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Re: [Metering] polling intervals, was: Agent configuration mechanism
On 06/06/2012 05:06 PM, Doug Hellmann wrote:
> Starting a new thread for this topic...
> On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 5:43 AM, Nick Barcet <nick.barcet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> <mailto:nick.barcet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
> On 06/05/2012 09:03 PM, Doug Hellmann wrote:
> > >
> > > Right now we only have one interval for all polling. Do you
> > think we
> > > need to add support for polling different values at
> > > intervals? Do we need other per-agent settings, or are
> all of the
> > > settings the same for all agents? (I had assumed the latter
> > would be
> > > all we needed.)
> > I would have thought that we may want to support different
> intervals per
> > meters, based on the billing rules that one may want to offer.
> > example, I may want to bill compute by the hour but floating
> IPs by the
> > day, hence have a different reporting interval for each.
> > I was planning to aggregate the values for items being billed over the
> > longer time frames, but we can make the polling interval configurable.
> > It will take some work, because of the way the scheduled tasks are
> > configured in the service and manager (right now we just schedule one
> > method to run, and it invokes each pollster).
> > How important is it to include this in Folsom?
> Not crucial. I would classify this as "Nice to have".
> We need a ticket to track this. It's going to require some work on the
> agent service, because right now the code that loads the plugins doesn't
> have access to the object that knows how to run jobs at regular
> intervals. I would rather have a complete tool that works at a single
> interval, then go back and enhance it to allow other intervals during
> the next release cycle. Is that going to meet your needs?
As I said, this would not be a hard requirement for me, so no issues there.
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