[collectd] collectd inside a container monitoring the host

Marc Fournier marc.fournier at camptocamp.com
Tue Aug 30 08:09:59 CEST 2016

Maurizio Vitale <mrz.vtl at gmail.com> writes:

> Hi all,
>   is there an easy way for running collectd inside a docker container while
> still monitoring the host?
> For a number of plugin of interest to me it is only a matter of mounting
> /proc to /host_proc inside the container and then use that. Other plugins
> might be trickier.
> But even for the simple ones, one might have to change the source code.
> Has anybody done this successfully?

I started working on (but didn't really finish yet):


> [the reason for this, rather than running collectd as a normal process on
> every host, is that I need to have it running in kubernetes and having
> non-contenairazed processes is not nice]

Yes, this was also my use-case.


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