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Foglight for OpenStack 5.7.4 - User Guide

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Using Foglight for OpenStack

This guide provides information on Foglight for OpenStack. Read this guide to acquire an overall understanding of the workings and capabilities of Foglight for OpenStack, and use it as a reference whenever you require specific information about this product.

This topic introduces you to Foglight for OpenStack and provides essential foundational information:

Introducing Foglight for OpenStack

Foglight for OpenStack extends Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise edition capabilities to OpenStack-based clouds reducing the complexity of monitoring and managing OpenStack-based IaaS cloud resources. Using Foglight for OpenStack, you are able to centrally manage the cloud infrastructure and quickly and easily see the situation summary of your OpenStack cloud infrastructure resource objects.

Supported hypervisors

Foglight for OpenStack supports the Group A hypervisors (KVM) according to the OpenStack classification. For more information on the KVM hypervisor, see the Hypervisor Support Matrix.

Foglight for OpenStack elements

Foglight for OpenStack provides monitoring capabilities so that all elements of an OpenStack cloud infrastructure are considered. A typical OpenStack infrastructure contains one or more:

Regions — discrete OpenStack environments with dedicated API endpoints.
Availability Zones — logical groups of compute hosts.
Host Aggregates — a collection of hosts with common features.
Hosts — physical computers within your OpenStack environment.
Instances — virtual machines running on physical compute nodes.
Volumes — detachable block storage devices.

You can view the overall state of all these components on the OpenStack Environment dashboard. For more information on this dashboard, see Using the OpenStack Environment dashboard .

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