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ceilometer api put alarm does not trigger heat autoscaling

asked 2014-03-14 10:35:01 -0500

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I am using a devstack setup (stable/havana) with heat and ceilometer enabled. I defined a simple threshold alarm in a heat template which works fine: threshold is calculated based on the samples, and if necessary autoscaling is performed accordingly.

Now, I would also like to be able to trigger the alarm&autoscaling by using the ceilometer API, but:

After a call to change the alarm state ( PUT /v2/alarms/(alarm_id)/state ), the alarm state is set to 'alarm' in mongodb. The ceilometer-alarm-evaluator does not, however, register this change to trigger the alarm policy in heat. Any idea why not? Instead, as soon as the next evaluation cycle hits, the state is set back to 'insufficient data'.

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answered 2014-03-16 22:42:50 -0500

ZhiQiang Fan gravatar image

not only PUT /v2/alarms/(alarm_id)/state cannot, neither PUT /v2/alarms/(alarm_id), nor POST /v2/alarms

this is because api only communicates with db, and ceilometer-alarm-evaluator has its own cycle to evluate alarms' state according to the rule and data stored in database(although ceilometer-alarm-evaluator may set current alarm state according to previous alarm state under some condition), the actions will only be triggered in that timepoint of the cycle

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answered 2014-03-17 05:20:19 -0500

lvh gravatar image

updated 2014-03-18 09:51:23 -0500

Thanks for your reply.

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