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Applies to SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar 9

A Glossary

Application Operator

A person with limited access to cloud resources in OpenStack. An application operator provides services to end users or hosts services for his own development activities.

Dimension

A key/value pair that allows for a flexible and concise description of the data to be monitored, for example, region, availability zone, service tier, or resource ID. Each dimension describes a specific characteristic of the metrics to be monitored.

In SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar Monitoring, metrics are uniquely identified by a name and a set of dimensions. Dimensions can serve as a filter for the monitoring data.

Elasticsearch

An open source application that provides a highly scalable full-text search and analytics engine. SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar Monitoring uses Elasticsearch as the underlying technology for storing, searching, and analyzing large volumes of log data.

Grafana

An open source application for visualizing large-scale measurement data. SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar Monitoring integrates with Grafana for visualizing the monitoring data.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

The delivery of computer infrastructure (typically a platform virtualization environment) as a service.

InfluxDB

An open source time-series database that supports high write loads and large data set storage. SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar Monitoring uses InfluxDB as the underlying technology for storing metrics and the alarm history.

Kibana

An open source analytics and visualization platform designed to work with Elasticsearch. SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar Monitoring integrates with Kibana for visualizing the log data.

Logstash

An open source application that provides a data collection engine with pipelining capabilities. SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar Monitoring integrates with Logstash for collecting, processing, and outputting logs.

MariaDB

An open source relational database that provides an SQL-compliant interface for accessing data. SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar Monitoring uses MariaDB as the underlying technology for storing configuration information, alarm definitions, and notification methods.

Metrics

Self-describing data structures that allow for a flexible and concise description of the data to be monitored. Metrics values represent the actual monitoring data that is collected and presented in SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar Monitoring.

Monasca

An open source Monitoring as a Service solution that integrates with OpenStack. It forms the core of SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar Monitoring.

Monitoring Service Operator

A person responsible for maintaining and administrating SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar Monitoring.

OpenStack Operator

A person responsible for maintaining and administrating OpenStack, the underlying platform technology of SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar Monitoring.

Platform as a Service (PaaS)

The delivery of a computing platform and solution stack as a service.

Software as a Service (SaaS)

A model of software deployment where a provider licenses an application to customers for use as a service on demand.

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