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Performance Monitoring with PCP and Vector

Update: FchE notes that the pcp-webapp-vector package is already part of Fedora, instructions amended

Netflix recently announced their new Vector open-source monitoring tool. Vector uses Perfomance Co-Pilot as a framework to fetch and manage metrics and provides a nice web GUI on top of it.


The following steps are tested on Fedora 22 (or a pre-release of it in this case). First let's install the needed packages:

dnf install -y pcp pcp-webapi pcp-webapp-vector

Let's get pcp and pcp-webapi configured and started first:

systemctl enable pmcd pmwebd
systemctl start pmcd pmwebd

At this point Vector is already installed correctly. If you installed vector on your machine running a browser you simply need to point it to, otherwise replace localhost with the machine where pmwebd+vector are running:


Note that Vector, which runs within the browser will connect to the remote 44323/tcp pmwebd port, so make sure it is accessible.


Once everything is installed correctly we simply need to open a browser on and point it to the system where we installed Vector on port 8080. Within the web UI we can then choose any server which has pmwebd running:



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