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Ceilometer some meters missing

asked 2014-07-22 23:21:13 -0500

sasakii gravatar image


I am installing Openstack by Devstack icehouce/stable, but some meters did not show up when I execute

ceilometer meter-list

such as "cpu_util".

I only get "image", "image.delete", "", "image.serve", "image.size", "image.update", "volume", "volume.size", even there are some instances activated.

The following is a setting about Ceilometer in my localrc

# Ceilometer version

And some relative settings in nova.conf are

notification_driver = nova.openstack.common.notifier.rabbit_notifier,ceilometer.compute.nova_notifier
notify_on_state_change = vm_and_task_state
instance_usage_audit_period = hour
instance_usage_audit = True

Any help is much appreciated. Thanks.

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answered 2014-07-23 05:50:13 -0500

sasakii gravatar image

(This reply might be exceed the limit of comment, so I reply here.) Yes!! It is fresh, and I have launched two instances for several hours, but the meter "cpu_util" does not show up. Actually I reset the devstack by remove


in localrc and add


in the nova configure meta-section of local.conf.

The nova.conf turns out to look like this

notification_driver = ceilometer.compute.nova_notifier
notify_on_state_change = vm_and_task_state
instance_usage_audit_period = hour
instance_usage_audit = True

Then I can see some of meters of nova show up, like "cpu", "desk.*"...(The first time, I get no meters of nova). But I think the problem might be the missing of another notification driver

notification_driver = nova.openstack.common.notifier.rabbit_notifier

so I add it to the nova.conf by myself and execute ./

Unfortunately, the "cpu_util" does not show up in the meter list still, after I launched several instances for more than half hours.

Any help is much appreciated. Thanks.

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answered 2015-12-28 05:08:49 -0500

Mohit gravatar image

updated 2015-12-28 05:10:20 -0500


I understand this is very old thread , but i had also the same issue on Kilo install, On fresh install of kilo , ceilometer meter-list shows up only few meters such as "image", "image.delete", "", "image.serve", "image.size", "image.update", "volume", "volume.size",

SOLUTION - On adding up a stack with scaleup_policy and cpu_alarm_high policy on .yaml file defining the os parameters , i found all of the meters were updated with the values that you are looking for after creating the stack from .yaml file

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Hi Mohit, can you explain a bit more how to add stack for scaleup_policy & cpu_alarm_high policy on .yaml file.

vikrant gravatar imagevikrant ( 2017-04-28 02:14:32 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-11-19 03:23:27 -0500

Amitabh Sinha gravatar image

Hi, im also facing same issue, but my set up is multinode Havana. I can see only image.size, image, image.serve meters in #ceilometer meter-list. and I am facing other issues as-

My ceilometer-agent-compute stop/waiting. I followed all the steps in

I can create a meter and a alarm for that meter, but every alarm is going in insufficeint_data_action Plaese tell me how to proceed.

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