[collectd] collectd & libvirt

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Wed Oct 31 10:21:42 CET 2007

Florian Forster wrote:
> Hey Rich,
> On Tue, Oct 30, 2007 at 04:18:53PM +0000, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
>> In particular it allows you to pull out disk and network I/O
>> statistics for your running guests[1][2].
> since a colleague showed `XenSource' or whatever it was (that commercial
> Xen product) to me, and since I've seen how that was able to show
> certain statistics, I was thinking that something like that would be
> very handy. Especially network statistics may be interesting for hosting
> providers with virtualized servers.

I should say that the advantage of libvirt is that it is independent of 
the particular virtualisation technology being used.  So far we support 
Xen, QEMU, KVM, and have beta support for OpenVZ and Linux-VServer.  So 
you get cross platform "for free" just by using libvirt.


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