External Metrics Server for Proxmox
If you are familiar with the Proxmox WebUI1, you’ll know, that it provides several metrics that are not available using telegraf plugins. Espacially LXC Guests are hard to monitor. Since Proxmox Release 4.0, it’s possible to use an external metrics server. Currently Graphite2 and InfluxDB3 are supported. The following example will demonstrate, how to send data from Proxmox into your InfluxDB and visualize it in Grafana4. Although the information you get from telegraf plugins is nice, they are not reliable for e.
Grafana: Monitor a Cisco ASA with Telegraf and InfluxDB
Some weeks ago I added several SNMP devices to my monitoring using telegraf1, influxDB2 and Grafana3 and documented the approach in this blog post. Requirements This is a follow up post, so all requirements from the original post are still valid. Furthermore you have to activate SNMP in your Cisco ASA. Basic network monitoring Telegraf configuration The basic network metrics are stored in the ifXTable we already used. Our goal is to store the data in Influx using the following tags:
Grafana: Monitor FHEM data with Telegraf and InfluxDB
Some years ago I decided to use FHEM as my home automation server. The main reasons are that it is really lightweight and provides many plugins to add sensors and interactors. To visualize the data, I’m currently using some Munin plugins1. With this post, I’ll show how you can use InfluxDB, Telegraf and Grafana to display the graphs in a more fancy way. FHEM uses Logfiles to store all of it’s data.
Grafana: Monitor SNMP devices with Telegraf and InfluxDB
My current setup is using Munin as monitoring solution. Although it is a very stable and useful tool, I sometimes miss a more dynamic view on graphs. In this post, I’ll show how to use a stack consisting of InfluxDB, Telegraf and Grafana to monitor SNMP devices like a Router. Requirements First of all you need to have a running InfluxDB1, Telegraf2 and Grafana3 installation. Furthermore you should install some tools we will use laster: