May 26, 2018

Circonus host agent for metric collection

Circonus-agent is a lightweight monitoring agent that collects system, user-defined metrics, statsD, or Prometheus. Metrics are forwarded to Circonus SaaS or can be consumed locally as Prometheus metrics.

The circonus-agent is intelligent about the way it collects metrics in that it deliberately only fork2’s utilities once where possible and reads metrics streamed to it from continuously running processes e.g. iostat1 or vmstat1 or user defined scripts e.g. PostgreSQL or DTrace scripts. circonus-agent is a Go rewrite of the NAD.

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