pmdalibvirt is a Performance Metrics Domain Agent (PMDA) which
extracts live performance data from libvirt hypervisor and domains
See the libvirt documentation for detailed description of each
pmdalibvirt reads an optional ini-style configuration file
This file can contain in its [pmda] section overriding values for the
following PMDA options:
By default, root, qemu:///system, False, and False are used as values
for these options, respectively.
The backing setting can be used to expand block device information to
cover backing chains with recent libvirt versions.
The old API setting can be used in environments where recent libvirt
API additions are not available (e.g., RHEL 6 / libvirt-0.10.2) to
provide some of the metrics available with the newer API. Regardless
of the API version, no guest agent is needed for the metrics.
Note that using non-root user typically requires also libvirt side
configuration; please refer to libvirt documentation for further
details on this.
Once the needed setup is ready, you can test the connection and
install the PMDA to enable access to the names and values for the
libvirt performance metrics. To install, do the following as root:
# cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/libvirt# ./connect# ./Install
To uninstall, do the following as root:
# cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/libvirt# ./Removepmdalibvirt is launched by pmcd(1) and should never be executed
directly. The Install and Remove scripts notify pmcd(1) when the
agent is installed or removed.
configuration file for the pmdalibvirt agent
connection test helper using the pmdalibvirt agent
installation script for the pmdalibvirt agent
undo installation script for the pmdalibvirt agent
default log file for messages from the pmdalibvirt agent
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).
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