Type
  • Configuration Template
Description
  • This article explains how to use the pre-built configuration for monitoring Proxmox Systems with Monitoring Studio v9.4.03 and higher.
Additional Keywords
  • Configuration Template, Proxmox

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Knowledge Base

Monitoring Proxmox Systems using Monitoring Studio KM

KB1242 - Sep 15, 2018

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Introduction

This article explains how to import the pre-built configuration into Monitoring Studio to monitor Promox Systems.

Important Note:This pre-built configuration does not cover all the monitoring aspects of a Proxmox system. It is provided as an example and can be used as a working base for advanced monitoring. No support will be provided for this pre-built configuration. Should you need further assistance to customize it, please contact our Professional Services team.

The monitoring of Proxmox Systems is performed using the pve CLI. Hence you will need access to the Proxmox server through SSH to execute the commands.

Monitored Parameters

The pre-built configuration collects the following metrics:

Metrics collected for the Proxmox systems

  • Ha-manager status
  • pve-firewall process
  • pve-ha-crm process
  • pve-ha-lrm process
  • pvedaemon process
  • pvefw-logger process
  • pveproxy process
  • pvestatd process
  • spiceproxy process
  • Ceph pools
    • Usage percentage
  • Pveperf
    • Avg Seek Time ms
    • Buffered Reads MB/sec
    • CPU BOGOMIPS
    • DNS EXT ms
    • DNS INT ms
    • FSYNCS/sec
    • HD Size
    • Regex/sec
  • pvesm Data Stores
    • Status
    • Total Size
    • Used Size
    • Used Size in Percent
    • Remaining Size
  • qm list - VMs
    • Bootdisk size
    • Memory
    • Status

Importing the Pre-Built Configuration

Pre-requisites

Before using the pre-built configuration, make sure that:

  • a supported version of the PATROL Agent is installed and properly configured
  • Monitoring Studio KM 9.4.03 or higher is installed with the latest patches and loaded on the PATROL Agent
  • the pveperf command is executing successfully as explains below:
    • Log on to the Proxmox system to be monitored
    • Run the pveperf command at the command prompt. If the command:
      • is successful and takes less than 10-15 seconds, you can use the PROXMOXVE-for-MonitoringStudio-v94-withPVEPERF.cfg template
      • fails or takes more than 10-15 seconds, terminate the pveperf command and kill the orphan process. You will then have to use the PROXMOXVE-for-MonitoringStudio-v94-withoutPVEPERF.cfg template.

Procedure

  1. Download the configuration file, unzip and copy it on the server where the PATROL Agent is installed and loaded with the Monitoring Studio KM.

  2. Right-click on the main Monitoring Studio icon > KM Commands > Configuration > Import Configuration…

    Importing the pre-built configuration

  3. Locate the folder where the downloaded .cfg file is saved, select the relevant template and click Next

    Selecting the configuration file to import

  4. Monitoring Studio indicates the number of hosts found in the configuration file that require specific information before being imported. You can click the Hosts button to view the list. Click Next.

    Verifying the Host information

  5. Provide the hostname, IP address or FDQN of the Proxmox server to be monitored and click Next.

    Providing the hostname or IP address of the Proxmox server to be monitored

  6. Specify the username and password that have access rights to execute the commands on the Proxmox system and click Next.

    Providing credentials

  7. Review the Import Summary and click Next.

    Reviewing the import summary

  8. Click Finish.

    Note: Thresholds are not set by default. We recommend you set them according to your specific requirements.

Learn More

To learn more about the Monitors used in this configuration template, please refer to the Specifying the Monitors Used section of the user documentation.

Please refer to Professional Services page to learn more about the consulting services available.