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From "Sumit Mohanty (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (AMBARI-3147) Modify ganglia config to match the data resolution of the older version
Date Mon, 14 Oct 2013 23:36:44 GMT


Sumit Mohanty commented on AMBARI-3147:

How to modify ganglia config if you are using Ambari 1.2.5?

* Stop Ganglia Service
* Go to the host where ganglia gmetad server is deployed
* Edit the file /var/lib/ambari-agent/puppet/modules/hdp-ganglia/files/ (use the
attached patch as the guide)
** Essentially, the default config is overwritten with the new config
* At this point if you start Ganglia server then any new metrics will create smaller rrd files
(~12/24 KB) but the older metrics would still retain the larger file (.6/1.2 MB)
* You can also delete (after backing up) the files in /var/lib/ganglia/rrds/ (or where ever
the rrd files are located - see config type "global", with tag that is associated with the
cluster, and property name "rrdcached_base_dir") and then have ganglia recreate all rrd files
after it starts
* Once you decide which way to go based on the disk space requirements, make the necessary
changes and start Ganglia service

> Modify ganglia config to match the data resolution of the older version
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: AMBARI-3147
>                 URL:
>             Project: Ambari
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: controller
>    Affects Versions: 1.4.0
>            Reporter: Sumit Mohanty
>            Assignee: Sumit Mohanty
>             Fix For: 1.4.1
>         Attachments: AMBARI-3147.patch
> New ganglia version retains almost 50 times more data for higher resolution metrics collection.
Ambari needs to modify the configuration to match the older resolution as the new default
config has a very high disk space requirement.
> Looks like the default config for ganglia changed from
> RRAs "RRA:AVERAGE:0.5:1:244" "RRA:AVERAGE:0.5:24:244" "RRA:AVERAGE:0.5:168:244" "RRA:AVERAGE:0.5:672:244"
> to
> RRAs "RRA:AVERAGE:0.5:1:5856" "RRA:AVERAGE:0.5:4:20160" "RRA:AVERAGE:0.5:40:52704"
> Its an increase from 1350 data points to 78720. After reverting to older configuration
the file size for a single metrics and its summary info are
> {noformat}
> -rw-rw-rw- 1 nobody nobody 12224 Sep  7 18:29 ./HDPNameNode/
> -rw-rw-rw- 1 nobody nobody 23656 Sep  7 18:29 ./HDPNameNode/__SummaryInfo__/disk_free.rrd
> {noformat}
> In contrast it was
> {noformat}
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  630768 Sep  7 17:48 /tmp/rrds/HDPNameNode/
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1261000 Sep  7 17:47 /tmp/rrds/HDPNameNode/__SummaryInfo__/disk_free.rrd
> {noformat}
> The recommendation is to revert back to the old config (i.e. do not use the new default
config). Confirming that with an older installation of Ambari.

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