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Apache monitoring with Netdata

Apache is an open-source HTTP server for modern operating systems including UNIX and Windows.

This module will monitor one or more Apache servers, depending on your configuration.

Requirements

Charts

It produces the following charts:

  • Requests in requests/s
  • Connections in connections
  • Async Connections in connections
  • Scoreboard in connections
  • Bandwidth in kilobits/s
  • Workers in workers
  • Lifetime Average Number Of Requests Per Second in requests/s
  • Lifetime Average Number Of Bytes Served Per Second in KiB/s
  • Lifetime Average Response Size in KiB

Configuration

Edit the go.d/apache.conf configuration file using edit-config from the Netdata config directory, which is typically at /etc/netdata.

cd /etc/netdata # Replace this path with your Netdata config directory
sudo ./edit-config go.d/apache.conf

Needs only url to server's server-status?auto. Here is an example for 2 servers:

jobs:
- name: local
url: http://127.0.0.1/server-status?auto

- name: remote
url: http://203.0.113.10/server-status?auto

For all available options please see module configuration file.

Troubleshooting

To troubleshoot issues with the apache collector, run the go.d.plugin with the debug option enabled. The output should give you clues as to why the collector isn't working.

  • Navigate to the plugins.d directory, usually at /usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/. If that's not the case on your system, open netdata.conf and look for the plugins setting under [directories].

    cd /usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/
  • Switch to the netdata user.

    sudo -u netdata -s
  • Run the go.d.plugin to debug the collector:

    ./go.d.plugin -d -m apache

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