SexiGraf is a fully open-source vSphere centric Graphite VMware appliance with a Grafana frontend. It pulls VI and VSAN metrics from VMware vCenter APIs, push them to Graphite and let Grafana produces the gorgeous dashboards we love so much!
Full changelog is available here: CHANGELOG.md
Official website for this awesome appliance is available at http://www.sexigraf.fr
The metrics used in the various VSAN dashboards are collected every minutes using to the
QueryVsanStatistics API method of
HostVsanInternalSystem. With some json ticks, it is possible to access any metrics from the VSAN cluster. And guess what! We’re already working on other cool SexiPanels for VSAN: http://www.sexigraf.fr/vsan-sexipanels/
Fast. Very fast. That’s what we had in mind when we designed SexiGraf. When you need vSphere metrics, the obvious way is the
PerformanceManager, but we need something faster so we choosed managed object properties and quickstats like
ResourcePoolQuickStats. If we have no other choice, we failback to the
PerformanceManager but we only query the last 15 samples of the
RealTime samplingPeriod since we pull vSphere metrics every 5 minutes. http://www.sexigraf.fr/vsphere-sexipanels/
Starting from version 9.10, FreeNAS allows users to set a “Remote Graphite Server” target to send all the metrics harvested by Collectd. Guess what would make a nice Graphite target! http://www.sexigraf.fr/freenas-sexipanel/
Leveraging the built-in Graphite listener of SexiGraf, we introduced Windows support in version 0.99c with basic cpu-ram-hdd metrics : http://www.sexigraf.fr/windows-sexipanel/
Because we love and use pfSense very much since the m0n0wall fork, we decided to make a great dashboard with system metrics, interface statistics but most importantly the pfinfo data which let you monitor the packet filtering service of the firewall.
Since the first release we wanted to add a SMART counters dashboard because we were so inspired by the Backblaze reports. But we never found a proper way to get those stats from any kind of NAS so we decided to rely on a custom script that pushes the data to graphite using netcat 😉
This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE.md file for details