Last year we launched our turnkey integration for the Collectd systems monitoring agent. This has been hugely popular among our customers, as Collectd makes it simple to start sending all of your system and service metrics to your Librato account. As great as this has been, we weren’t satisfied. We’ve been working hard to take this integration to the next level, and that’s why we’re so excited to finally announce beta availability of our new Librato Collectd agent including new integrations for Docker, NGINX, and Redis!
If you’re a fan of the open source Collectd, you’ll be pleased to know that, first and foremost, our package is still Collectd. We’ve simply taken everything that’s great about Collectd version 5.5.0, optimized the out-of-box experience, added a new custom plugin for Docker, and packaged it all up with configurations that will get you up and running in Librato in no time flat. Installing the Librato Collectd package gets you all of these features:
Docker container metrics via the Docker API
Redis database monitoring
NGINX web server monitoring
Curated Spaces dashboards and alerts
Stability and performance improvements
Can I still use the upstream Collectd package with Librato?
Absolutely! Although we believe your Librato experience will be superior using Librato Collectd, we love the open source project and will continue to target compatibility for both distributions.
Which OS releases do you support?
For this beta release we’ve rolled out packages for Ubuntu Vivid (15.04), Utopic (14.10), Trusty (14.04) and Precise (12.04 LTS). We’ll ship packages for Ubuntu Wily (15.10) when that is officially released this month. We’re working on packages for modern Debian and Red Hat-based distributions (RHEL, CentOS, and Fedora) as we speak. These should be available soon. If you have an urgent need for any of these or for something we haven’t mentioned, please let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If this sounds like something you’re interested in, please sign up here for access to this private beta. We’d like to know which of these integrations you’re most interested in, so please select the relevant buttons (Docker, Redis, or NGINX) before submitting your request. Your feedback is very important to us, so we hope that you’ll try these new integrations out before we ship them to the general public.
If you have other questions about this launch or any of our other products and services, please contact us. And if you have not yet tried Librato, now is a great time to sign up for the free, full-featured 30 day trial.