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From Wido den Hollander <w...@widodh.nl>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Automatic usage reporting / call-home for CloudStack
Date Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:28:43 GMT
Hi,

It has been quite some time and this feature hasn't merged yet.

I created a issue for this:
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CLOUDSTACK-8677

The code is ready to merge and is in the "reporter" [0] branch on the
Git repo.

Even if the VM isn't ready, I would like to merge this feature into 4.6
and get a VERY CLEAR doc into the Release Notes.

Without Infra to send stats to, it seems like this feature is worthless,
but it isn't. Since we got the code running, so as soon as we get
call-home.cloudstack.org online we are good.

Merging would just be sending a PR, before I do so, any objections?

Wido

[0]:
https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf?p=cloudstack.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/reporter

On 01-12-14 14:08, Wido den Hollander wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> As a project we currently don't have a lot of insight information on
> about how CloudStack is being used. Surveys tell us a lot, but not
> everybody fills in the survey, so we still miss a lot of information.
> 
> That's why I've written the Usage Reporting functionality for the
> management server which automatically sends back anonymous information
> about a CloudStack deployment.
> 
> It's currently in the 'reporter' branch. [0]
> 
> By default, every 7 days it generates a JSON document with:
> - Hosts (Number, version, type, hypervisor)
> - Clusters (Hypervisor en Management type)
> - Primary storage (Type and provider)
> - Zones (Network type and providers)
> - Instances (Number and types)
> 
> This report is not complete yet, I'd like to add more information, but
> that will be Management Server information.
> 
> The code on how this report is generated is obviously 100% Open Source,
> so end-users can always exactly see how the information was compiled.
> 
> I want to discuss this new feature for CloudStack and the possible
> implications it might have.
> 
> I'm opting for a opt-out. So every new or upgraded install to 4.6.0
> (master) will have this enabled. Yes, we have to be very explicit in the
> Release Notes that this has been added.
> 
> Why? It's the small price we as a project ask for using CloudStack. We
> want a little bit of information on how CloudStack is being used so that
> we can use this to make CloudStack even better.
> 
> Turning it off is also just one global setting and it will never turn on
> again.
> 
> On the server-side there is a Python flask application [1] (found in the
> reporter directory) which stores all the incoming information in a
> ElasticSearch database. From there analytics can be gathered on
> CloudStack deployments.
> 
> It currently points to http://cs-report.widodh.nl/report which will NOT
> be the endpoint when this is merged into master.
> 
> For 'production' I want to have
> https://report.cloudstack.apache.org/report where all reports are submitted.
> 
> For every setup a unique ID is determined by hashing the first row in
> the 'version' table. This is the version + timestamp and that is hashed
> using SHA256. Using this unique ID we can track changes in deployments
> and see how they grow or shrink.
> 
> Technically this wasn't that hard to implement, but the politics
> surrounding it might be the hardest part.
> 
> What do other have to say about this? Should there be a VOTE for this
> feature to come into CloudStack? Opt-in, opt-out?
> 
> Wido
> 
> [0]:
> https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf?p=cloudstack.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/reporter
> [1]:
> https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf?p=cloudstack.git;a=blob;f=reporter/usage-report-collector.py;h=500a4d284b5172fd93acea08f5460cfff5520855;hb=reporter
> 

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