Enabling munin node plug-ins Overview

Munin uses plug-ins to determine what data is gathered and reported. It includes several plug-ins for the types of data most people would be interested in, but not all of those plug-ins are enabled on a fresh installation.

What are plug-ins?

When a munin node gathers data about a slice so it can be graphed, the node reads instructions from files called "plug-ins" to determine what information to collect. Several plug-ins are installed with munin but not all of them are used by default. Fortunately a munin node installation includes a command that lets you see what plug-ins are active and can help you decide which others to enable.


This is the third article in a series on munin. This installment covers the use of the munin-node-configure command to view and enable munin's default plug-ins.

• What are plug-ins?

• The munin-node-configure command

• Listing installed plug-ins

• Deciding what to enable

• Example in-depth: Apache plug-ins

• Enabling suggested plug-ins

• Plug-in locations

• Summary

Distribution links

To access the article on enabling munin node plug-ins that corresponds to the Linux distribution running on your slice, click the appropriate link below:

Ubuntu:  Enabling munin node plug-ins on Ubuntu

Debian:  Enabling munin node plug-ins on Debian

CentOS:  Enabling munin node plug-ins on CentOS

Fedora:  Enabling munin node plug-ins on Fedora

Red Hat Enterprise Linux:  Enabling munin node plug-ins on RHEL

Further reading

For more information about running Munin, including their FAQ and documentation, visit the Munin Project's web site.

  • -- Jered

Article Comments:

Lee commented Thu Mar 24 06:21:08 UTC 2011:

Thanks for the tips!

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