We are happy to announce that Harvest 1.4.1 is released!
You can download the new release from ToolChest. Main updates are:
- Harvest will accept older templates, no need to rename them manually
- Harvest will aggregate FlexGroup volume counters
- We also added a new dashboard in Grafana for FlexGroup counters.
As we continue to develop Harvest, your feedback is much appreciated. If you use Harvest, please share with us:
- What issues do you face when installing Harvest?
- Any bugs you noticed in Harvest? What makes you happy or unhappy when using Harvest?
And last but not least: what new features do you think we should add to the next release of Harvest? We ask for your feedback because we want to work on features that many of you need.
I look forward to your feedback!
I was trying the brand new version, and had to slightly patch the new grafana dashboard for flexgroups:
Basically some datasources still have refs to "Graphite" I guess it's your testing environment, and some prefiled values for the template variables.
Other than that no other issues observed, thanks for keeping Harvest alive!
Hmm, this shouldn't happen... Did you use the web interface to upgrade Harvest? Because I tested that and everything was ok (both netapp-manager and netapp-worker are executable). And which version of NAbox do you have?
@vachagan_gratian is this new harvest tested with release 9.4.P3?
We did an upgrade to our old monitoring system after upgrading to 9.4P3, now it's just this:
We've created FlexGroup volumes on ontap 9.4P2 recenty. However we don’t have insight into the space used by the FlexGroups in Harvest 1.4. All I could find is some basic performance data of the FlexGroup and some additional on its constituents. The capacity counters do not pull up any volumes related to FlexgGoups at all. Would like to know if Harvest 1.4.1 does provide the insight into the space used by the FlexGroup volumes? Thanks
Sorry, apparently I'd missed your question.
In 1.4.1 we have a new dashboard for FlexGroup volumes (we don't have much insights, though, mainly latency, I/Os and Throughput). Did you try 1.4.1?
if there is any other specific counters that you would like to see in this dashboard, let me know, maybe we'll add them in 1.5.
We have 1.4.1 installed and now we can collect performance metrics for flexgroup volumes, but it's missing flexgroup capacity metrics. When will harvest be able to pull flexgroup capacity metrics from OCUM?
This is a bit of an issue, since the ZAPI interface we use to collect counters from OCUM doesn't give us FlexGroup information. We have now an experimental package that does collect FlexGroup counters alternatively. If you want to try it out, message me.
If everything goes fine, we'll integrate this package with the next release of Harvest.
As for the new fonctionnalities:
Graphite is very I/O heavy, so personnaly i have setup an InfluxDB service with graphite end-point and manually re-created some dashboard over the InfluxDB language.
It would be huge for harvest to natively support multiple TSDB storage (with or without the whole dashboard sets)
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