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collectd_ii (3) Versions 1.1.0

Installs/Configures collectd_ii

cookbook 'collectd_ii', '~> 1.1.0', :supermarket
cookbook 'collectd_ii', '~> 1.1.0'
knife supermarket install collectd_ii
knife supermarket download collectd_ii
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Installs and configures collectd. Much of the work in this cookbook reflects
work done by coderanger and

This cookbook was copied from collectd-ng cookbook by Hector Castro. I updated it for chef-client 13+.



  • Amazon
  • CentOS
  • Ubuntu


  • build-essential
  • yum


  • node['collectd_ii']['version'] - Version of collectd to install.
  • node['collectd_ii']['dir'] - Base directory for collectd.
  • node['collectd_ii']['plugins_conf_dir']- Plugin directory for collectd.
  • node['collectd_ii']['url'] - URL to the collectd archive.
  • node['collectd_ii']['checksum'] - Checksum for the collectd archive.
  • node['collectd_ii']['interval'] - Number of seconds to wait between data reads.
  • node['collectd_ii']['read_threads'] - Number of threads performing data reads.
  • node['collectd_ii']['write_queue_limit_high'] - Upper bound on write queue size.
  • node['collectd_ii']['write_queue_limit_low'] - Lower bound on write queue size.
  • node['collectd_ii']['collect_internal_stats'] - Flag to collect internal collectd statistics.
  • node['collectd_ii']['name'] - Name of the node reporting statstics.
  • node['collectd_ii']['fqdnlookup'] - Flag to determine if the node should determine its own FQDN.
  • node['collectd_ii']['plugins'] - Mash of plugins for installation.
  • node['collectd_ii']['python_plugins'] - Mash of Python plugins for installation.
  • node['collectd_ii']['plugins_conf_dir'] - Directory for collectd plugins configuration files.
  • node['collectd_ii']['graphite_role'] – Role assigned to Graphite server for search.
  • node['collectd_ii']['graphite_ipaddress'] – IP address to Graphite server if you're trying to target one that isn't searchable.
  • node['collectd_ii']['packages'] – List of collectd packages.
  • node['collectd_ii']['configure_flag'] – Flag for enabling non-default collectd packages.


  • recipe[collectd_ii] will install collectd from source.
  • recipe[collectd_ii::attribute_driven] will install collectd via node attributes.
  • recipe[collectd_ii::packages] will install collectd (and other plugins) from packages.
  • recipe[collectd_ii::recompile] will attempt to recompile collectd.

Note: You need to include the default recipe[collectd_ii] when using recipe[collectd_ii:attribute_driven] to install collectd.


By default this cookbook will attempt to download collectd from
If your HTTP request includes Chef as the user agent, returns an
HTTP response with a message asking you to please stop using their downloads
via Chef. It is highly recommended that you override
node['collectd_ii']['url'] with your own download location for collectd.

A list of alternative download locations for collectd:

In order to configure collectd via attributes, setup your roles like:

  'collectd' => {
    'plugins' => {
      'syslog' => {
        'config' => { 'LogLevel' => 'Info' }
      'disk'      => { },
      'swap'      => { },
      'memory'    => { },
      'cpu'       => { },
      'interface' => {
        'config' => { 'Interface' => 'lo', 'IgnoreSelected' => true }
      'df'        => {
        'config' => {
          'ReportReserved' => false,
          'FSType' => [ 'proc', 'sysfs', 'fusectl', 'debugfs', 'devtmpfs', 'devpts', 'tmpfs' ],
          'IgnoreSelected' => true
      'write_graphite' => {
        'config' => {
          'Prefix' => 'servers.'

Dependent cookbooks

build-essential >= 0.0.0
yum-epel >= 0.0.0

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

CHANGELOG for collectd_ii

1.1.0 (4/28/2017)

  • [Corey Hemminger] - Updated collectd version to 5.5.1

1.0.1 (4/22/2017)

  • [Corey Hemminger] - bug fix

1.0.0 (4/21/2017)

  • [Corey Hemminger] - Initial commit

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1.1.0 failed this metric

FC074: LWRP should use DSL to define resource's default action: collectd_ii/resources/plugin.rb:1
FC074: LWRP should use DSL to define resource's default action: collectd_ii/resources/python_plugin.rb:1
FC121: Cookbook depends on cookbook made obsolete by Chef 14: collectd_ii/metadata.rb:1
FC122: Use the build_essential resource instead of the recipe: collectd_ii/recipes/default.rb:19
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