Building collectd from source Using Ubuntu 8.04

I was researching on monitoring tools. The aim is to check for a tool that will have a minimum resource consumption on Linux operating system.I found collectd.

Building JVM plugin to the collectd..seems to be much more interesting. The mailing list discussion is at

Collectd – the system statistics collection daemon

collectd is a daemon which collects system performance statistics periodically and provides mechanisms to store the values in a variety of ways, for example in RRD-files.”

Ubuntu collectd 4.3.0-1 installation can be installed using apt-get:

 # sudo apt-get install collectd 

But to get the latest code and build it:

# cd /mnt/projects/ 
# git clone git:// 
# sudo apt-get install flex bison autoconf automake libtool libltdl3-dev 
# cd collectd  
# ./  
# ./configure  
# sudo ./make && make install 

I’m very interested how to write and test Java plugins for collectd, currently it accepts C and Perl for plugins. For the meantime, I still need to read more about the internal structure of the application.

More to learn from collectd and monitoring tools.

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