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collectd vs Munin: What are the differences?

What is collectd? System and applications metrics collector. collectd gathers statistics about the system it is running on and stores this information. Those statistics can then be used to find current performance bottlenecks (i.e. performance analysis) and predict future system load (i.e. capacity planning). Or if you just want pretty graphs of your private server and are fed up with some homegrown solution you're at the right place, too.

What is Munin? PnP networked resource monitoring tool that can help to answer the what just happened to kill our performance. Munin is a networked resource monitoring tool that can help analyze resource trends and "what just happened to kill our performance?" problems. It is designed to be very plug and play. A default installation provides a lot of graphs with almost no work.

collectd and Munin can be categorized as "Monitoring" tools.

collectd and Munin are both open source tools. It seems that collectd with 2.26K GitHub stars and 1.08K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Munin with 1.31K GitHub stars and 383 GitHub forks.

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Leonardo Henrique da Paixão
Student, QA Developer at SolarView Business · | 15 upvotes · 160.1K views

The objective of this work was to develop a system to monitor the materials of a production line using IoT technology. Currently, the process of monitoring and replacing parts depends on manual services. For this, load cells, microcontroller, Broker MQTT, Telegraf, InfluxDB, and Grafana were used. It was implemented in a workflow that had the function of collecting sensor data, storing it in a database, and visualizing it in the form of weight and quantity. With these developed solutions, he hopes to contribute to the logistics area, in the replacement and control of materials.

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    Open Source
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    KISS
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    Modular, plugins
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    Good defaults
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    Extremely fast to install
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    Alerts can trigger any command line program
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    Adheres to traditional Linux standards
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    Easy to write custom plugins

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What is collectd?

collectd gathers statistics about the system it is running on and stores this information. Those statistics can then be used to find current performance bottlenecks (i.e. performance analysis) and predict future system load (i.e. capacity planning). Or if you just want pretty graphs of your private server and are fed up with some homegrown solution you're at the right place, too.

What is Munin?

Munin is a networked resource monitoring tool that can help analyze resource trends and "what just happened to kill our performance?" problems. It is designed to be very plug and play. A default installation provides a lot of graphs with almost no work.

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What are some alternatives to collectd and Munin?
StatsD
It is a network daemon that runs on the Node.js platform and listens for statistics, like counters and timers, sent over UDP or TCP and sends aggregates to one or more pluggable backend services (e.g., Graphite).
Nagios
Nagios is a host/service/network monitoring program written in C and released under the GNU General Public License.
Ganglia
It is a scalable distributed monitoring system for high-performance computing systems such as clusters and Grids. It is based on a hierarchical design targeted at federations of clusters.
Fluentd
Fluentd collects events from various data sources and writes them to files, RDBMS, NoSQL, IaaS, SaaS, Hadoop and so on. Fluentd helps you unify your logging infrastructure.
Prometheus
Prometheus is a systems and service monitoring system. It collects metrics from configured targets at given intervals, evaluates rule expressions, displays the results, and can trigger alerts if some condition is observed to be true.
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