A bare host is a host that is not discovered from a cloud management system, such as OpenStack. Any Linux host can be monitored by AppFormix (see AppFormix Agent Requirements). A bare host can be configured using AppFormix Ansible playbooks.
The Ansible playbook will install AppFormix Agent on the host and configure the host in the AppFormix Platform. The bare host will be displayed in the AppFormix Dashboard, where charts and alarms can be used to monitor metrics from the host.
Configure a Bare Host
To configure a bare host, add an entry for the bare host in
the inventory file following the
[bare_host] group tag. For example, the Ansible inventory will look something
[bare_host] hostname1 hostname2 ansible_ssh_user='user' ansible_ssh_pass='password'