|First version:||Not Versioned (continuous development)|
|Copyright:||2010 Gregory Szorc|
|Manpage:||README.md (from project)|
|List of Plugins|
In essence, this is an alternative writer to RRD. Graphite's web UI has very compelling features, such as interactive graphs and dynamic functions.
<LoadPlugin "python"> Globals true </LoadPlugin> Import "carbon_writer" <Module carbon_writer> LineReceiverHost "myhost.mydomain" LineReceiverPort 2003 DeriveCounters true TypesDB "/usr/share/collectd/types.db" </Module>
Uses Graphite for rendering. See http://graphite.wikidot.com/screen-shots for some examples.
If using versions 4.9 or 4.10, be sure to load the Python plugin with the Globals option set to true. Otherwise the Carbon module will not work properly. The appropriate configuration for loading the Python plugin is:
<LoadPlugin "python"> Globals true </LoadPlugin>
Versions before 4.9 don't support this option; it's possible the Carbon plugin doesn't work with these versions of collectd. Version 5.0 and later will automatically set this flag for the Python plugin, so the above syntax isn't required but still legal.