Collectd + Librato improvements — Librato Blog

Collectd + Librato improvements

We have just revved our collectd integration and we have a few new improvements:

  • Aligning or stacking metrics from multiple collectds running across your infrastructure was often difficult as each collectd would report on a different time step. You can now specify a FloorTimeSecs option that will align all sample points on the same frequency.
  • Starting with collectd version 5.2 you can now use the aggregation plugin to combine multiple collectd metrics. This is most useful for aggregating the CPU times across multiple cores on a single box. It is now easier to visualize the aggregate CPU performance on a box with multiple cores. You'll also publish fewer metrics which will help lower your metric costs.

As always, grab the latest collectd-librato source or deploy it with our Chef cookbook