To integrate circleci and collectd with your monitoring system, please reach out to MetricFire. Book a demo with the MetricFire team to discuss integrating circleci and collectd and how that can support your monitoring system.
CircleCI is a continuous integration and delivery platform (CI/CD) that you can install in a private cloud or data centers.
After you authorize a software repository, such as GitHub or Bitbucket, as a project on circleci.com, every code change you make triggers automated tests in a clean container or VM. After the tests are complete, CircleCI notifies you via email of successes and failures.
You can configure CircleCI to deploy code to various environments, including AWS CodeDeploy, AWS EC2 Container Service (ECS), AWS S3, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Microsoft Azure, and Heroku. You can deploy other cloud services using SSH or by installing the service's API client with your job configuration.
System administrators can gather metrics for monitoring their CircleCI installation for various environment variables, including installed Nomad clients and Docker metrics. Metrics collected by CircleCI include basic information, such as CPU or memory usage, and more advanced metrics, such as the number of executed builds or the number of internal errors. By recording and analyzing metrics, you can quickly detect incidents and abnormal behavior, retroactively understand infrastructure-wide issues, and scale computing resources dynamically.
With MetricFire, you can turbocharge your CircleCI monitoring to a new level. One useful method of monitoring the changes in your codebase is by adding annotations whenever your tests run. For example, by adding CircleCI annotations to your MetricFire graphs using a webhook, you can keep track of which passed tests have affected your system performance (negatively or positively). This method can help you prioritize what to fix first, as a highly negative impact should have top priority.
Collectd is system statistics collection daemon that periodically retrieves system and application performance metrics and then stores them using various storage solutions such as RRD files. Collectd is a free open-source project. It can gather metrics from multiple sources, including operating systems, applications, log files, and external devices. You can use the statistics compiled by collectd to monitor systems, detect performance bottlenecks, and predict future system loads.
Because it's written in C, collectd is built for performance and portability, allowing you to run it on systems with no scripting language or an embedded system. It comes with optimizations and features to handle hundreds of thousands of metrics. Collectd also lets you configure what metrics you want to capture and what frequency you want to capture them, allowing you to scale back your metrics collection collect only the metrics that make sense for your business needs. Its modular architecture allows the daemon to use only the resources required to do the job.
Collectd only performs the collection and transmission of the metrics. It does not analyze or present the metrics on its own. But by integrating collectd with the Metricfire platform, you can enjoy metrics displayed on aesthetically pleasing dashboards. Our integration lets you view metrics on essential systems and application log messages on your Hosted Graphite graphs and dashboards.
You can download a collectd configuration file pre-filled with your Hosted Graphite account details on our add-ons page. This configuration comes with several collectd plugins enabled, including CPU, DF (file system usage), disk, entropy, interface, load, memory, processes, rrdtool, swap, users and write_graphite.
MetricFire is a full-scale platform that provides infrastructure, system, and application monitoring using a suite of open-source monitoring tools. We enable you to use Hosted Graphite and aesthetic custom dashboards to visualize your metrics so you can understand what is happening.
MetricFire offers users a complete ecosystem of end-to-end infrastructure monitoring, comprised of popular open-source monitoring software services: Graphite and popular dashboards. Plugins for many other open-source projects are preconfigured, such as StatsD, collectd, and Kubernetes. You get all these within a hosted environment as a single product. Not only does MetricFire fit well into the infrastructure monitoring use-case, such as network monitoring and server monitoring, but we also do application monitoring and business intelligence.
Through this hosted environment, MetricFire boosts the unique features of open-source projects to give you more functionality than the original products. Below are some of the MetricFire features at a glance:
The key thing to remember is that Hosted Graphite by MetricFire is more than just Graphite. Our Hosted Graphite product actually adds data dimensionality and better data storage.
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