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OpenStack 🔗

The Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector uses the Smart Agent receiver with the OpenStack monitor type to gather metrics from OpenStack instances.

This integration covers the following OpenStack components:

  • Nova (Compute)

  • Cinder (Block Storage)

  • Neutron (Network)

This integration is available on Linux and Kubernetes.

Benefits 🔗

After you configure the integration, you can access these features:

Installation 🔗

Follow these steps to deploy this integration:

  1. Deploy the Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector to your host or container platform:

  2. Configure the monitor, as described in the Configuration section.

  3. Restart the Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector.

Configuration 🔗

To use this integration of a Smart Agent monitor with the Collector:

  1. Include the Smart Agent receiver in your configuration file.

  2. Add the monitor type to the Collector configuration, both in the receiver and pipelines sections.

Example 🔗

To activate this integration, add the following to your Collector configuration:

receivers:
  smartagent/openstack:
    type: collectd/openstack
    ...  # Additional config

Next, add the monitor to the service.pipelines.metrics.receivers section of your configuration file:

service:
  pipelines:
    metrics:
      receivers: [smartagent/openstack]

Configuration settings 🔗

The following table shows the configuration options for the OpenStack monitor:

Option

Required

Type

Description

pythonBinary

No

string

Path to the Python binary. If not set, a built-in runtime is

used. This setting can include arguments to the binary.

authURL

Yes

string

Keystone authentication URL or endpoint for the OpenStack cloud.

username

Yes

string

Username to authenticate with keystone identity.

password

Yes

string

Password to authenticate with keystone identity.

projectName

No

string

Specify the name of the project to be monitored. The default

value is demo.

projectDomainID

No

string

The project domain. The default value is default.

regionName

No

string

The region name for URL discovery. The region name defaults to

the first region if multiple regions are available.

userDomainID

No

string

The user domain ID. The default value is default.

skipVerify

No

bool

Skips SSL certificate validation. The default value is

false.

Metrics 🔗

The following metrics are available for this integration:

Notes 🔗

  • To learn more about the available in Splunk Observability Cloud see Metric types

  • In host-based subscription plans, default metrics are those metrics included in host-based subscriptions in Splunk Observability Cloud, such as host, container, or bundled metrics. Custom metrics are not provided by default and might be subject to charges. See Metric categories for more information.

  • In MTS-based subscription plans, all metrics are custom.

  • To add additional metrics, see how to configure extraMetrics in Add additional metrics

Troubleshooting 🔗

If you are a Splunk Observability Cloud customer and are not able to see your data in Splunk Observability Cloud, you can get help in the following ways.

Available to Splunk Observability Cloud customers

Available to prospective customers and free trial users

  • Ask a question and get answers through community support at Splunk Answers .

  • Join the Splunk #observability user group Slack channel to communicate with customers, partners, and Splunk employees worldwide. To join, see Chat groups in the Get Started with Splunk Community manual.

To learn about even more support options, see Splunk Customer Success .