Opencast Metrics

Michael Stypa

Let’s take a step towards grown up monitoring and alerting

Most of the time monitoring Opencast is done with the help of simple monitoring systems such as XYMon. These only provide general metrics such as free disk space, free ram and system load. They do not give you any view into historical data. Running big installations of opencast confronts you with bottlenecks smaller installation do not have any problems with. To be able to make any informed statement about the performance of your opencast installation you need the more data. Exporting Metrics in a standardised format would enable admins to monitor more parameters. These standardised interfaces also provide data necessary for alerting systems.