Monitorama 2015

This year’s Monitorama was another success for @obfuscurity and the monitoring community. My one line observation of this years event is that the event was “less pragmatic” than last year. I would rate the more abstract qualities of quality, diversity, and my overall desire to attend the same as …

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Simple collectd with Web Graphs

I want to collect machine metrics and I want to display them as a pretty set of graphs through a web browser. Here’s how I do it:

  1. Install collectd — this gathers the metrics.
  2. Install lighttpd — my web server preference, also install php.
  3. Download and install collectd graph panel (CGP …
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