[collectd] Graphing collectd stats with python

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Thu Jan 12 09:32:28 CET 2012

Hi Jason,

On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 04:23:56PM -0500, Jason Stelzer wrote:
> I am at the point now where I'm wanting to generate graphs for the stats
> collectd has gathered. Given that I'm using rrdcached, I need whatever I
> end up using to be aware of the cache.
> It is here that I'm soliciting feedback from people who've been using
> collectd for a while. What have you been using to visualize the data? Any
> thoughts on rrdtool vs graphite?

We've been using collectd for a couple of months now in our organization, in
replacement of an in-house pure-perl tool. We've then adapted our in-house
visualization tool to take into account the collectd-rrdtool directory
tree. We had very specific requirements, which I'd be happy to share, and
you certainly have your own. Please post your requirements to the list, so
we'll be more apt to answer relevantly. As far as your rrdcached requirement
goes, I think it's pretty safe to say that whatever implementation you'll be
using, as long as your RRDCACHED_ADDRESS environment variable correctly
points to your rrdcached socket, it will make use of it.

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