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pcp2spark - pcp-to-spark metrics exporter
pcp2spark [-5CGHIjLmnrRvV?] [-4 action] [-8|-9 limit] [-a archive] [-A align] [--archive-folio folio] [-b|-B space-scale] [-c config] [--container container] [--daemonize] [-e derived] [-g server] [-h host] [-i instances] [-J rank] [-K spec] [-N predicate] [-O origin] [-p port] [-P|-0 precision] [-q|-Q count- scale] [-s samples] [-S starttime] [-t interval] [-T endtime] [-y|-Y time-scale] metricspec [...]
pcp2spark is a customizable performance metrics exporter tool from PCP to Apache Spark. Any available performance metric, live or archived, system and/or application, can be selected for exporting using either command line arguments or a configuration file. pcp2spark acts as a bridge which provides a network socket stream on a given address/port which an Apache Spark worker task can connect to and pull the configured PCP metrics from pcp2spark exporting them using the streaming extensions of the Apache Spark API. pcp2spark is a close relative of pmrep(1). Refer to pmrep(1) for the metricspec description accepted on pcp2spark command line. See pmrep.conf(5) for description of the pcp2spark.conf configuration file syntax. This page describes pcp2spark specific options and configuration file differences with pmrep.conf(5). pmrep(1) also lists some usage examples of which most are applicable with pcp2spark as well. Only the command line options listed on this page are supported, other options available for pmrep(1) are not supported. Options via environment values (see pmGetOptions(3)) override the corresponding built-in default values (if any). Configuration file options override the corresponding environment variables (if any). Command line options override the corresponding configuration file options (if any).
A general setup for making use of pcp2spark would involve the user configuring pcp2spark for the PCP metrics to export followed by starting the pcp2spark application. The pcp2spark application will then wait and listen on the given address/port for a connection from an Apache Spark worker thread to be started. The worker thread will then connect to pcp2spark. When an Apache Spark worker thread has connected, pcp2spark will begin streaming PCP metric data to Apache Spark until the worker thread completes or the connection is interrupted. If the connection is interrupted or the socket is closed from the Apache Spark worker thread pcp2spark will exit. For an example Apache Spark worker job which will connect to an pcp2spark instance on a given address/port and pull in PCP metric data see the example provided in the PCP examples directory for pcp2spark (often provided by the PCP development package) or the online version at https://github.com/performancecopilot/pcp/blob/main/src/pcp2spark/ .
pcp2spark uses a configuration file with syntax described in pmrep.conf(5). The following options are common with pmrep.conf: version, source, speclocal, derived, header, globals, samples, interval, type, type_prefer, ignore_incompat, names_change, instances, live_filter, rank, limit_filter, limit_filter_force, invert_filter, predicate, omit_flat, include_labels, precision, precision_force, count_scale, count_scale_force, space_scale, space_scale_force, time_scale, time_scale_force. The rest of the pmrep.conf options are recognized but ignored for compatibility. pcp2spark specific options spark_server (string) Specify the address on which pcp2spark will listen for connections from an Apache Spark worker thread. Corresponding command line option is -g. Defaults to 127.0.0.1. spark_port (integer) Specify the port on which pcp2spark will listen for connections. Corresponding command line option is -p. Defaults to 44325.
The available command line options are: -0 precision, --precision-force=precision Like -P but this option will override per-metric specifications. -4 action, --names-change=action Specify which action to take on receiving a metric names change event during sampling. These events occur when a PMDA discovers new metrics sometime after starting up, and informs running client tools like pcp2spark. Valid values for action are update (refresh metrics being sampled), ignore (do nothing - the default behaviour) and abort (exit the program if such an event occurs). -5, --ignore-unknown Silently ignore any metric name that cannot be resolved. At least one metric must be found for the tool to start. -8 limit, --limit-filter=limit Limit results to instances with values above/below limit. A positive integer will include instances with values at or above the limit in reporting. A negative integer will include instances with values at or below the limit in reporting. A value of zero performs no limit filtering. This option will not override possible per-metric specifications. See also -J and -N. -9 limit, --limit-filter-force=limit Like -8 but this option will override per-metric specifications. -a archive, --archive=archive Performance metric values are retrieved from the set of Performance Co-Pilot (PCP) archive log files identified by the archive argument, which is a comma-separated list of names, each of which may be the base name of an archive or the name of a directory containing one or more archives. -A align, --align=align Force the initial sample to be aligned on the boundary of a natural time unit align. Refer to PCPIntro(1) for a complete description of the syntax for align. --archive-folio=folio Read metric source archives from the PCP archive folio created by tools like pmchart(1) or, less often, manually with mkaf(1). -b scale, --space-scale=scale Unit/scale for space (byte) metrics, possible values include bytes, Kbytes, KB, Mbytes, MB, and so forth. This option will not override possible per-metric specifications. See also pmParseUnitsStr(3). -B scale, --space-scale-force=scale Like -b but this option will override per-metric specifications. -c config, --config=config Specify the config file or directory to use. In case config is a directory all files in it ending .conf will be included. The default is the first found of: ./pcp2spark.conf, $HOME/.pcp2spark.conf, $HOME/pcp/pcp2spark.conf, and $PCP_SYSCONF_DIR/pcp2spark.conf. For details, see the above section and pmrep.conf(5). --container=container Fetch performance metrics from the specified container, either local or remote (see -h). -C, --check Exit before reporting any values, but after parsing the configuration and metrics and printing possible headers. --daemonize Daemonize on startup. -e derived, --derived=derived Specify derived performance metrics. If derived starts with a slash (``/'') or with a dot (``.'') it will be interpreted as a PCP derived metrics configuration file, otherwise it will be interpreted as comma- or semicolon-separated derived metric expressions. For complete description of derived metrics and PCP derived metrics configuration files see pmLoadDerivedConfig(3) and pmRegisterDerived(3). Alternatively, using pmrep.conf(5) configuration syntax allows defining derived metrics as part of metricsets. -g server, --spark-server=server pcp2spark local server address. -G, --no-globals Do not include global metrics in reporting (see pmrep.conf(5)). -h host, --host=host Fetch performance metrics from pmcd(1) on host, rather than from the default localhost. -H, --no-header Do not print any headers. -i instances, --instances=instances Retrieve and report only the specified metric instances. By default all instances, present and future, are reported. Refer to pmrep(1) for complete description of this option. -I, --ignore-incompat Ignore incompatible metrics. By default incompatible metrics (that is, their type is unsupported or they cannot be scaled as requested) will cause pcp2spark to terminate with an error message. With this option all incompatible metrics are silently omitted from reporting. This may be especially useful when requesting non-leaf nodes of the PMNS tree for reporting. -j, --live-filter Perform instance live filtering. This allows capturing all named instances even if processes are restarted at some point (unlike without live filtering). Performing live filtering over a huge number of instances will add some internal overhead so a bit of user caution is advised. See also -n. -J rank, --rank=rank Limit results to highest/lowest ranked instances of set- valued metrics. A positive integer will include highest valued instances in reporting. A negative integer will include lowest valued instances in reporting. A value of zero performs no ranking. Ranking does not imply sorting, see -6. See also -8. -K spec, --spec-local=spec When fetching metrics from a local context (see -L), the -K option may be used to control the DSO PMDAs that should be made accessible. The spec argument conforms to the syntax described in pmSpecLocalPMDA(3). More than one -K option may be used. -L, --local-PMDA Use a local context to collect metrics from DSO PMDAs on the local host without PMCD. See also -K. -m, --include-labels Include PCP metric labels in the output. -n, --invert-filter Perform ranking before live filtering. By default instance live filtering (when requested, see -j) happens before instance ranking (when requested, see -J). With this option the logic is inverted and ranking happens before live filtering. -N predicate, --predicate=predicate Specify a comma-separated list of predicate filter reference metrics. By default ranking (see -J) happens for each metric individually. With predicates, ranking is done only for the specified predicate metrics. When reporting, rest of the metrics sharing the same instance domain (see PCPIntro(1)) as the predicate will include only the highest/lowest ranking instances of the corresponding predicate. Ranking does not imply sorting, see -6. So for example, using proc.memory.rss (resident memory size of process) as the predicate metric together with proc.io.total_bytes and mem.util.used as metrics to be reported, only the processes using most/least (as per -J) memory will be included when reporting total bytes written by processes. Since mem.util.used is a single-valued metric (thus not sharing the same instance domain as the process related metrics), it will be reported as usual. -O origin, --origin=origin When reporting archived metrics, start reporting at origin within the time window (see -S and -T). Refer to PCPIntro(1) for a complete description of the syntax for origin. -p port, --spark-port=port pcp2spark local port. -P precision, --precision=precision Use precision for numeric non-integer output values. The default is to use 3 decimal places (when applicable). This option will not override possible per-metric specifications. -q scale, --count-scale=scale Unit/scale for count metrics, possible values include count x 10^-1, count, count x 10, count x 10^2, and so forth from 10^-8 to 10^7. (These values are currently space- sensitive.) This option will not override possible per- metric specifications. See also pmParseUnitsStr(3). -Q scale, --count-scale-force=scale Like -q but this option will override per-metric specifications. -r, --raw Output raw metric values, do not convert cumulative counters to rates. This option will override possible per-metric specifications. -R, --raw-prefer Like -r but this option will not override per-metric specifications. -s samples, --samples=samples The samples argument defines the number of samples to be retrieved and reported. If samples is 0 or -s is not specified, pcp2spark will sample and report continuously (in real time mode) or until the end of the set of PCP archives (in archive mode). See also -T. -S starttime, --start=starttime When reporting archived metrics, the report will be restricted to those records logged at or after starttime. Refer to PCPIntro(1) for a complete description of the syntax for starttime. -t interval, --interval=interval Set the reporting interval to something other than the default 1 second. The interval argument follows the syntax described in PCPIntro(1), and in the simplest form may be an unsigned integer (the implied units in this case are seconds). See also the -T option. -T endtime, --finish=endtime When reporting archived metrics, the report will be restricted to those records logged before or at endtime. Refer to PCPIntro(1) for a complete description of the syntax for endtime. When used to define the runtime before pcp2spark will exit, if no samples is given (see -s) then the number of reported samples depends on interval (see -t). If samples is given then interval will be adjusted to allow reporting of samples during runtime. In case all of -T, -s, and -t are given, endtime determines the actual time pcp2spark will run. -v, --omit-flat Report only set-valued metrics with instances (e.g. disk.dev.read) and omit single-valued ``flat'' metrics without instances (e.g. kernel.all.sysfork). See -i and -I. -V, --version Display version number and exit. -y scale, --time-scale=scale Unit/scale for time metrics, possible values include nanosec, ns, microsec, us, millisec, ms, and so forth up to hour, hr. This option will not override possible per-metric specifications. See also pmParseUnitsStr(3). -Y scale, --time-scale-force=scale Like -y but this option will override per-metric specifications. -?, --help Display usage message and exit.
pcp2spark.conf pcp2spark configuration file (see -c) $PCP_SYSCONF_DIR/pmrep/*.conf system provided default pmrep configuration files
Environment variables with the prefix PCP_ are used to parameterize the file and directory names used by PCP. On each installation, the file /etc/pcp.conf contains the local values for these variables. The $PCP_CONF variable may be used to specify an alternative configuration file, as described in pcp.conf(5). For environment variables affecting PCP tools, see pmGetOptions(3).
PCPIntro(1), mkaf(1), pcp(1), pcp2elasticsearch(1), pcp2graphite(1), pcp2influxdb(1), pcp2json(1), pcp2xlsx(1), pcp2xml(1), pcp2zabbix(1), pmcd(1), pminfo(1), pmrep(1), pmGetOptions(3), pmLoadDerivedConfig(3), pmParseUnitsStr(3), pmRegisterDerived(3), pmSpecLocalPMDA(3), LOGARCHIVE(5), pcp.conf(5), pmrep.conf(5) and PMNS(5).
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