Centreon Engine Benchmarking Tools¶
Centreon Engine provides a benchmarking tool designed to mesure the speed of passive check result processing. The utility is named centengine_bench_passive.
- -? –help print tool help
- -M –mode specify the mode in which the tool should run (see below)
- -h –activehosts number of active hosts in the configuration (default is 0)
- -s –activeservices number of active services in the configuration (default is 0)
- -H –passivehosts number of passive hosts in the configuration (default is 1)
- -S –passiveservices number of passive services in the configuration (default is 100)
- -c –count number of passive check results to send (default is 1000)
- -e –engine path to Centreon Engine binary (default is /usr/sbin/centengine)
- -m –module Centreon Engine external command module (default is /usr/lib64/centreon-engine/externalcmd.so)
The benchmarking tool has three modes :
- benchmark perform a full benchmark test. It generates a Centreon Engine configuration and mesure time needed to process the expected number of passive check results
- configuration generate a configuration compatible with the later command mode. Note that when generating the configuration, all number of hosts and services must be equal to the numbers provided to the command mode.
- command generate external commands of passive check results. Note that the number of hosts and services provided in this mode must be equal to the numbers provided when generating the benchmarking configuration.
Use over a network¶
If you wish to test passive check processing over a network the best way to do it is to perform the following steps :
- generate a bencharking configuration using the configuration mode on the target server
- run Centreon Engine on the server using this configuration
- run the netcat tool listening on some port. Redirect its output to Centreon Engine external command FIFO (nc -l -k -p 6000 > /tmp/centengine.cmd)
- run the bencharking tool on one or multiple remote servers and redirect their output to a netcat that will connect to the target server (centengine_bench_passive <params> | nc remoteserver 6000)