Ceph Storage


Collects performance metrics from the MON and OSD nodes in a Ceph storage cluster.

The Ceph Telegraf module is compatible with the agent and can send metrics with a socket_listener. Learn more in their docs

Admin Socket Stats

This gatherer works by scanning the configured SocketDir for OSD, MON, MDS and RGW socket files. When it finds a MON socket, it runs ceph –admin-daemon $file perfcounters_dump. For OSDs it runs ceph –admin-daemon $file perf dump

The resulting JSON is parsed and grouped into collections, based on top-level key. Top-level keys are used as collection tags, and all sub-keys are flattened. For example:

   "paxos": {
     "refresh": 9363435,
     "refresh_latency": {
       "avgcount": 9363435,
       "sum": 5378.794002000

Would be parsed into the following metrics, all of which would be tagged with collection=paxos:

  • refresh = 9363435
  • refresh_latency.avgcount: 9363435
  • refresh_latency.sum: 5378.794002000

Cluster Stats

This gatherer works by invoking ceph commands against the cluster thus only requires the ceph client, valid ceph configuration and an access key to function (the ceph_config and ceph_user configuration variables work in conjunction to specify these prerequisites). It may be run on any server you wish which has access to the cluster. The currently supported commands are:

  • ceph status
  • ceph df
  • ceph osd pool stats


# Collects performance metrics from the MON and OSD nodes in a Ceph storage cluster.
  ## This is the recommended interval to poll.  Too frequent and you will lose
  ## data points due to timeouts during rebalancing and recovery
  interval = '1m'

  ## All configuration values are optional, defaults are shown below

  ## location of ceph binary
  ceph_binary = "/usr/bin/ceph"

  ## directory in which to look for socket files
  socket_dir = "/var/run/ceph"

  ## prefix of MON and OSD socket files, used to determine socket type
  mon_prefix = "ceph-mon"
  osd_prefix = "ceph-osd"
  mds_prefix = "ceph-mds"
  rgw_prefix = "ceph-client"

  ## suffix used to identify socket files
  socket_suffix = "asok"

  ## Ceph user to authenticate as, ceph will search for the corresponding keyring
  ## e.g. client.admin.keyring in /etc/ceph, or the explicit path defined in the
  ## client section of ceph.conf for example:
  ##     [client.circonus]
  ##         keyring = /etc/ceph/client.circonus.keyring
  ## Consult the ceph documentation for more detail on keyring generation.
  ceph_user = "client.admin"

  ## Ceph configuration to use to locate the cluster
  ceph_config = "/etc/ceph/ceph.conf"

  ## Whether to gather statistics via the admin socket
  gather_admin_socket_stats = true

  ## Whether to gather statistics via ceph commands, requires ceph_user and ceph_config
  ## to be specified
  gather_cluster_stats = false