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Supervisord monitoring with Netdata

Supervisor is a client/server system that allows its users to monitor and control a number of processes on UNIX-like operating systems.

This module monitors one or more Supervisor instances, depending on your configuration.

It can collect metrics from both unix socket and internal http server

Used methods:


Summary charts:

  • Processes in processes

Processes groups charts:

  • Processes in processes
  • State code in code
  • Exit status in status
  • Uptime in seconds
  • Downtime in seconds


Edit the go.d/supervisord.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/supervisord.conf

Endpoints can be both local or remote as long as they expose their metrics on the provided URL.

Here is an example with two endpoints:

# via [unix_http_server]
- name: local
url: 'unix:///run/supervisor.sock'

# via [inet_http_server]
- name: local
url: ''

For all available options, see the supervisord collector's configuration file.


To troubleshoot issues with the supervisord 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 supervisord

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