Archive for December, 2011

Putting metrics data on a common “bus”

Patrick Debois has kicked of an interesting set of projects to put metricĀ  information on a common “bus”. For example he has implemented a ruby based daemon thatĀ  parses Ganglia gmond packets and puts them on a ZeroMQ pub/sub bus. Once it’s there you can “subscribe” with a client of your choice and do transforms to the data e.g.

  • feed graphite or another monitoring tool
  • insert data into a SQL database
  • feed Nagios using passive checks

Thanks to Patrick for a great idea and implementation. Now let’s get to work on useful subscribers.



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Ganglia Web 2.2.0 released

Today we released version 2.2.0 of the Ganglia Web interface. New features present in this release are described in our “Upcoming Web Features post“.

Release can be downloaded from

If you need help installation guide is here.

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