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NAME

       pmdalibvirt - libvirt PMDA

DESCRIPTION

       pmdalibvirt  is  a Performance Metrics Domain Agent (PMDA) which extracts live performance
       data from libvirt hypervisor and domains (VMs).

       See the libvirt documentation for detailed description of each metric.

INSTALLATION

       pmdalibvirt reads an optional ini-style configuration file

           · $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/libvirt/libvirt.conf

       This file can contain in its [pmda] section  overriding  values  for  the  following  PMDA
       options:

           · user
           · uri
           · backing
           · oldapi

       By  default,  root, qemu:///system, False, and False are used as values for these options,
       respectively.

       The backing setting can be used to expand block device information to cover backing chains
       with recent libvirt versions.

       The old API setting can be used in environments where recent libvirt API additions are not
       available (e.g., RHEL 6 / libvirt-0.10.2) to provide some of the  metrics  available  with
       the newer API.  Regardless of the API version, no guest agent is needed for the metrics.

       Note  that  using non-root user typically requires also libvirt side configuration; please
       refer to libvirt documentation for further details on this.

       Once the needed setup is ready, you can test the connection and install the PMDA to enable
       access  to  the  names and values for the libvirt performance metrics.  To install, do the
       following as root:

           # cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/libvirt
           # ./connect
           # ./Install

       To uninstall, do the following as root:

           # cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/libvirt
           # ./Remove

       pmdalibvirt is launched by pmcd(1) and should never be executed directly.  The Install and
       Remove scripts notify pmcd(1) when the agent is installed or removed.

FILES

       $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/libvirt/libvirt.conf
              configuration file for the pmdalibvirt agent

       $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/libvirt/connect
              connection test helper using the pmdalibvirt agent configuration

       $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/libvirt/Install
              installation script for the pmdalibvirt agent

       $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/libvirt/Remove
              undo installation script for the pmdalibvirt agent

       $PCP_LOG_DIR/pmcd/libvirt.log
              default log file for messages from the pmdalibvirt agent

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).

SEE ALSO

       PCPIntro(1), pmcd(1), virsh(1) and libvirtd(8).