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Lighttpd monitoring with Netdata

Lighttpd is an open-source web server optimized for speed-critical environments while remaining standards-compliant, secure and flexible

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

Requirements#

Charts#

It produces the following charts:

  • Requests in requests/s
  • Bandwidth in kilobytes/s
  • Servers in servers
  • Scoreboard in connections
  • Uptime in seconds

Configuration#

Edit the go.d/lighttpd.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/lighttpd.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 lighttpd 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.

First, navigate to your plugins directory, usually at /usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/. If that's not the case on your system, open netdata.conf and look for the setting plugins directory. Once you're in the plugin's directory, switch to the netdata user.

cd /usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/
sudo -u netdata -s

You can now run the go.d.plugin to debug the collector:

./go.d.plugin -d -m lighttpd

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