The OpsCenter Event Log page displays a continuously updated list of events and alerts. The following list reflects the most detailed logging level available for Cassandra, DataStax Enterprise, and OpsCenter events. The available levels are DEBUG(0), INFO (1), WARN (2), ERROR (3), CRITICAL (4), ALERT (5).
Data for these events is stored in the events and events_timeline column families in the OpsCenter keyspace:
|COMPACTION||0||Major compaction has occurred.|
|CLEANUP||1||Unused keys have been removed or cleaned up.|
|REPAIR||2||A repair operation has been initiated.|
|FLUSH||3||Memtables have been flushed to disk.|
|DRAIN||4||The commit log has been emptied, or drained.|
|DECOMMISSION||5||A leaving node has streamed its data to another node.|
|MOVE||6||Like NODE_MOVE; a new token range has been assigned.|
|NODE_DOWN||13||A node has stopped responding.|
|NODE_UP||14||An unresponsive node has recovered.|
|NODE_LEFT||15||A node has left, or been removed from, the ring.|
|NODE_JOIN||16||A node has joined the ring.|
|NODE_MOVE||17||A node has been assigned a new token range (the token has moved).|
|OPSC_UP||18||OpsCenter has been started and is operating.|
|OPSC_DOWN||19||OpsCenter was stopped or stopped running.|
|GC||20||Java garbage collection has been initiated.|
Optionally, you can configure OpsCenter to send alerts for selected levels of events. These alerts can be provided remotely by email, or through HTTP to a selected URL. Alerts are disabled by default.
Alerts are triggered only by events from the OpsCenter API/UI. For example, a nodetool move operation submitted from the command line does not trigger an alert. However, a move operation launched using Dashboard > List View > Actions > Move controls in the OpsCenter does trigger an alert.
All alerts contain the following information about each event captured:
|api_source_ip||IP that originally sent the request.||22.214.171.124|
|target_node||Destination of a STREAMING action.||126.96.36.199|
|event_source||Component that caused the event.||OpsCenter (i.e., restart, start)|
|user||OpsCenter user that caused the event.||opscenter_user|
|time||Normal timestamp for the event.||1311025650414527|
|action||Type of event (see above table)||20|
|message||Description of the event.||Garbage Collecting node 188.8.131.52|
|level||Numerical code for the log level.||1|
|source_node||Node where the event originated.||184.108.40.206|
|level_str||Logging level of the event.||INFO|
OpsCenter can post alerts to selected email addresses. To enable email alerts, you must edit the email.conf file and provide valid SMTP server host and port information. This file is located in the following directories:
To enable email alerts:
For example, in a system with email alerts enabled for critical and alert-level events,:file:email.conf looks like:
[email] enabled=1 # levels can be comma delimited list of any of the following: # DEBUG,INFO,WARN,ERROR,CRITICAL,ALERT # If left empty, will listen for all levels levels=CRITICAL,ALERT smtp_host=smtp.gmail.com smtp_port=465 email@example.com smtp_pass=********* smtp_use_ssl=1 smtp_use_tls=0 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com subject=OpsCenter Event
To enable email alerts to multiple addresses:
Create a different email conf file with settings for each email address. All conf files are loaded so you can name them email1.conf, email2.conf, and so on.
OpsCenter can post alerts to a URL if you provide a correctly formatted POST script. For example, a simple PHP script containing print_r($_POST); should be sufficient for getting started.
To enable URL posting on the OpsCenter side, you must edit posturl.conf and provide a path to your script. This file is located in the following directories:
To enable URL posting:
In a system with posting enabled for critical and alert-level events, posturl.conf looks like:
[posturl] enabled=1 url=http://220.127.116.11/postOPSCevents.php # levels can be comma delimited list of any of the following: # DEBUG,INFO,WARN,ERROR,CRITICAL,ALERT # If left empty, will listen for all levels levels=CRITICAL,ALERT
You can set preferences to specify how the posting is handled on the receiving side.
To verify that events are posting correctly:
Post events to a file such as /tmp/events on the web server host.
Create a script. For example, create a PHP script http://18.104.22.168/postOPSCevents.php:
<?php file_put_contents('/tmp/events', print_r($_POST,true), FILE_APPEND); ?>
Deploy the script. You might need to restart the web server.
Launch a logged event, such as an OpsCenter restart or garbage compaction from Dashboard > Cluster > List View. Output to /tmp looks something like this:
Array ( [api_source_ip] => 22.214.171.124 [target_node] => None [event_source] => OpsCenter [user] => None [time] => 1311025598851602 [action] => 20 [message] => Garbage Collecting node 126.96.36.199 [level] => 1 [source_node] => 188.8.131.52 [level_str] => INFO )