire Cluster" dashboard.
- Added support for email alerting based on SolidFire events. Note: alerting queries do not support templating variables so if you have multiple clusters you will need to use "*" for the cluster instance instead of the "$Cluster" variable. The net effect of this is that the alert pane will show alerts from ALL clusters instead of an individually selected cluster.
- New detailed install document
- Added a very basic installation script
See the changelog for updates in previous versions
The SFCollector is a fully packaged metrics collection and graphing solution for Element OS 9+ based on these containers:
- sfcollector -> runs a python script to scrape results from SolidFire clusters
- vmwcollector -> vSphere stats collector, written in Go
- graphite -> keeps all time series data from the HCICollector
- grafana -> Graphing engine
The collector stores metrics in graphite and presents those metrics through a set of pre-configured Grafana dashboards. Optionally, the Netapp Trident project can be used for persistent storage of metrics on a NetApp system.
- Docker host running 17.03+
- Account information for vCenter (optional) and SolidFire components to collect against
Quick and Dirty Installation and Configuration
*Clone the https://github.com/jedimt/hcicollector Github repo *Execute the install_hcicollector.sh script and provide the requested input *Start up the containers (`docker-compose up`) **Or in detached mode (`docker-compose up -d`)
For more information please consult the following material included in this repository:
- Installation and configuration guide "TR-4694-0618-Visualizing-NetApp-HCI-Performance.pdf"
- Overview PowerPoint deck "HCICollector Overview.pptx"
- Installation demo and dashboard walkthrough "hcicollector-v.6-Install_and_Overview.mp4"
GitHub - Jedimt
Blog - Jedimt.com
Twitter - @jedimt
This would not have been possible if not for the prior work of cblomart, cbiebers and jmreicha