Plugin: timex.plugin Module: timex.plugin
Examine Timex metrics to gain insights into system clock operations. Study time sync status, clock drift, and adjustments to ensure accurate system timekeeping.
It uses system call adjtimex on Linux and ntp_adjtime on FreeBSD or Mac to monitor the system kernel clock synchronization state.
This collector is supported on all platforms.
This collector supports collecting metrics from multiple instances of this integration, including remote instances.
This integration doesn't support auto-detection.
The default configuration for this integration does not impose any limits on data collection.
The default configuration for this integration is not expected to impose a significant performance impact on the system.
Metrics grouped by scope.
The scope defines the instance that the metric belongs to. An instance is uniquely identified by a set of labels.
Per Timex instance
These metrics refer to the entire monitored application.
This scope has no labels.
The following alerts are available:
|Alert name||On metric||Description|
|system_clock_sync_state||system.clock_sync_state||when set to 0, the system kernel believes the system clock is not properly synchronized to a reliable server|
No action required.
The configuration file name for this integration is
Configuration for this specific integration is located in the
[plugin:timex] section within that file.
The file format is a modified INI syntax. The general structure is:
option1 = some value
option2 = some other value
option3 = some third value
You can edit the configuration file using the
edit-config script from the
Netdata config directory.
cd /etc/netdata 2>/dev/null || cd /opt/netdata/etc/netdata
sudo ./edit-config netdata.conf
At least one option ('clock synchronization state', 'time offset') needs to be enabled for this collector to run.
|update every||Data collection frequency.||1||no|
|clock synchronization state||Make chart showing system clock synchronization state.||yes||yes|
|time offset||Make chart showing computed time offset between local system and reference clock||yes||yes|
A basic configuration example.
update every = 1
clock synchronization state = yes
time offset = yes
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