Install Ansible playbook for Cloud Monitoring

  • Last updated on: 2019-01-23
  • Authored by: Rackspace Community

This article shows you how to install the Ansible® playbook for Cloud Monitoring on your cloud server by using the following steps:

  1. Connect to the cloud server on which you want to run Ansible locally.

  2. Update the operating system (OS) and install Python plug-ins by running the following commands:

    • On Debian® and Ubuntu®:

      apt-get update && apt-get install python-apt python-pip build-essential python-dev git python-virtualenv -y
      
    • On Red Hat® and CentOS®:

      yum install python-pip git python-devel python-virtualenv gcc -y
      
  3. Prepare the virtual environment by running the following commands:

     virtualenv /root/monitorenv
    
     . /root/monitorenv/bin/activate
     pip install paramiko PyYAML jinja2 httplib2 ansible
    
  4. Download the playbook by running the following command:

     git clone https://github.com/stevekaten/cloud-monitoring-plugin-deploy
    
  5. Move to the repository that holds the playbook that you just downloaded by running the following command:

     cd cloud-monitoring-plugin-deploy
    
  6. Next, you need to use the following commands to configure the plug-ins:

    • The following command configures the holland_mysqldump plug-in on the local host:

      ansible-playbook -i hosts holland_mysqldump.yml
      
    • The following command configures the mysql_slave plug-in on the local host:

      ansible-playbook -i hosts mysql_slave.yml
      
    • The following command fails with an error message informing you that you need to set a port:

      ansible-playbook -i hosts port_check.yml
      
    • The following command configures the port_check plug-in on the localhost to check if port 8080 is open:

      ansible-playbook -i hosts port_check.yml -e port=8080
      
    • The following command configures the port_check plug-in to check rackspace.com:80:

      ansible-playbook -i hosts port_check.yml -e '{"host":"rackspace.com","port":"80"}'
      
    • The following command configures the port_check plugin to check the MySQL® port 3306 on the ServiceNet address:

      ansible-playbook -i hosts port_check.yml -e '{"host":"10.X.X.X","port":"3306"}'
      
    • The following command configures the lsyncd_check plug-in:

      ansible-playbook -i hosts lsyncd_check.yml
      

After you follow the preceding steps, the Ansible playbook should start running and monitoring your cloud server automatically.

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