Ceilometer is a component of OpenStack that polls, collects, and publishes OpenStack service data.

After deploying VMware Integrated OpenStack, you can enable Ceilometer to perform telemetry functions. Enabling or disabling Ceilometer may temporarily affect other OpenStack services.


Ensure that your environment has been prepared for Ceilometer, including five extra contiguous IP addresses on the management network. For other requirements, see the Additional Components section of Hardware Requirements for VMware Integrated OpenStack and the relevant table in Required Network Ports.


  1. In the vSphere Web Client, select Home > VMware Integrated OpenStack.
  2. Click the Manage tab and click the Settings tab.
  3. Select Ceilometer and click Enable.


The virtual machines required by Ceilometer are created and the service is enabled.

What to do next

If you no longer want to use Ceilometer, you can disable it on this page. This will stop the Ceilometer service and remove all Ceilometer nodes.