To integrate papertrail and collectd with your monitoring system, please reach out to MetricFire. Book a demo with the MetricFire team to discuss integrating papertrail and collectd and how that can support your monitoring system.
No matter your business, all the hardware and applications you use will generate copious amounts of log data. But identifying and fixing issues identified in these logs can sometimes feel like finding a needle in a haystack. That's where a log aggregation service, such as Splunk, Sentry, or Loggly, can be essential for the efficient running of your technology systems.
Papertrail, for example, is a cloud-hosted service that makes log management easy. The service aggregates all your text log files, system logs, and app logs in a single place. With Papertrail, you can view your logs in real-time using a browser, command line, or API interface. You may search your logs in seconds, plus set up alerts to monitor all your important log events.
The hosted service is quick to set up and easy to implement; you can typically install Papertrail across all your systems in minutes. Your less technically skilled staff may view logs without SSH/RDP knowledge or access.
Papertrail aggregates logs for various systems and services, including:
Papertrail log velocity analytics lets you troubleshoot issues. For example, Papertrail can help identify a spike in log entries over a few minutes or monitor log trends over the last two weeks. With Metricfire, you can turbocharge Papertrail log monitoring services to new levels. By integrating Papertrail with the Metricfire platform, you may enjoy metrics displayed on aesthetically pleasing dashboards. All you need to get started are accounts on Papertrail and Hosted Graphite.
Our integration lets you view metrics on essential systems and application log messages on your Hosted Graphite graphs and dashboards. For example, you may receive an insightful Papertrail alert that watches failed deployments and viewable alongside metric changes in Hosted Graphite. By using Metricfire's Hosted Graphite integration, users can look forward to fuss-free monitoring across all Papertrail alerts.
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.
The benefits of MetricFire are:
Why thousands of engineers choose us:
Vendor lock-in's not our thing. We’re believers in you still owning your data, so you can request a full export at any time. That means you get all the benefits of an open-source tool, but with the security and stability of a SaaS tool.
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