[collectd] LoadPlugin redis is not present in /etc/collectd.conf file

Kaushal Shriyan kaushalshriyan at gmail.com
Sat Sep 17 14:04:01 CEST 2016

On Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 1:25 AM, Andrés J. Díaz <ajdiaz at connectical.com>

> On Sat, 17 Sep 2016 00:25:24 +0530
> Kaushal Shriyan <kaushalshriyan at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> Hi Kaushal
> >
> > I have installed rpm binary collectd-4.10.9-3.el6.x86_64 on CentOS
> release
> > 6.7 (Final). I am referring to the wiki page
> > https://collectd.org/wiki/index.php/Plugin:Redis to configure redis
> service
> > but i do not see *LoadPlugin redis* in /etc/collectd.conf file.
> >
> > Please suggest.
> You are using a old version of collectd. In ancient times collectd had a
> redis plugin which use old library called credis. This library was fine,
> but
> unmaintaned, and was not included in many distributions (like CentOS), so
> plugin redis was neither available in those distros.
> Since collectd5 (I cannot remember the exactly minor version right now) the
> redis plugin was modified to use hiredis library insted of credis. Hireids
> is more common, and it's present in many distributions, so plugin should be
> easy to compile again. I do not known the particulary case in CentOS, but I
> suppose that hiredis would be available and then redis plugin should be
> present too in collectd5 packages.
> Try upgrading to collectd5 if possible or, if not, download credis and try
> to
> compile the redis.so plugin by hand. Both cases should work for you.
> Best regards,
>   Andrés
Thanks Andres for the explanation and much appreciated.


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