This guide details how to find the resource usage of your private cloud. Outlined within this article, we explore how to utilize the Horizon Dashboard to determine the total memory and compute usage for a project as well as how to view instances stored on each node. Next, we look at disk usage by explaining how to briefly interact with your cloud’s Ceph cluster using the command line. Finally, we go over adding and removing nodes from your Ceph cluster.


The primary option for accessing resource data for your private cloud is through the use of Datadog. Datadog allows for the collection of logs from a wide variety of services. Datadog then has the ability to visualize and alert based on this log data. Through Datadog you have the ability to customize logging for your containers as well as any new services you may add. If you are interested in installing and enabling Datadog visit Monitor OpenStack with Datadog.

Figure 1: Sample Datadog dashboard

Resources of a Private Cloud

There are currently three variations to private cloud deployments: Small, Standard, and Large. All private cloud deployments have a cluster of three hyper-converged servers but will have different allocations of memory, storage, and CPU processing power depending on the configuration and hardware. In addition, you have the option of adding additional hardware nodes to your cluster.

View Memory and Compute Usage in Horizon

To view the resources used by your cloud, you have to be the admin user and assigned to the admin project. Once you are in the admin project, navigate to Admin -> Compute -> Hypervisors. This section, lists the following items:

  • VCPU Usage
  • Memory Usage
  • Local disk usage

Figure 2: Hypervisor Summary showing disk and resource usage

View Instance State Across Cluster

There is also an option to see the location of your instances within your cluster. To view this information, navigate to Admin -> Compute -> Instances. You have the option to see the project, the host, as well as the IP address, and state.

Figure 3: Summary of Instances

How to Access Resource Information from Ceph

To access information regarding your Ceph cluster’s resource pools, you will need to use Ceph’s CLI. These are a summary of some useful resource monitoring and health commands. For further information, visit Ceph’s Ceph Administration Tool page.

  • ceph -s to check the status of Ceph
  • ceph df to list the disk usage overview
  • ceph health detail provides details about existing health issues
  • ceph osd pool ls to list pools add detail for additional details regarding replication and health metrics

Adding nodes to your Ceph Cluster

In order to add additional hardware for your cluster, first review Cloud Hardware Best Practices. This is to ensure that you have selected the appropriate node for your cloud. Once you have selected the appropriate node, navigate to OpenMetal Central and click on your Assets page. The option to add hardware is located in the top right corner as Add Hardware.

Figure 4: Picture of Assets Page where hardware is added to Private Clouds

Removing nodes from your Ceph Cluster

To remove nodes from your Ceph Cluster, you must file a support ticket within OpenMetal Central. A member of our support staff will be able to further assist you with removing hardware from your private cloud. For assistance in submitting support tickets, visit How to Reach Support in the heading of our Introduction to OpenMetal Central Guide.