Collectd Agent

Collectd is a simple monitoring client which can be installed on most Linux systems. To simplify the setup, we provide a configuration file for you to use

Installing and configuring collectd

  1. Install collectd on your system. It’s usually available via your normal package manager, e.g. apt-get install collectd

  2. From the Hosted Graphite Add-ons page, select collectd and download the appropriate configuration file. Version 5.4 works with most versions of collectd

  3. Copy the downloaded configuration file to /etc/collect/collectd.conf. If you want to keep the original configuration file, rename it to collectd.conf.old

  4. Configure optional plugins to collect data from many different technologies and running processes on your servers, see their table of plugins here

  5. Restart collectd so that it uses the new configuration file, and metrics will appear in your Hosted Graphite account, prefixed with collectd

Generating and viewing the collectd dashboard

Once collectd is up and running, you can automatically generate a dashboard from our dashboard library. Navigate to Dashboards => Dashboard Library and click 'Generate'.

For more detailed information on how to manually configure collectd, see our collectd doc in the Add-Ons and Integrations Guide.

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