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Monasca, an OpenStack Community project

About Monasca

Monasca is an open-source monitoring-as-a-service solution under the OpenStack “Big Tent”. It aims to be highly performant, scalable, and fault-tolerant.


Core principles:

  • multi-tenant
  • highly scalable
  • performant
  • fault-tolerant


  • accepts arbitrary metrics with key/value pair metadata (dimensions)
  • alarming and notification engines output to email, PagerDuty, webhooks, Slack, and HipChat


Monasca discussion usually occurs on IRC at OFTC #openstack-monasca

Many major companies are also involved in developing or deploying Monasca:

  • Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
  • Charter Communications
  • Fujitsu
  • Cisco
  • Cray
  • Rackspace
  • SAP
  • NEC
  • SUSE
  • StackHPC


Several overviews of Monasca can be found at the following:


Monasca is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license.