Static Datasource Configuration


The static datasource allows users to integrate unmanaged resources and topology into Vitrage. Unmanaged means the resource, relationship or property can not be retrieved from any API or database, except static configuration file. The static configuration may include physical, virtual or application resources.

This datasource is static. It is configured in a file that is being reloaded periodically, based on the configuration. This is sufficient in many cases where the resources and relationship is relatively unchanging.

Configure Access to Static

The following should be set in /etc/vitrage/vitrage.conf, under [static] section:



Default Value


Directory path from where to load the configurations



Interval of checking changes in the configuration file

30 seconds

Configure Static Mapping

Static configuration is made for configuring statically managed resources, and their relationships to other resources in the topology. Some physical resources, such as switches, can not be retrieved from OpenStack, and so are defined here.

Static datasource use the same semantics as Vitrage template, except for the following extension

  • Static resources are identified in Vitrage by static_id instead of template_id

  • Entity id must be specified to map the actual resource

  • All entities configured in static datasource are considered RESOURCE

  • scenarios section is not applicable

There may be more than one configuration file. All files will be read from /etc/vitrage/static_datasources/. See previous section on how to configure this location.


  name: # configuration name
  description: # configuration description
  entities:             # list of resources, note that alarms can not be defined for contrast with Vitrage template
    - static_id: s1     # unique ID in static datasource, it will be referred in relationship definition
      type: switch      # resource type, could be any string, not limited to the type from existing datasource.
      id: 12345         # resource ID, used together with ``type`` to refer a resource in real world
      name: switch-1    # name, state and other properties are considered as metadata of the resource
      state: active     # the state of the resource
    - static_id: h1
      type:   # resource type could be from existing datasource
      id: 1             # resource ID, used together with ``type`` to refer a resource in corresponding datasource
      state: active     # the state of the resource
      purpose: CI       # additional properties could be defined - if from existing datasource, it could be updated
    - source: s1                    # static ID of source entity
      target: h1                    # static ID of target entity
      relationship_type: attached   # relationship type, it will be used in scenario condition check

The example above defines a switch with ID 12345 attached to nova host with ID 1. The user also noted that this host will be used for CI.