[collectd] collectd's network output

lanas lanas at securenet.net
Mon Apr 11 23:21:55 CEST 2011

Le Lundi, 11 Avril 2011 21:33:04 +0200,
Bruno Prémont <bonbons at linux-vserver.org> a écrit :

> On Mon, 11 April 2011 lanas <lanas at securenet.net> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> >   I'm looking at collectd for an eventual use.  I am using it with
> > the CSV output now as this seems to be the most straightforward to
> > start with.  Ultimately, the output would be network and I have a
> > question (well, I guess afew ;-) regarding it: which process can
> > recevive collectd's networking output ? Does collectd works as both
> > a client and a 'server' ? There is seemingly no parameter to
> > control this. 
> Yes, collectd can both send and receive data with network plugin (see
> http://www.collectd.org/wiki/index.php/Plugin:Network for details, the
> keyword preceding the IP address/host name determines is sending or
> receiving is done.
> >   Ah, and what is the 'recipe' to generate the nice graphs shown on
> > the web site ?  Were these generated by the utilities in the
> > contrib/ directory ?
> Some of them are certainly (though probably not all of them). Note
> that all of them are being graphed with rrdtool (rrdtool or rrdcached
> plugins can be used to produce the RRD files that can later be
> graphed).
> Don't hesitate reading the wiki, man and FAQ pages, you will find a
> lot of details over there (and the source code under contrib/ for
> samples of graphing commands with rrdtool).

Thanks for the prompt reply.  Before I head off into the documentation
(which seems to be quite good indeed) can you tell me if there is a
pre-defined recommended (tested) way of generating graphs from CSV
files by the collectd team ?



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