OpenStack-Ansible Monitoring

openstack-monitoring is a repository that contains a set of playbooks which deploy sensu-client, configure it to point towards the RabbitMQ cluster that hosts your sensu-server and sets up monitoring for an OpenStack cloud deployed using OpenStack-Ansible.


The playbooks are quite straightforward to use. You’ll need to clone them locally on your OpenStack-Ansible deploy node as they rely on the inventory structure used by OpenStack-Ansible to work.

  1. Clone the latest version of the openstack-monitoring Git repository in the /opt/openstack-monitoring directory:

    git clone /opt/openstack-monitoring
  2. Install the role dependencies

    ansible-galaxy install -r requirements.yml
  3. Add the following variables inside your user_variables.yml file in order for the playbooks to ensure that they point towards the RabbitMQ which your sensu-server is configured to listen to.

  4. Add the following variables inside your user_secrets.yml file in order for the playbooks to authenticate to your RabbitMQ server (for Sensu) and for the monitoring accounts which will be created by the playbooks.



    All of the variables that start with sensu_monitoring are used for the monitoring infrastructure. The playbooks will create a MySQL user account and RabbitMQ user account which will be used for monitoring.

  5. You can choose to run individual playbooks from within the playbooks folder or you can opt to run all the playbooks right away by using the setup-everything.yml playbook.

    openstack-ansible setup-everything.yml

    The playbooks are named after the same ones inside OpenStack-Ansible so it should be very easy to find which ones that you need to run specifically if you need that.


This project is hosted inside OpenDev, so it uses Gerrit for code review for changes. You can read more about how the process works by checking out the Learn the Gerrit Workflow in the Sandbox article.