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NAME

       pcp2xml - pcp-to-xml metrics exporter

SYNOPSIS

       pcp2xml  [-5CGHIjLnrRvVxXz?]   [-4  action]  [-8|-9  limit]  [-a archive] [--archive-folio
       folio] [-A align] [-b|-B space-scale] [-c config]  [--container  container]  [--daemonize]
       [-e  derived]  [-f  format]  [-F outfile] [-h host] [-i instances] [-J rank] [-K spec] [-N
       predicate] [-O origin] [-P|-0 precision] [-q|-Q count-scale] [-s samples]  [-S  starttime]
       [-t interval] [-T endtime] [-y|-Y time-scale] [-Z timezone] metricspec [...]

DESCRIPTION

       pcp2xml  is  a  customizable  performance  metrics  exporter  tool  from  PCP to XML.  Any
       available performance metric, live or archived, system and/or application, can be selected
       for exporting using either command line arguments or a configuration file.

       pcp2xml  is  a  close  relative  of pmrep(1).  Please refer to pmrep(1) for the metricspec
       description accepted on pcp2xml command line and  pmrep.conf(5)  for  description  of  the
       pcp2xml.conf  configuration  file  overall  syntax,  this  page describes pcp2xml specific
       options and configuration file differences with pmrep.conf(5).  pmrep(1) also  lists  some
       usage examples of which most are applicable with pcp2xml as well.

       Only  the command line options listed on this page are supported, other options recognized
       by pmrep(1) are not supported.

       Options via environment values (see pmGetOptions(3)) override the  corresponding  built-in
       default   values   (if  any).   Configuration  file  options  override  the  corresponding
       environment  variables  (if  any).   Command  line  options  override  the   corresponding
       configuration file options (if any).

CONFIGURATION FILE

       pcp2xml  uses  a  configuration  file with overall syntax described in pmrep.conf(5).  The
       following options are common with pmrep.conf: version, source, speclocal, derived, header,
       globals,  samples,  interval, type, type_prefer, ignore_incompat, names_change, instances,
       live_filter, rank, limit_filter, limit_filter_force, invert_filter, predicate,  omit_flat,
       precision,      precision_force,      count_scale,     count_scale_force,     space_scale,
       space_scale_force, time_scale, time_scale_force.  The  output  option  is  recognized  but
       ignored for pmrep.conf compatibility.

   pcp2xml specific options
       extended (boolean)
           Write  extended  information  about metrics.  Corresponding command line option is -x.
           Default is no.

       everything (boolean)
           Write everything known about  metrics,  including  PCP  internal  IDs.   Corresponding
           command line option is -X.  Default is no.

OPTIONS

       The available command line options are:

       -0 precision, --precision-force=precision
            Like -P but this option will override per-metric specifications.

       -4 action, --names-change=action
            Specify  which  action  to  take  on  receiving  a  metric  names change event during
            sampling.  These events occur when  a  PMDA  discovers  new  metrics  sometime  after
            starting  up, and informs running client tools like pcp2xml.  Valid values for action
            are update (refresh  metrics  being  sampled),  ignore  (do  nothing  -  the  default
            behaviour) and abort (exit the program if such an event happens).

       -5, --ignore-unknown
            Silently ignore any metric name that cannot be resolved.  At least one metric must be
            found for the tool to start.

       -8 limit, --limit-filter=limit
            Limit results to instances with values above/below limit.  A  positive  integer  will
            include instances with values at or above the limit in reporting.  A negative integer
            will include instances with values at or below the limit in reporting.   A  value  of
            zero  performs no limit filtering.  This option will not override possible per-metric
            specifications.  See also -J and -N.

       -9 limit, --limit-filter-force=limit
            Like -8 but this option will override per-metric specifications.

       -a archive, --archive=archive
            Performance metric values are retrieved from the set of  Performance  Co-Pilot  (PCP)
            archive log files identified by the argument archive, which is a comma-separated list
            of names, each of which may be the base name of an archive or the name of a directory
            containing one or more archives.

       --archive-folio=folio
            Read  metric  source  archives  from  the  PCP  archive  folio  created by tools like
            pmchart(1) or, less often, manually with mkaf(1).

       -A align, --align=align
            Force the initial sample to be aligned on the boundary of a natural time unit  align.
            Refer to PCPIntro(1) for a complete description of the syntax for align.

       -b scale, --space-scale=scale
            Unit/scale  for  space  (byte)  metrics,  possible  values include bytes, Kbytes, KB,
            Mbytes, MB, and  so  forth.   This  option  will  not  override  possible  per-metric
            specifications.  See also pmParseUnitsStr(3).

       -B scale, --space-scale-force=scale
            Like -b but this option will override per-metric specifications.

       -c config, --config=config
            Specify  the  config file to use.  The default is the first found of: ./pcp2xml.conf,
            $HOME/.pcp2xml.conf, $HOME/pcp/pcp2xml.conf, and $PCP_SYSCONF_DIR/pcp2xml.conf.   For
            details, see the above section and pmrep.conf(5).

       --container=container
            Fetch  performance  metrics from the specified container, either local or remote (see
            -h).

       -C, --check
            Exit before reporting any values, but after parsing the configuration and metrics and
            printing possible headers.

       --daemonize
            Daemonize on startup.

       -e derived, --derived=derived
            Specify  derived performance metrics.  If derived starts with a slash (``/'') or with
            a dot (``.'') it will  be  interpreted  as  a  derived  metrics  configuration  file,
            otherwise  it  will  be  interpreted  as comma- or semicolon-separated derived metric
            expressions.  For details see pmLoadDerivedConfig(3) and pmRegisterDerived(3).

       -G, --no-globals
            Do not include global metrics in reporting (see pmrep.conf(5)).

       -f format, --timestamp-format=format
            Use the format string for formatting the timestamp.  The format  will  be  used  with
            Python's  datetime.strftime  method  which  is  mostly  the same as that described in
            strftime(3).  The default is %Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S.

       -F outfile, --output-file=outfile
            Specify the output file outfile.

       -h host, --host=host
            Fetch performance metrics  from  pmcd(1)  on  host,  rather  than  from  the  default
            localhost.

       -H, --no-header
            Do not print any headers.

       -i instances, --instances=instances
            Report  only  the  listed instances from current instances (if present, see also -j).
            By default all instances, present and future, are reported.  This is a global  option
            that is used for all metrics unless a metric-specific instance definition is provided
            as part of a metricspec.  By default single-valued ``flat'' metrics without  multiple
            instances  are  still  reported  as  usual,  use  -v to change this.  Please refer to
            pmrep(1) for more details on this option.

       -I, --ignore-incompat
            Ignore incompatible metrics.  By default incompatible metrics (that is, their type is
            unsupported  or  they  cannot be scaled as requested) will cause pcp2xml to terminate
            with an error message.  With  this  option  all  incompatible  metrics  are  silently
            omitted from reporting.  This may be especially useful when requesting non-leaf nodes
            of the PMNS tree for reporting.

       -j, --live-filter
            Perform instance live filtering.  This allows capturing all filtered  instances  even
            if processes are restarted at some point (unlike without live filtering).  Performing
            live filtering over a huge amount of instances will add some internal overhead  so  a
            bit of user caution is advised.  See also -n.

       -J rank, --rank=rank
            Limit  results  to  highest/lowest  rank instances of set-valued metrics.  A positive
            integer will include highest valued instances in reporting.  A negative integer  will
            include  lowest  valued instances in reporting.  A value of zero performs no ranking.
            See also -8.

       -K spec, --spec-local=spec
            When fetching metrics from a local context (see -L), the -K option  may  be  used  to
            control  the DSO PMDAs that should be made accessible.  The spec argument conforms to
            the syntax described in pmSpecLocalPMDA(3).  More than one -K option may be used.

       -L, --local-PMDA
            Use a local context to collect metrics from DSO PMDAs on the local host without PMCD.
            See also -K.

       -n, --invert-filter
            Perform  ranking  before  live  filtering.   By default instance live filtering (when
            requested, see -j) happens before instance ranking (when requested,  see  -J).   With
            this option the logic is inverted and ranking happens before live filtering.

       -N predicate, --predicate=predicate
            Specify  a  comma-separated  list  of predicate filter reference metrics.  By default
            ranking (see -J) happens for each metric individually.  With predicates,  ranking  is
            done  only  for the specified predicate metrics.  When reporting, rest of the metrics
            sharing the same instance domain (see PCPIntro(1)) as the predicate will include only
            the highest/lowest ranking instances of the corresponding predicate.

            So  for  example,  using  proc.memory.rss  (resident  memory  size of process) as the
            predicate metric together with proc.io.total_bytes and mem.util.used as metrics to be
            reported,  only  the  processes  using most/least (as per -J) memory will be included
            when reporting total bytes written by processes.  Since mem.util.used  is  a  single-
            valued  metric  (thus  not  sharing  the  same instance domain as the process-related
            metrics), it will be reported as usual.

       -O origin, --origin=origin
            When reporting archived metrics, start reporting at origin  within  the  time  window
            (see  -S  and -T).  Refer to PCPIntro(1) for a complete description of the syntax for
            origin.

       -P precision, --precision=precision
            Use precision for numeric non-integer output values.  The default is to use 3 decimal
            places  (when  applicable).   This  option  will  not  override  possible  per-metric
            specifications.

       -q scale, --count-scale=scale
            Unit/scale for count metrics, possible values include count x 10^-1, count,  count  x
            10,  count  x  10^2,  and  so  forth from 10^-8 to 10^7.  (These values are currently
            space-sensitive.)  This option will not override possible per-metric  specifications.
            See also pmParseUnitsStr(3).

       -Q scale, --count-scale-force=scale
            Like -q but this option will override per-metric specifications.

       -r, --raw
            Output  raw  metric values, do not convert cumulative counters to rates.  This option
            will override possible per-metric specifications.

       -R, --raw-prefer
            Like -r but this option will not override per-metric specifications.

       -s samples, --samples=samples
            The argument samples defines the number of samples to be retrieved and reported.   If
            samples  is 0 or -s is not specified, pcp2xml will sample and report continuously (in
            real time mode) or until the end of the set of PCP archives (in archive  mode).   See
            also -T.

       -S starttime, --start=starttime
            When  reporting  archived  metrics,  the  report  will be restricted to those records
            logged at or after starttime.  Refer to PCPIntro(1) for a complete description of the
            syntax for starttime.

       -t interval, --interval=interval
            The  default update interval may be set to something other than the default 1 second.
            The interval argument follows  the  syntax  described  in  PCPIntro(1),  and  in  the
            simplest  form  may  be  an  unsigned  integer  (the  implied  units in this case are
            seconds).  See also the -T option.

       -T endtime, --finish=endtime
            When reporting archived metrics, the report  will  be  restricted  to  those  records
            logged  before or at endtime.  Refer to PCPIntro(1) for a complete description of the
            syntax for endtime.

            When used to define the runtime before pcp2xml will exit, if no samples is given (see
            -s)  then the number of reported samples depends on interval (see -t).  If samples is
            given then interval will be adjusted to allow reporting of  samples  during  runtime.
            In  case  all of -T, -s, and -t are given, endtime determines the actual time pcp2xml
            will run.

       -v, --omit-flat
            Omit single-valued ``flat'' metrics from reporting, only consider set-valued  metrics
            (i.e., metrics with multiple values) for reporting.  See -i and -I.

       -V, --version
            Display version number and exit.

       -x, --with-extended
            Write extended information.

       -X, --with-everything
            Write everything known about metrics, including PCP internal IDs.

       -y scale, --time-scale=scale
            Unit/scale  for  time  metrics,  possible  values  include nanosec, ns, microsec, us,
            millisec, ms, and so forth up to hour, hr.  This option will  not  override  possible
            per-metric specifications.  See also pmParseUnitsStr(3).

       -Y scale, --time-scale-force=scale
            Like -y but this option will override per-metric specifications.

       -z, --hostzone
            Use  the local timezone of the host that is the source of the performance metrics, as
            identified by either the -h or the -a options.  The default is to use the timezone of
            the local host.

       -Z timezone, --timezone=timezone
            Use  timezone  for  the  date and time.  Timezone is in the format of the environment
            variable TZ as described in environ(7).  Note that when including a  timezone  string
            in  output,  ISO  8601  -style  UTC offsets are used (so something like -Z EST+5 will
            become UTC-5).

       -?, --help
            Display usage message and exit.

FILES

       pcp2xml.conf
              pcp2xml configuration file (see -c)

PCP ENVIRONMENT

       Environment variables with the prefix PCP_ are used to parameterize the file and directory
       names used by PCP.  On each installation, the file /etc/pcp.conf contains the local values
       for these variables.  The $PCP_CONF  variable  may  be  used  to  specify  an  alternative
       configuration file, as described in pcp.conf(5).

       For environment variables affecting PCP tools, see pmGetOptions(3).

SEE ALSO

       mkaf(1),  PCPIntro(1),  pcp(1),  pcp2elasticsearch(1),  pcp2graphite(1),  pcp2influxdb(1),
       pcp2json(1),  pcp2spark(1),  pcp2xlsx(1),  pcp2zabbix(1),  pmcd(1),  pminfo(1),  pmrep(1),
       pmGetOptions(3),     pmSpecLocalPMDA(3),    pmLoadDerivedConfig(3),    pmParseUnitsStr(3),
       pmRegisterDerived(3), LOGARCHIVE(5), pcp.conf(5), pmns(5), pmrep.conf(5) and environ(7).