View cloud usage statistics

View cloud usage statistics

The Telemetry service provides user-level usage data for OpenStack-based clouds, which can be used for customer billing, system monitoring, or alerts. Data can be collected by notifications sent by existing OpenStack components (for example, usage events emitted from Compute) or by polling the infrastructure (for example, libvirt).


You can only view metering statistics on the dashboard (available only to administrators). The Telemetry service must be set up and administered through the ceilometer command-line interface (CLI).

For basic administration information, refer to the Measure Cloud Resources chapter in the OpenStack End User Guide.

View resource statistics

  1. Log in to the dashboard and select the admin project from the drop-down list.
  2. On the Admin tab, click the Resource Usage category.
  3. Click the:
    • Usage Report tab to view a usage report per project by specifying the time period (or even use a calendar to define a date range).
    • Stats tab to view a multi-series line chart with user-defined meters. You group by project, define the value type (min, max, avg, or sum), and specify the time period (or even use a calendar to define a date range).
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