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Table of Contents

  1. Overview - What is the gnocchi module?
  2. Module Description - What does the module do?
  3. Setup - The basics of getting started with gnocchi
  4. Implementation - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing
  5. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  6. Development - Guide for contributing to the module
  7. Contributors - Those with commits
  8. Release Notes - Release notes for the project
  9. Repository - The project source code repository


The gnocchi module is a part of OpenStack, an effort by the OpenStack infrastructure team to provide continuous integration testing and code review for OpenStack and OpenStack community projects as part of the core software. The module itself is used to flexibly configure and manage the management service for OpenStack.

Module Description


What the gnocchi module affects:

  • Gnocchi, the HTTP API to store metrics and index resources for OpenStack (OpenStack Datapoint Service).

Installing gnocchi

puppet module install openstack/gnocchi



gnocchi is a combination of Puppet manifest and ruby code to delivery configuration and extra functionality through types and providers.



The gnocchi_config provider is a children of the ini_setting provider. It allows one to write an entry in the /etc/gnocchi/gnocchi.conf file.

gnocchi_config { 'DEFAULT/debug' :
  value => true,

This will write debug=true in the [DEFAULT] section.


Section/setting name to manage from gnocchi.conf


The value of the setting to be defined.


Whether to hide the value from Puppet logs. Defaults to false.


If value is equal to ensure_absent_val then the resource will behave as if ensure => absent was specified. Defaults to <SERVICE DEFAULT>


Load balancing Gnocchi MySQL with HAProxy


MySQL client/server interaction causes an issue where the HAProxy server will keep a connection in TIME_WAIT. When Gnocchi is processing data it will generate a lot of connections to MySQL and exhaust all available tcp ports for a given IP address. If the HAProxy VIP is shared with other components, this can cause them to be unavailable too. Tuning of HAProxy instance is essential when using Gnocchi with a MySQL behind an HAProxy.

The sysctl parameters need tuning.

  • net.ipv4.tcp_tw_reuse = 1
  • net.core.somaxconn = 4096
  • net.ipv4.tcp_max_syn_backlog = 60000

Additionally, HAProxy can be configured to use different source IP addresses on each backend to help further mitigate the issue.


Developer documentation for the entire puppet-openstack project.


The github contributor graph.

Release Notes


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