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pmdamounts: filesystem mounts performance metrics domain agent (PMDA)
NAMEpmdamounts - filesystem mounts performance metrics domain agent (PMDA)
SYNOPSIS$PCP_PMDAS_DIR/mounts/pmdamounts [-d domain] [-l logfile] [-U username]
DESCRIPTIONpmdamounts is a simple Performance Metrics Domain Agent (PMDA) which monitors availability of a given set of filesystem mounts.
The mounts PMDA exports metrics that reflect whether the configured filesystems are mounted ("up") or not. The list of mount points to monitor is specified via the $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/mounts/mounts.conf file which simply contains one line for each mount point.
Note that the platform kernel PMDA exports a more extensive set of filesystem metrics for every mounted filesystem - this PMDA is primarily intended for availability monitoring using the mounts.up metric.
A brief description of the pmdamounts command line options follows:
- It is absolutely crucial that the performance metrics domain number specified here is unique and consistent. That is, domain should be different for every PMDA on the one host, and the same domain number should be used for the same PMDA on all hosts.
- Location of the log file. By default, a log file named mounts.log is written in the current directory of pmcd(1) when pmdamounts is started, i.e. $PCP_LOG_DIR/pmcd. If the log file cannot be created or is not writable, output is written to the standard error instead.
- User account under which to run the agent. The default is the unprivileged "pcp" account in current versions of PCP, but in older versions the superuser account ("root") was used by default.
INSTALLATIONIf you want access to the names, help text and values for the mounts performance metrics, do the following as root:
# cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/mounts # ./Install
If you want to undo the installation, do the following as root:
# cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/mounts # ./Remove
- command line options used to launch pmdamounts
- default help text file for the mounts metrics
- installation script for the pmdamounts agent
- undo installation script for the pmdamounts agent
- default log file for error messages and other information from pmdamounts