Given an OpenStack deployment where services are varied and distributed across many hosts, creating an efficient and usable logging solution can present quite a few challenges. From an Operators perspective, not having useful or easily accessible logs can massively hamper issue resolution and health checking efficiency, but what can we do to ensure the logs are as useful and accessible as possible?
This talk will cover the following:
- Outline the use and importance of logging within your OpenStack environment.
- Cover the challenges that arise with regards to logging, and ways to overcome these.
- Use an ELK (ElasticSearch, Logstash and Kibana) stack to show speciifc examples and give an idea of how logging can be setup to improve the efficiency and ease of use within your OpenStack environment.
- Look at further considerations with regards to logging of your environment, and a look at what more can be done.