Maximizing Uptime, ROI and Value of Private Cloud

Business requires production private clouds to be available! Every lost minute means a potential loss of thousands of dollars in productivity, business transactions, even sales. This places high emphasis on the tooling to identify and address issues in the shortest amount of time, ideally before the problem becomes serious. You need to know that your cloud is providing the business value you had predicted and your management team is expecting.

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StackLight for MCP Overview

Complete Open-Source Operations Support System for Mirantis Cloud Platform (MCP)

Mirantis StackLight provides the insight to maximize the availability of your cloud, whether under Mirantis OpsCare management or being managed by your IT organization. StackLight offers the interface for lifecycle management and day to day operational information to help improve the business value of the cloud through fault detection and isolation, performance optimization and governance capabilities. StackLight is a 100% open-source consolidated control center for operations automation and distributed logging, monitoring and alerting. It is specifically designed for MCP by providing a view into the open cloud with optimized collectors, dashboards, alarms, faults and event correlation. StackLight includes beautiful analytics visualizations and is built to be lean, fast, scalable and extensible.

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DevOps Portal

The Mirantis DevOps Portal within StackLight provides a holistic view of your MCP cloud environment. The aggregated toolset enables cloud operators to quickly identify and act upon comprehensive cloud interactions, saving valuable time in troubleshooting, often even before the issues cause noticeable downtime for end users. The vital health statistics and resource utilization metrics are all readily available through focused UIs offering cloud intelligence insights and environment-encompassing monitor services. DevOps Portal offers direct access to the logging, monitoring and alerting tools easing the ongoing operations of Day 2. The web UI offers services including: cloud health, cloud intelligence, capacity management and a subset of the tools made available within Simian Army, namely Security Monkey and Janitor Monkey. IT operators have the power to maintain larger clouds with higher availability and longer uptimes.

Cloud Health Service Cloud Health Service

Collect and report service availability and failed customer (tenant) interactions (FCI)

Cloud Intelligence Service Cloud Intelligence Service

Interact with cloud service metrics to query a wide range of insights

Cloud Capacity Management Cloud Capacity Management

Report cloud resource consumption for planning and optimization

Security & Janitor Monkeys Security & Janitor Monkeys

Track and evaluate cloud tenant security policies and automate cloud resource reclamation

Lifecycle Management

In addition to the deep insight into the MCP open cloud, DevOps Portal includes integration with DriveTrain and RunDeck for automation of deployment, lifecycle management, and daily operations tasks like backups and report generation. MCP CI/CD pipelines are defined, run, and monitored all from within the portal. And IT operators can efficiently manage recurring duties by creating runbooks for these kinds of workflows. Policy-driven automation further simplifies the management of the complex systems, enabling faster times to value and better SLAs.

Logging

StackLight utilizes Elasticsearch and Kibana to intelligently collect relevant log information, correlate events and create custom views for visualization. The retention period is customizable. The logging solution can be scaled up in response to a growing cloud without data loss or reinstallation.

Monitoring

StackLight monitors the health of your MCP cloud and provides relevant metrics and events. It is based on InfluxDB and Grafana, and precisely indicates which service caused the failure, helping to slash the time required to solve issues. Similar to logging, the retention period is customizable.

Alerting

StackLight utilizes Prometheus for providing low latency alert responses to events across the entire MCP open cloud environment, including OpenStack, Kubernetes, Ceph and SDNs like OpenContrail. There are built-in alerts on anomaly and fault detection (AFD) metrics that can be extended to create custom alerts. The alarms can be exported to other systems via standard protocols such as SNMP.

Seamless Transfer to Your Team

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100% Open Source

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100% vendor agnostic

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100% up to you

With Mirantis OpsCare, you have the option to later seamlessly transfer to your IT organization the same in-place tooling and same in-place operating procedures used by Mirantis.

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