This project written in Nodejs aims to cover a gap detected in RedHat Openshift (3.11.4.X) solutions deployed on RHHI with RHV, and it is the impossibility of centralizing monitoring on a single console.

With RHV2Prometheus, metrics are generated from the objects detected in the RHV api, to import them from Openshift's own promtheus.

Console events are also read and presented in an authenticated view with Red Hat Single Sign-on (SSO) implemented in Openshift.

It also includes a functionality to simulate the response of an ovirt api (static values from a lab), using the sample data or those read in your environment, ideal for testing the solution if we do not have an api to consult.

About the idea

I am currently involved in a project described as the need, additionally I'm adding functionalities to automate the configuration and checks of these metrics from Nagios, and the notification of events, but I exclude them.

RHV2 Prometheus is not yet in production in any environment, it is in Alpha phase.

Getting started

Depending on where we want to go, the requirements to test RHV2prometheus vary:

NODE.js Allows us to run RHV2Prometheus on our laptop or any node server. Openshift Container Platform 3.11/4.X we can deploy and integrate it with the prometheus out-of-the-box, only tested in Openshift 3.11 with Prometheus-operator. Red Hat Virtualization What we consult is the ovirt api, so it could be integrated with other solutions, only tested in RHV 4.0 of the labs in OPENTLC.com and RHV 4.0 over RHHI.


First you need to clone the repo to local and edit the .env file

# User example "admin@internal"
# Password example "r3dh4t1!"
# Base64 encoded user@domain:password

then select your option [Openshift|Node.js]

  • Openshift Here are some steps to take it working, obiously you can take your own way.
# create the project
oc new-project rhv2prometheus --description="Create prometheus metrics from RHV" --display-name="rhv2prometheus"
# create build from source
oc new-build --name rhv2prometheus --strategy=source --binary --image-stream=nodejs:latest
# start the build
oc start-build rhv2prometheus --from-dir=. --follow
# create the app
oc new-app rhv2prometheus
# expose the service
oc expose svc/rhv2prometheus

Then you can access to http://rhv2prometheus-rhv2prometheus.yourappdomain.com/metrics to check the metrics to scrape from an other prometheus.

Also can check the events in: https://rhv2prometheus-rhv2prometheus.yourappdomain.com/events (set RHSSO="true") http://rhv2prometheus-rhv2prometheus.yourappdomain.com/events (set RHSSO="false")

For config the prometheus-operator out-of-the-box, here i use some steps that can be optimized, but the next works for me:

*Cluster admin rights are required

  1. Clone the configmap cluster-monitoring-config to a new one prometheus-custom-cfg in the project "openshift-monitoring" adding our RHV2prometheus svc route to the scape_configs:
- job_name: custom/rhv-monitoring
    - targets: ['rhv2prometheus-rhv2prometheus.yourappdomain.com']
  1. The Stateful Set "prometheus-k8s" have defined 4 containers (prometheus, prometheus-config-reloader, prometheus-proxy, rules-configmap-reloader) inside each prometheus pods, we just need to edit the prometheus-config-reloader:

Mount the new configmap adding our config_custom mountPath:

in the app definition:

        - configMap:
            defaultMode: 420
            name: cluster-monitoring-config
          name: cluster-monitoring-config

in the container definition:

            - mountPath: /etc/prometheus/config_custom
              name: prometheus-custom-cfg
              readOnly: true

Edit the - args of the container to use our custom cfg with the flag --config-file:


Saving the Stateful Set will start the new deploy, and prometheus-config-reloader will send the new config to the container prometheus.

Then we can check our new metrics inside prometheus

  • Node.js

install it:

npm install

then take a look at the package.json, scripts definition:

    "start": "set RHEVtest=false&& set RHEVrecord=false&& node server.js",
    "start-no-sso": "set RHEVtest=false&& set RHEVrecord=false&& node server.js",
    "test": "node simulator.js&& set RHEVtest=true&& set RHEVrecord=false&& node server.js",
    "record": "set RHEVtest=false&& set RHEVrecord=true&& node server.js"

to start it connecting to the .env.RHVServer and use SSO:

npm start

if you want to record the api output for simulator run:

npm run record

if you want to test connecting to the api simulator, run:

npm run test

Then you can access to http://localhost:8080/metrics to check the metrics to scrape from an other prometheus.

Also can check the events in: https://localhost/events (set RHSSO=true) http://localhost:8080/events (set RHSSO=false)

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