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In the ceilometer alarm list, what does the column 'continuous' mean?

asked 2014-04-08 08:50:06 -0500

moee gravatar image

updated 2014-04-08 08:51:02 -0500

If I call ceilometer alarm-list I get the following table as result (shortend a bit for better readability)

$ ceilometer alarm-list
+--------------------------------------+-------------+-------+---------+------------+----
| Alarm ID                             | Name        | State | Enabled | Continuous |[...] 
+--------------------------------------+-------------+-------+---------+------------+----
| [... list of alarms ...]
+--------------------------------------+-------------+-------+---------+------------+----

What does the column "Continuous" mean? For my alarms it always seems to be false. I could neither find the corresponding command line argument nor something in the documentation.

I am running devstack with icehouse and ceilometer -v returns 1.0.10.

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answered 2014-05-05 20:10:09 -0500

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The continuous column is the status of the repeat_action setting of the alarm.

Execute "ceilometer alarm-show -a <your-alarm-id-here>" and the full output will show repeat_actions true or false setting. The setting for repeat_action will correspond to the short listing under the continuous column.

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