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Bare Host

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 Contrail Insights (see Contrail Insights Agent Requirements). A bare host can be configured using the Contrail Insights Ansible playbooks.

The Ansible playbook will install Contrail Insights Agent on the host and configure the host in the Contrail Insights Platform. The bare host will be displayed in the Contrail Insights 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 like this: