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PMDALUSTRE(1)              General Commands Manual             PMDALUSTRE(1)

NAME         top

       pmdalustre  - lustre filesystem statistics performance metrics domain
       agent (PMDA)

DESCRIPTION         top

       pmdalustre is a Performance Metrics Domain Agent (PMDA) which reads
       and exports metric values from the statistics interfaces of a Lustre

       pmdalustre searches for statistics interfaces from several locations,
       which vary depending on the version of Lustre installed locally.

       Recent Lustre versions (v2.12 and later) export statistics from the
       kernel debugfs pseudo filesystem, in the directories
       /sys/kernel/debug/lustre/llite and /sys/kernel/debug/lnet.  If these
       interfaces are not found during startup, pmdalustre will
       automatically check if the statistics interfaces are available from
       the procfs pseudo filesystem below the /proc/fs/lustre/llite and
       /proc/sys/lnet directories.  These are the default locations of the
       statistics for Lustre versions less than v2.12.

       If neither of the above filesystem interfaces are detected, or if the
       user wants to override the default locations, pmdalustre also
       supports an optional configuration file named
       $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/lustre/lustre.conf.  Note that $PCP_PMDAS_DIR is set
       to /var/lib/pcp/pmdas on most Linux based  systems.  The
       configuration file supports perl(1) variable assignment syntax.  An
       example configuration file suitable for Lustre v2.12 and later is:


       See comments in the shipped lustre.conf file for further details.  By
       default, this file is installed with everything commented (and so it
       has no effect unless edited) because the built-in heuristics used by
       pmdalustre should suffice.

       Finally, overriding all of the above, the LUSTRE_LLITE_PATH and
       LUSTRE_LNET_PATH environment variables may be set (and exported) to
       specify the directory locations of the statistics interfaces to be
       used.  This mechanism using environment variabes is intended to be
       used for development and testing purposes only.

       The pmdalustre process runs as the root user because debugfs
       directories are not normally readable by unprivileged users.

INSTALLATION         top

       Install pmdalustre by using the Install script as the root user:

            # cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/lustre
            # ./Install

       If you want to undo the installation, do the following as root:

            # cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/lustre
            # ./Remove

       pmdalustre 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.

FILES         top

           installation script for the pmdalustre agent

           undo installation script for the pmdalustre agent

           default log file for error messages from pmdalustre

           Configuration file for over-riding default statistics directories
           used by pmdalustre.


       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).

SEE ALSO         top

       PCPIntro(1), perl(1), pmcd(1) and llstat(1).

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