[collectd] Exec script

Marc Fournier marc.fournier at camptocamp.com
Fri Feb 26 08:55:36 CET 2016

Collectd User <collectd.org at siimnet.dk> writes:

>> On 24. feb. 2016, at 21.51, Marc Fournier <marc.fournier at camptocamp.com> wrote:
>> Collectd User <collectd.org at siimnet.dk <mailto:collectd.org at siimnet.dk>> writes:
>>>> On 15. feb. 2016, at 10.55, Collectd User <collectd.org at siimnet.dk> wrote:
>>>> Fellow Collectors,
>>>> Trying my first exec plugin script, but it’s not working 100%.
>>>> I’ve added this type in /usr/share/collectd/types.db on the end point collecting the data:
>>>> ssdhealth               health:GAUGE:0:100.1, hours:GAUGE:0:4294967295
>>>> and submits data on stdout like this:
>>>> PUTVAL d1r1n1/ssdhealth-1I:1:3/ssdhealth 1452173939:100.00:2227
>>>> but after coming through my logstash and into elasticsearch, I’m missing health and hours fields in stored ES documents and wondering why only these two rather important fileds are missing…
>>>> any hints on howto debug this appreciated, TIA!
>>> Any one?
>> Mmmh, not sure exactly how the collectd protocol decoder works on the
>> logstash side, but I could imagine it needs the matching types in
>> types.db. Did you try adding your "ssdhealth" type to logstash's
>> types.db ?
>> Other than that, maybe try enabling the cvs plugin to make sure
>> everything works fine on the collectd side.
> Thanks for hinted, started a new collectd with a different config file with just my exec collector and output directly to csv an dit shows values fine :)
> Will try to dig further into logstash…

This recent post on the logstash forum seems to be the problem you're
having, doesn't it ?



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