Statistics (collectd)

Collectd is a daemon which collects system performance statistics periodically and stores them in RRD files. Statistics will be displayed inside a web interface called Collectd Graph Panel (CGP).

After installation, the system will gather following statistics:

  • CPU usage
  • system load
  • number of processes
  • RAM memory usage
  • virtual memory (swap) usage
  • system uptime
  • disk space usage
  • disk read and write operations
  • network interfaces
  • network latency

For each check, the web interface will display a graph containing last collected value and also minimum, maximum and average values.

CGP is accessible on a random URL generated on first install, something like https://myserver.nethserver.org:980/02bf3f8364beea0d5f23044bf14d31d93f63e98d. The URL is available from the Server Manager inside the Applications page. Click the Open button of Collectd Charts application.

From the old Server Manager, the web interface can be accessed using the Graphs section.

Network latency

The ping plugin measure the network latency. At regular intervals, it sends a ping to the configured upstream DNS. If the multi WAN module is configured, any enabled provider is also checked.

Additional hosts could be monitored (i.e. a web server) using a comma separated list of hosts inside the PingHosts property.

Example:

config setprop collectd PingHosts www.google.com,www.nethserver.org
signal-event nethserver-collectd-update