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Monit collector

Monit monitoring module. Data is grabbed from stats XML interface (exists for a long time, but not mentioned in official documentation). Mostly this plugin shows statuses of monit targets, i.e. statuses of specified checks.

  1. Filesystems

    • Filesystems
    • Directories
    • Files
    • Pipes
  2. Applications

    • Processes (+threads/childs)
    • Programs
  3. Network

    • Hosts (+latency)
    • Network interfaces


Edit the python.d/monit.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/monit.conf


name: 'local'
url: 'http://localhost:2812'
user: : admin
pass: : monit

If no configuration is given, module will attempt to connect to monit as http://localhost:2812.


To troubleshoot issues with the monit 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 monit module in debug mode:

./python.d.plugin monit debug trace

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