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Creating utilization alerts & dashboards for Mesos & DCOS

This blog was initially posted by an awesome member of the sysdig community, Kamol Mavlonov on http://blog.microservices.today/. He covers how to get up and running with Dashboards and Alerts to monitor the CPU, Memory, and Disk utilization in your mesos environments.

Creating a Disk Utilization Dashboard

  1. Under Explore tab select Server -> Overview.
  2. Choose Group by host (host.mac).
  3. On Table columns configuration (gear icon) Select the following fields
  • fs.used.percent – FS Usage %
  • fs.root.used.percent – FS Root Usage %
  • fs.largest.used.percent – FS Largest Usage %
  • fs.bytes.total – FS Size
  • fs.bytes.free – FS Free Space
  • fs.bytes.used – Disk Used Bytes
  1. Change the color coding by clicking on the gear icon of each of the columns. (default is yellow after 50% and red after 80%)
  2. Pin the tab to the dashboard.

creating a dashboard tab

Creating an alert for 60% disk utilization

The following steps will help you to create an alert when the root directory (/) exceeds 60% of its usage:

  1. Under alert tab click add alert button
  2. Select the scope as agent.tag.dcosName or region. agent.tag.dcosName Is the tag we have added for the dcos cluster. region specify the aws region name. Assign the value for scope from the dropdown accordingly which one you selected as the scope.
  3. Under Set the condition choose type as manual
  4. For Alert when option Choose fs.used.percent as the metric > 60% as the threshold value.
  5. For Segment by choose second option, select Any of and fs.mountDir metric. creating an alert for disk utilization
  6. Check the Where option and select fs.mountDir from the dropdown. Assign the value / creating an alert for disk
  7. Choose the minimum monitor value as 1 min.
  8. Specify the Name, Description and Severity of the alert.
  9. Enable the notification channel.
  10. Enable automatic sysdig capture if necessary.
  11. Click Create button.

Creating an alert for 95% CPU utilization

The following steps will help you to create an alert when a node exceeds 90% of its memory utilization.

  1. Under alert tab click add alert button
  2. Select the scope as agent.tag.dcosName or region. agent.tag.dcosName Is the tag we have added for the dcos cluster. region specify the aws region name. Assign the value for scope from the drop down accordingly which one you selected as the scope.
  3. Under Set the condition choose type as manual
  4. For Alert when option Choose memory.used.percent as the metric > 95% as the threshold value.
  5. For Segment by choose second option, select Any of and host.hostName metric.
  6. Leave the Where option unchecked.
  7. Choose the minimum monitor value as 5 min.
  8. Specify the Name, Description and Severity of the alert.
  9. Enable the notification channel.
  10. Enable automatic sysdig capture if necessary.
  11. Click Create button. creating an alert for CPU utilization

Creating an alert for 90% CPU utilization

The following steps will help you to create an alert when a node exceeds 90% of its cpu utilization:

  1. Under alert tab click add alert button.
  2. Select the scope as agent.tag.dcosName or region. agent.tag.dcosName Is the tag we have added for the dcos cluster. region specify the aws region name. Assign the value for scope from the drop down accordingly which one you selected as the scope.
  3. Under Set the condition choose type as manual
  4. For Alert when option Choose cpu.used.percent as the metric > 90% as the threshold value.
  5. For Segment by choose second option, select Any of and host.hostName metric.
  6. Leave the Where option unchecked.
  7. Choose the minimum monitor value as 5 min.
  8. Specify the Name, Description and Severity of the alert.
  9. Enable the notification channel.
  10. Enable automatic sysdig capture if necessary.
  11. Click Create button.

creating an alert for 90% CPU utilization

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