We’re in the process of standing up a Chef installation, using it to provision and manage our servers and a variety of packages, and I’ve gotten down to the point where I’m now working on the monitoring component. I know there are lots of monitoring cookbooks on the opscode site, and I’m wondering if you folks can share with me your experience in using the various cookbooks in this area and what you like or don’t like about whatever packages you’ve tried.
Our particular environment is CentOS 5.6 on Rackspace cloud servers at the moment, but I’d love to hear experiences regardless of OS and type of installation.
I did notice that Zenoss recently came out with a new zenpack so that they can monitor your OpenStack systems, including things like how many flavors you have available and how many of each type are in use, how many images are available and how many are in use, what the various server states are, etc… This is in addition to what they can monitor at the individual server level, if you’re also including that as well.
Has anyone played with this new zenpack and can give me some feedback about how it has impacted your site?
Brad Knowles email@example.com
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