[collectd] threshold checking on interface

Andrés J. Díaz ajdiaz at connectical.com
Wed Jun 3 11:56:34 CEST 2009

Hi Brett

The problem, i think, is related to Instance keyword, the interface
name (em0 for you) is a type instance, not a plugin instance (if you
review the rrd directory, you can found a interface/if_octects-em0,
instead of interface-em0/if_octects).

Try the following configuration (works for me):

   <Plugin "interface">
       <Type "if_octets">
         Instance "em0" # Now instance in into Type section :D
         DataSource "tx"
         FailureMax 300000


2009/6/3 Brett Hawn <brett.hawn at gmail.com>:
> I've setup a interface configuration
> <Plugin interface>
>   Interface "em0"
>   IgnoreSelected false
> </Plugin>
> and then a threshold
> <Threshold>
>   <Plugin "interface">
>     Instance "em0"
>       <Type "if_octets">
>         DataSource "tx"
>         FailureMax 300000
>       </Type>
>   </Plugin>
> </Threshold>
> Ideally, this should alert me (via syslog currently), if the interface
> exceeds 300k octets. However, even when I set this as low as 50 (just to
> verify functionality), it did not spawn an alert. Have I gone wrong with
> this somewhere?
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