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gatherd: SBLIM metric collection daemon


gatherd - SBLIM metric collection daemon


gatherd [argument]


The gatherd program is a system daemon that collects performance metrics for various components via a set of metric plugins. Raw metric data is forwarded to a seperate repository daemon that is located either locally or remotely (see reposd(8)). The repository destination, location of plugin directory, and other controllable configuration options are described in the configuration file man page (see gatherd.conf(5)).

The gatherd daemon can be controlled at runtime by way of the gatherctl(8) command. This provides the ability to load and unload metric plugins online without the need to restart gatherd.

The primary goal of the the sblim-gather package is to implement the DMTF's Base Metric Model (DSP1053). While, gatherd, reposd(8), and their plugins can be used standalone, the greatest benefit comes from using their CIM provider layer in conjuction with a CIM Object Manager (see cimserver(1)). For more information about CIM and the Base Metric Model refer to the Distrubuted Management Task Force (DMTF) at



gatherd daemonizes by default. Passing any value on the command line will cause it to run in the terminal.



This file contains the daemon configuration settings. See gatherd.conf(5) for more information.


The SBLIM project maintains a mailing list to which you should direct all questions regarding sfcb, sfcc, wbemcli, the metric data gatherer, or any of the SBLIM providers. To subscribe to this list visit:

Please report bugs you discover to the bug tracker. The SBLIM project bug tracking page can be found at:


Please refer to the AUTHORS file distributed with sblim-gather.


Copyright © 2003-2012 IBM Corp.


gatherd is distributed under the terms of the Eclipse Public License ("Agreement"). Any use, reproduction or distribution of this program constitutes recipeients acceptance of the agreement.

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gatherctl(8), gatherd.conf(5), reposd(8), cimserver(1)