Data Collection

Adding %age memory and swap used to nad
On a Linux box - If you would like to see a metric with percentage memory and swap used, it's as simple as adding another 4 lines to the file in ...
Thu, 24 Sep, 2015 at 4:23 PM
Realtime Data Input - Beacons
WARNING: BEACONS ARE A DEPRECATED FEATURE. This information is maintained for legacy purposes. Beacons are Circonus's way of dealing with multi-d...
Fri, 23 Oct, 2015 at 11:10 AM
How is Data Collected in Circonus?
Data Collection Circonus brokers have the ability to both actively collect and passively receive telemetry data from systems. Active Co...
Thu, 29 Oct, 2015 at 9:25 PM
How do I disable a Check?
Removing all brokers from the check bundle is the current way to disable it. Once disabled, the historical data can be viewed, but this...
Fri, 23 Oct, 2015 at 1:46 PM
A Primer on Composite Metrics
Timing on Composite Metrics Setting the timing for composite metrics can be tricky, because you can't expect a one-to-one ratio of composi...
Fri, 29 Jan, 2016 at 6:22 PM
What is the storage time period in Circonus-Inside?
With our Circonus-Inside version, you can store the data indefinitely. This is based on the amount of storage that you have allocated. The larger the amount...
Thu, 24 Sep, 2015 at 6:01 PM
What options exist to add many checks at once?
Often, users of Circonus will add the first few checks by hand in the UI. The web interface is great for seeing all available check types at a glance and ea...
Fri, 23 Oct, 2015 at 2:24 PM
Some Interesting Resources
There is a great group on Linkedin, the Big Data and Analytics Grou7p:
Fri, 30 Oct, 2015 at 11:15 AM
How to use/extend node agent?
Installing NAD First, install NAD by either building it yourself or using a pre-built package. Here's an example of building it yoursel...
Thu, 29 Oct, 2015 at 9:53 PM
Data Types in Circonus - Text, Numeric, Histogram, and Beacons
Circonus is a telemetry collecting platform. It is not focused on log data, nor on documents. Each piece of data should be concise and representative of t...
Sun, 15 May, 2016 at 5:40 PM