[collectd] collectd on nexentaOS

Florian Forster octo at verplant.org
Tue Jun 3 19:36:50 CEST 2008

Hey Dmitry,

On Mon, Jun 02, 2008 at 03:50:15PM -0700, Dmitry Yusupov wrote:
> you could get SSH access to Nexenta ZFS zone by requesting account at
> #nexenta IRC.

who do I talk to? And what IRC network is that?

> From what I found, Solaris support is still quite basic, that is
> comparing to the Linux support. Is that still the case or you guys
> ported all the plug-ins to Solaris already ?

The ``basic'' plugins, such as CPU and memory utilization, interface
counters and disk throughput should work under Solaris. Many of the
newer plugin use external libraries, such as libOpenIPMI, so if they
work under Solaris or not depends on the availability of these
libraries. Other plugins communicate with a daemon of some sort using
standard Berkeley sockets - that's portable, too. There are some plugins
that only make sense under Linux, such as the iptables and netlink
plugins. Others, such as `apple_sensors' will not work either, of course

The list of plugins that could run under Solaris but don't is actually
quite short ;) From the top of my head, I think the following plugins
could do with some additional Solaris support:
- battery
- cpufreq
- entropy
- irqs
- nfs
- processes
- serial
- tcpconns
- vmem
- wireless
(This list is probably incomplete and/or incorrect!)

So, the most interesting plugins should be available and the more
specialized plugins should be possible to port - given the system
provides the information.

Florian octo Forster
Hacker in training
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