Tutorial: Setting up Graphite and Logster

In /this tutorial we will be covering the basics of setting up Graphite and Logster for Apache logs. First step is we setup an instance of Graphite. Read the following tutorial to install Graphite on your system and set it up. Later,  we can use the same for Logster to implementing logging. 


Handling Logs with Graphite

Graphite is an enterprise-ready infrastructure monitoring solution which can plug into existing infrastructure and solve the problems of time-series data storage, performance measurement, and data visualization. It is easily deployed as a platform for the Cloud and On-Prem. It is a mature and reliable open source monitoring solution solving monitoring issues for numerous large companies. With an extensive amount of integrations and tools available, Graphite can be modified to serve your needs from different storage backend’s, data collection agents, visualization tools, anomaly detection and alerting. 


StatsD vs CollectD: Most detailed version

Busy servers and applications have a lot of things to monitor and there are stats in several forms. The stats are regarding your servers, applications running on those servers and loads of metrics which needs to be collected and monitored properly. Processing and collecting these stats help in deciding factors like scaling, performance of the system, troubleshooting and among more in your configuration. For monitoring to be precise, the system needs loads of data and the amount of data collected will likely increase the chances of understanding what is happening at any point of time. In this blog, we will be placing two popular collection programs StatsD and CollectD head to head to see what works in diverse use cases, and listing their pros and cons. Let’s go over why StatsD and CollectD are called daemons.