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
- Install collectd on your system. It’s usually available via your normal package manager, e.g. apt-get install collectd
- From the Hosted Graphite Add-ons page, select collectd and download the appropriate configuration file. Version 5.4 works with most versions of collectd
- 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
- Restart collectd so that it uses the new configuration file: sudo service collectd restart
Generating and viewing the collectd dashboard
On that panel select the collectd version you want to make a dashboard for and click the button, a dashboard will immediately be available for your collectd metrics. For details on how to manually configure collectd, see our collectd doc in our Add-Ons and Integrations Guide.