Feature Name: Performance Co-Pilot Feature Update
A new feature release of PCP (Performance Co-Pilot).
- Name: Frank Ch. Eigler, Mark Goodwin, Nathan Scott
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Targeted release: Fedora 19
- Last updated: 2013-01-24
- Percentage of completion: 80%
This PCP update may deliver a group of new features:
- Increased security (SSL transport, authenticated/authorized remote access)
- RRD format data interoperation
- Improved user interfaces (pmchart, possible web gui)
- IPv6 support
- Improvements to Python scripting for monitoring clients
- Prototype instrumentation for systemd and GFS2 clusters
Benefit to Fedora
The increased security may enable installing/activating the daemon by default.
Only the pcp packages would be modified.
How To Test
PCP includes a quality assurance suite in the pcp-testsuite package. Instructions for configuring and running the tests are included in an accompanying README file.
In the event some of the improvements don't make it to upstream PCP in time, the then-newest version would be pulled into Fedora.
All tools, daemons and library interfaces have accompanying man pages. The pcp-doc package also contains tutorials, howtos and other documentation.
Discussion is on-going with the original authors (SGI) about making available the two technical books they have published about PCP, under a community friendly license.