Visualizing Swarm Object Storage Status with Prometheus & Grafana

Swarm 10.2 (available on Caringo Connect for existing customers) brought us the Prometheus Node Exporter (Prometheus is a popular open-source monitoring solution). The Node Exporter allows you to export Swarm-specific metrics and visualize them with platforms like Grafana—an open-source metrics visualization platform.

To learn more, read last week’s blog, then register for our June 11 (7am PT/10am ET) Tech Tuesday webinar: Monitoring Swarm Object Storage Using Prometheus Exporter & Grafana.

Monitor Swarm with Prometheus and Grafana

Swarm Pro Tip: Maintenance Mode

Swarm storage will recognize a graceful shutdown performed by the storage administrator. This mode is called “Maintenance” and is displayed as such in the Swarm UI. A graceful shutdown tells the cluster to hold off on performing recovery operations since the server in question is expected to return to cluster use soon. This prevents kickoff of expensive recovery and cleanup operations when they aren’t needed. The grace period is held for three hours, after which Swarm will automatically resume necessary recovery procedures.

May Highlights

Upcoming Events

June 11: Tech Tuesday webinar: Monitoring Swarm Object Storage Using Prometheus Exporter & Grafana
July 24: SVG Sports Content Management Forum
May 20–22: Swarm Certified Training, Dublin, Ireland
Sep 13–17: IBC2019, Amsterdam, Netherland
Nov 18–21: Supercomputing 2019, Denver, CO


Employee Spotlight

Paul Phillips, Sales & Operations EMEA

Paul Phillips joined Caringo in early 2018 and leads our Sales & Operations for Caringo in EMEA. Paul has been a founding member of an Intel funded storage start-up and also built the Levels Beyond business outside of North America from scratch. Hailing from Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, Paul will be traveling to Amsterdam, Netherlands for IBC2019 this September. You can visit our Caringo team at IBC Stand 5.C33.

Paul Phillips