Openstack Service Checks

  • By Canonical BootStack Charmers
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Channel Version Revision Published Runs on
latest/stable 11 11 29 Apr 2022
Ubuntu 20.04 Ubuntu 18.04
latest/candidate 48b859d 22 27 Sep 2022
Ubuntu 22.04 Ubuntu 20.04 Ubuntu 18.04
latest/beta 11 11 29 Apr 2022
Ubuntu 20.04 Ubuntu 18.04
latest/edge 48b859d 22 09 Sep 2022
Ubuntu 22.04 Ubuntu 20.04 Ubuntu 18.04
juju deploy openstack-service-checks
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20.04 18.04


This charm provides OpenStack service checks for Nagios


juju deploy cs:~canonical-bootstack/openstack-service-checks
juju add-relation openstack-service-checks nrpe

This charm supports relating to keystone via the keystone-credentials interface. If you do not wish to use this, you can supply your own credential set for Openstack by adding 'os-credentials' setting (see setting description hints)

juju config openstack-services-checks os-credentials=" ... "

With Keystone

juju add-relation openstack-service-checks:identity-credentials keystone:identity-credentials

API endpoints monitoring

If your OpenStack API endpoints have a common URL for the Admin, Public and Internal addresses, you should consider disabling some endpoints which would be duplicated otherwise, e.g.

juju config openstack-service-checks check_internal_urls=False check_admin_urls=False

If such API endpoints use TLS, new checks will monitor the certificates expiration time:

juju config openstack-service-checks tls_warn_days=30 tls_crit_days=14

Note: in order to have endpoint checks updated on endpoint changes you should also relate identity-notifications:

juju add-relation keystone:identity-notifications openstack-service-checks:identity-notifications

Alternatively, instead of the above relation, there is also an action "refresh-endpoint-checks" available. Running this action will update the service checks with the current endpoints.

Octavia Checks

Knowning when an openstack load-balancer is having an issue is an important operational situation which this charm helps manage. There is both course grain control over octavia checks, as well as more fine-grained control by use of the following config items.

Course Grain
  • check-octavia: true or false can enable or disable checks
Fine Grain
  • octavia-loadbalancers-ignored
  • octavia-amphorae-ignored
  • octavia-pools-ignored
  • octavia-image-ignored

Each of these config items adds an ignore-list of keywords. Each keyword in the ignore list will be blocked when it appears in the output of the check.


Ignoring a test or non-production loadbalancer with the ID=deadbeef-1234 -56789012-dead-beef which is INACTIVE or DEGRADED.

juju config my-openstack-service-checks octavia-loadbalancer-ignored='deadbeef-1234-56789012-dead-beef,'

Ignoring all loadbalancers which happen to be DEGRADED.

juju config my-openstack-service-checks octavia-loadbalancer-ignored='DEGRADED,'

Ignoring amphorae that are stuck in BOOTING state

juju config my-openstack-service-checks octavia-amphorae-ignored='BOOTING,'

Masakari Checks

Alert when the openstack compute nodes protected by Masakari are on maintenance during a failure. Follow-up must be done to re-enable the service for nodes marked by Masakari as being in maintenance state.

juju config openstack-service-checks check-masakari=true

Compute services monitoring

Compute services are monitored via the 'os-services' interface. Several thresholds can be adjusted to tweak the alerting system: number of available nodes per host (warning and critical thresholds), ignore certain host aggregates (by default, no aggregates are skipped), ignore nodes in 'disabled' state.

juju config openstack-service-checks nova_warn=2 nova_crit=1
juju config openstack-service-checks skipped_host_aggregates='hostaggr1,hostaggr2'
juju config openstack-service-checks skip-disabled=true

Rally checks

A new nrpe check supports a limited list of rally/tempest tests, which can be scheduled to run via cron (default cronjob schedule is every 15 minutes). Tests can also be skipped as follows (available components are cinder, glance, nova and neutron):

juju config openstack-service-checks check-rally=true
juju config openstack-service-checks rally-cron-schedule='*/20 * * * *'
juju config openstack-service-checks skip-rally='nova,neutron'

Juju Resources

The rally/tempest tests are installed via the fbctest snap. The charm supports installing it from a juju resource, which can be handy in offline deployments. In this case you'll also have to install the snaps upon which fcbtest depends: core18 and snapd. Prefetch the snaps:

snap download fcbtest
snap download core18
snap download snapd

Provide the snap files as resources to the application:

for e.g. (change the snap files version accordingly)

juju deploy cs:~canonical-bootstack/openstack-service-checks \
--resource fcbtest=$FCBTEST_SNAP_FILE \
--resource core18=$CORE18_SNAP_FILE \
--resource snapd=$SNAPD_SNAP_FILE

Contact information

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