6000122863 2015-10-30T11:15:39-04:00 6000207863 false Agents 3 2015-10-30T11:15:39-04:00 1 1 2015-09-24T18:20:34-04:00 0 0 NAD can automatically configure itself with Circonus via a few command line options. When running in configuration mode, NAD will create a check and graphs with Circonus and then exit. It will not attempt to bind to any port, so is safe to use while running normally. https://github.com/circonus-labs/nad#automatic-configuration-with-circonus Your chef recipe will have an execute resource that runs NAD with the special self-config options to actually provision checks and graphs. It will then use a typical service resource to manage the ongoing NAD service. The Chef NAD-cookbook can be found here https://github.com/circonus-labs/nad-cookbook and it will automate installing from the omnibus Linux packages that we publish. <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">NAD can automatically configure itself with Circonus via a few command line options. When running in configuration mode, NAD will create a check and graphs with Circonus and then exit. It will not attempt to bind to any port, so is safe to use while running normally.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"><a href="https://github.com/circonus-labs/nad#automatic-configuration-with-circonus" style="color: rgb(59, 115, 185);">https://github.com/circonus-labs/nad#automatic-configuration-with-circonus</a></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">Your chef recipe will have an execute resource that runs NAD with the special self-config options to actually provision checks and graphs. It will then use a typical service resource to manage the ongoing NAD service.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">The Chef NAD-cookbook can be found here <a href="https://github.com/circonus-labs/nad-cookbook" style="color: rgb(59, 115, 185);">https://github.com/circonus-labs/nad-cookbook</a> and it will automate installing from the omnibus Linux packages that we publish.</p> 6000207863 109 6000066950 2015-10-30T11:17:07-04:00 6003235491 12 2 0 0 NAD Self configuration 2015-10-30T11:17:05-04:00 6003235491 1 2015-09-24T18:21:30-04:00 0 0 Yes, it's not a repo, but you can get RPMs from our repository: http://updates.circonus.com/node-agent/packages/ <p>Yes, it's not a repo, but you can get RPMs from our repository: </p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://updates.circonus.com/node-agent/packages/" target="">http://updates.circonus.com/node-agent/packages/</a><br></p> 6000207863 85 6000066951 2015-10-30T11:16:50-04:00 6003235491 13 2 0 0 NAD - Is there a yum repository (or just an rpm) for NAD? 2015-10-30T11:16:48-04:00 6003235491 1 2015-09-24T18:22:34-04:00 0 0 I see you don’t have per-host agents like most other products have. I assume you do support other open agents? Yes. Circonus was designed to take advantage of any existing agent technology you may already have, or agents that are built into your existing systems. Most of our enterprise clients do leverage some form of open agent, whether it is third-party agents like collectd, Munin or NRPE; or agents like the Node Agent or Resmon. Windows is one platform where we supply you with a specific agent, that uses the standard Windows monitoring infrastructure. We also provide a very robust, high performance agent (NAD) if you want to switch or do not use any of the above. <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">I see you don’t have per-host agents like most other products have. I assume you do support other open agents?</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"><br></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">Yes. Circonus was designed to take advantage of any existing agent technology you may already have, or agents that are built into your existing systems. Most of our enterprise clients do leverage some form of open agent, whether it is third-party agents like collectd, Munin or NRPE; or agents like the Node Agent or Resmon. Windows is one platform where we supply you with a specific agent, that uses the standard Windows monitoring infrastructure. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"><br></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">We also provide a very robust, high performance agent (NAD) if you want to switch or do not use any of the above. </span></p> 6000207863 80 6000066952 2015-10-30T11:16:33-04:00 6003235491 14 2 0 0 Host Agents? Do I need to replace? 2015-10-30T11:16:04-04:00 6003235491 1 2015-09-24T19:11:57-04:00 0 0 Several tools are available to integrate Circonus in an environment that is dynamic (elastic with servers being provisioned and deprovisioned as demands change), or contains a mix of virtual, hosted (say AWS), or distributed systems. Composite Check types First, there are what we call Composite Checks. These are metrics that are a function composite of other metrics, for example: The transaction rate across 100 web servers, or The average concurrency across a large cluster of databases In the first case, you may have 100 web servers now, but add (provision) 25 new ones tomorrow. Similarly, if your peak traffic occurs on Monday, you may delete (deprovision) 50 on Tuesday. These composite checks can be modified as you add and remove systems to provide a current look at your overall service. Chef Cookbook If you are using Chef to choreograph your environment, we have a very robust cookbook, available on Github The Circonus Cookbook contains resources for: A library class, Circonus, which acts as a Circonus API v2 client Chef Resources for: circonus_check_bundle circonus_metric circonus_rule_set circonus_rule circonus_graph circonus_graph_datapoint A default recipe that uses the node attributes to create the above resources Circonus CMI Tool Another option for Chef or AWS users is our Circonus CMI tool, also available at Github. Written in Node.JS, it is a command line tool used to control Circonus checks based on your configuration within AWS or your Chef Server. More information can be found here. Automatic Configuration from NAD NAD has a command-line option to automatically configure checks and graphs in Circonus. If you set your systems to deploy with NAD already present, you can then run the configuration from the newly-deployed system. More information can be found in the NAD Github project. <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">Several tools are available to integrate Circonus in an environment that is dynamic (elastic with servers being provisioned and deprovisioned as demands change), or contains a mix of virtual, hosted (say AWS), or distributed systems.</p> <h2 style="margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 31.5px;">Composite Check types</h2> <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">First, there are what we call Composite Checks. These are metrics that are a function composite of other metrics, for example:</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"></p> <li style="font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">The transaction rate across 100 web servers, or</li> <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"></p> <li style="font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">The average concurrency across a large cluster of databases</li> <p><br style="font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">In the first case, you may have 100 web servers now, but add (provision) 25 new ones tomorrow. Similarly, if your peak traffic occurs on Monday, you may delete (deprovision) 50 on Tuesday. These composite checks can be modified as you add and remove systems to provide a current look at your overall service.</span> </p> <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"></p> <h2 style="margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 31.5px;">Chef Cookbook</h2> <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">If you are using Chef to choreograph your environment, we have a very robust cookbook, available on <a href="https://github.com/circonus-labs/circonus-cookbook" style="color: rgb(59, 115, 185);">Github</a></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">The Circonus Cookbook contains resources for:</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"></p> <li style="font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">A library class, Circonus, which acts as a Circonus API v2 client</li> <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"><br></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">Chef Resources for:</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"></p> <li style="font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">circonus_check_bundle</li> <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"></p> <li style="font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">circonus_metric</li> <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"></p> <li style="font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">circonus_rule_set</li> <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"></p> <li style="font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">circonus_rule</li> <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"></p> <li style="font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">circonus_graph</li> <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"></p> <li style="font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">circonus_graph_datapoint</li> <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"></p> <li style="font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">A default recipe that uses the node attributes to create the above resources</li> <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"></p> <h2 style="margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 31.5px;">Circonus CMI Tool</h2> <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">Another option for Chef or AWS users is our Circonus CMI tool, also available at <a href="https://github.com/circonus-labs/circonus-cmi" style="color: rgb(59, 115, 185);">Github</a>. Written in <a href="http://nodejs.org/" style="color: rgb(59, 115, 185);">Node.JS</a>, it is a command line tool used to control Circonus checks based on your configuration within AWS or your Chef Server.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">More information can be found <a href="http://www.circonus.com/resources/integrations/" style="color: rgb(59, 115, 185);">here</a>.</p> <h2 style="margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 31.5px;">Automatic Configuration from NAD</h2> <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">NAD has a command-line option to automatically configure checks and graphs in Circonus. If you set your systems to deploy with NAD already present, you can then run the configuration from the newly-deployed system. More information can be found in the <a href="https://github.com/circonus-labs/nad" style="color: rgb(59, 115, 185);">NAD Github project</a>.</p> 6000207863 90 6000066973 2015-10-30T13:44:16-04:00 6003235491 16 2 0 0 Tools to use in Elastic, Virtual Environments 2015-10-30T13:43:59-04:00 6003235491 1 2015-11-20T15:20:26-05:00 0 1 We have several video tutorials to help install NAD on different operating systems. How to Install NAD on CentOS How to Install NAD on Illumos and FreeBSD How to Install NAD on Ubuntu <p>We have several video tutorials to help install NAD on different operating systems.</p> <p></p> <ul> <li><a href="6000090653-how-to-install-nad-on-centos" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">How to Install NAD on CentOS</a></li> <li><a href="6000090654-how-to-install-nad-on-illumos-and-freebsd" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">How to Install NAD on Illumos and FreeBSD</a></li> <li> <a href="6000090656-how-to-install-nad-on-ubuntu" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">How to Install NAD on Ubuntu</a><br> </li> </ul> 6000207863 76 6000090657 2015-11-20T15:20:26-05:00 6003235491 17 2 0 1 NAD Installation Tutorials 2015-11-20T15:20:26-05:00 6003235491