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Old 04-25-2015, 03:38 PM   #1
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Thoughts about collectd?

I have been asked to gather various system-level statistics and store them in a real-time graphic. I'm currently using Logstash and think it's a great option since I am able to enable various input/output plugins to change its collection behaviors.

What I want to know is, what's your thought about collectd? Is there anything that you think collectd can do that will increase my productivity that logstash may not be covered?
Old 04-25-2015, 08:32 PM   #2
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Is this homework or job related? Is 'Logstash' free software or even open source? Possibly not GNU/Linux.

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Totally different tools using different data - use both.

Improve your productivity ? hmmm - maybe, maybe not. But they'll certainly provide sufficient data to allow you to shine when things go wrong.
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Well basically I configured logstash to read the loadavg. It looks like this:

ubuntu@ip-172-31-11-231:~$ cat /proc/loadavg | awk '{print $1,$2,$3}'
0.21 0.06 0.06

It reads this every minute, stores it in elastic search, and then I can visualize it in Kibana which is a visualization tool. It's open source and has the Apache license. Logstash also has an input module for collectd. Actually, reading up on it I see that it actually gives some more information like memory usage. I think I might trying using that instead.



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