Salted Graphite and Grafana setup for Salt orchestrated monitoring

Demo of running active supervision orchestrated by salt by pushing metrics to graphite and viewing them in grafana.


  • get
  • use docker-compose.yaml with it
  • docker exec -ti saltdocker_master_1 env TERM=xterm bash
  • salt \* state.highstate
  • (you may need to restart your docker instances to refresh salt-minion configuration since docker does not support systemd)




less verbose on the master

echo "\nstate_verbose: False" >> /etc/salt/master

install apt-cacher-ng on your docker host and set apt-cacher-ng proxy using

salt \* "echo 'Acquire::http { Proxy \"\"; };' > /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/02proxy"


  • use environment variable for internal dsn (/etc/hosts) instead of scheduler and mine
  • get apache to serve graphite
  • better tests for idempotent states
  • orchestrator

Make some graphs move

Stress the frontal :

siege -c 100 -i http://localhost:9080/
ab -n 5000 -c 500 http://localhost:9080/

Stress the database :

root@db:/$ su postgres
postgres@db:/$ pgbench -i
postgres@db:/$ pgbench -c 10 -C -s 100 -F 100 -t 100

Burn a CPU in one of the hosts :

while :; do :; done