Setup graphite-web

  • After installation append the following to /etc/graphite/
from graphite.app_settings import *

  • Of course make sure to generate your own secret key
  • Adjust apache configuration file /etc/httpd/conf.d/graphite-web.conf and add
 <Location "/">
    AllowOverride All
    Require all granted
  • If the database was not created by your packagemanagement go to /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/graphite and exec
./ syncdb
  • Last but not least add graphite-web as hostname to localhost in /etc/hosts or whatever ip you like

Send data to graphite

  • Via Collectd
  • Using Statsd
  • With Icinga
  • By help of Diamond
  • Or in Bash script
echo " `ps ax | wc -l` `date +%s`" | nc -q0 <graphite-srv> 2003
  • For windows systems use SSC Serv

Carbon config

  • /etc/carbon/carbon.conf defines limits for caching, flush interval, forwarding and aggregation
  • /etc/carbon/storage-schemas.conf configures how long the data will be stored, in which frequency and when it gets overwritten (remember its a round-robin like RRD)
pattern = ^collectd\..*
rententions = 1s:1d,1m:7d,1h:30d,1d:2y

Fetch some data

whisper-fetch --from=`date +%s -d "2014-12-24 00:00:00"` --until=`date +%s` /var/lib/carbon/whisper/<some_database.wsp>

Dump database

whisper-dump /var/lib/carbon/whisper/<some_database.wsp>

Resize database

whisper-resize /var/lib/carbon/whisper/<some_database.wsp> 1s:7d

Convert RRD to Whisper

rrd2whisper <path_to_rrd>