[collectd] Sending collectd data over network

Fabien Wernli collectd at faxm0dem.org
Mon Feb 27 14:37:15 CET 2012


On Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 03:52:21PM -0500, keeeee quah wrote:
> With the network plugin, it seems to ship all of the loaded plugins' data
> on the compute nodes. How can I selectively send libvirt data and not data
> from other plugins ?

Yes, you cn achieve this by using the filter mechanism. I suggest you read
the wiki: http://collectd.org/wiki/index.php/Chains

> Also is there a way for me to specify the interval the data is sent? Does

I thought there was an option but can't get my hands on it.

> it support batching of data? How will collectd respond in the likelihood of
> a temporary network failure; would the data be lost or batched and resent ?

The network plugin uses UDP, so when the server dies, you lose all your
data. You can workaround this by using another write plugin, or by using
multiple servers for instance.


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