[PVE-User] Cluster Status Missing From External Metric Server Metrics

Fabian Grünbichler f.gruenbichler at proxmox.com
Fri Jan 15 10:12:34 CET 2021


On January 15, 2021 8:59 am, Samuel Lorch wrote:
> Dear all,
> 
> recently i have deployed allot of small Proxmox VE Clusters which now 
> have a need for Monitoring. I have used Influx and Grafana to monitor 
> Containers and VM's in the past and was very surprised to see that the 
> External Metric Server doesn't supply any Metrics about the Cluster 
> status (eg if quorate, number of votes, ...) even though this data is 
> available in the api (pvesh get /cluster/ha/status/current or pvesh get 
> /cluster/ha/status/manager_status). After investigating the source a bit 
> with my limited knowledge of perl i think that all needed librarys 
> already exists and that one could with very low effort add this data to 
> the External Metric Servers Metrics.
> 
> Is there a reason why these Metrics aren't exposed here or has this just 
> been forgotten about?

likely the latter

> 
> Is this something that the Proxmox team could implement?

yes. might be worth opening an enhancement request over at 
https://bugzilla.proxmox.com

not that for clusters, corosync also provides quite some metrics via 
corosync-cmapctl -m stats that might be interesting to pick up as well..

> 
> This would make the External Metric Server a good & simple option for 
> Monitoring Clusters as nothing has to be installed on the Hosts 
> themselves and its now Configurable via the GUI.
> 
> Thanks in advance
> Samuel
> 
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