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IPFS collector

Collects IPFS basic information like file system bandwidth, peers and repo metrics.


It produces the following charts:

  • Bandwidth in kilobits/s
  • Peers in peers
  • Repo Size in GiB
  • Repo Objects in objects


Edit the python.d/ipfs.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, if different
sudo ./edit-config python.d/ipfs.conf

Calls to the following endpoints are disabled due to IPFS bugs:

Can be enabled in the collector configuration file.

The configuration needs only url to IPFS server, here is an example for 2 IPFS instances:

url: 'http://localhost:5001'

url: ''


To troubleshoot issues with the ipfs module, run the python.d.plugin with the debug option enabled. The output will give you the output of the data collection job or error messages on why the collector isn't working.

First, navigate to your plugins directory, usually they are located under /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 su -s /bin/bash netdata

Now you can manually run the ipfs module in debug mode:

./python.d.plugin ipfs debug trace

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