External Metric Server
Starting with Proxmox VE 4.0, you can define external metric servers, which will be sent various stats about your hosts, virtual machines and storages.
Currently supported are:
Graphite (see http://graphiteapp.org )
InfluxDB (see https://www.influxdata.com/time-series-platform/influxdb/ )
The server definitions are saved in /etc/pve/status.cfg
Graphite server configuration
The definition of a server is:
graphite: your-id server your-server port your-port path your-path
where your-port defaults to 2003 and your-path defaults to proxmox
Proxmox VE sends the data over UDP, so the graphite server has to be configured for this.
Influxdb plugin configuration
The definition is:
influxdb: your-id server your-server port your-port
Proxmox VE sends the data over UDP, so the influxdb server has to be configured for this.
Here is an example configuration for influxdb (on your influxdb server):
[[udp]] enabled = true bind-address = "0.0.0.0:8089" database = "proxmox" batch-size = 1000 batch-timeout = "1s"
With this configuration, your server listens on all IP addresses on port 8089, and writes the data in the proxmox database
Multiple Definitions and Example
The id is optional, but if you want to have multiple definitions of a single type, then the ids must be defined and different from each other.
Here is an example of a finished status.cfg
graphite: server 10.0.0.5 influxdb: influx1 server 10.0.0.6 port 8089 influxdb: influx2 server 10.0.0.7 port 8090