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Install Graphite and StatsD on CentOS (updated for 6.4 x86_64)
# First do a fresh install of CentOS 5.7 i386, server configuration (no GUI)
# This should be performed as root since it's going to be installing a bunch of stuff
# --- Update things to make sure we have the latest patches ---
# Add EPEL so we can get reasonably recent packages
rpm -Uvh
# --- Install all the packages --- #
yum -y install python-whisper python-carbon graphite-web python-memcached python-ldap httpd memcached
# ===== BEGIN MANUAL STEP =====
# run syncdb to setup the db and prime the authentication model (if you're using the DB model)
python /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/graphite/ syncdb
# ===== END MANUAL STEP =====
# --- Allow HTTP through firewall --- #
iptables -I INPUT 5 -m state --state NEW -p tcp --dport 80 -j ACCEPT
iptables-save > /etc/sysconfig/iptables
service carbon-cache restart
service memcached restart
service httpd restart
# === Below needs to be re-validated for 6.4 === #
# --- Install git ---
yum install -y gcc zlib-devel curl curl-devel openssl
tar xjf git-
pushd git-
./configure && make && make install
rm -rf git*
# --- Install NodeJS ---
yum install -y gcc-c++
git clone
pushd node
./configure && make && make install
rm -rf node
# --- Install the Node Package Manager ---
curl | sh
npm install express
# --- Install StatsD ---
git clone
cd statsd
# copy the the statsd config example to create the config file
# unless you used non-default ports for some other feature of the system, the defaults in the config file are fine
cp exampleConfig.js local.js
# --- Start StatsD ---
node stats.js local.js
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Node package manager install has moved to

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atrepca commented Jun 26, 2013

StatsD is also packaged and available in the EPEL repos:

# yum info python-bucky
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 * base:
 * epel:
 * extras:
 * updates:
Available Packages
Name        : python-bucky
Arch        : noarch
Version     : 0.2.4
Release     : 1.el6
Size        : 54 k
Repo        : epel
Summary     : CollectD and StatsD adapter for Graphite
URL         :
License     : ASL 2.0
Description : Bucky is a small server for collecting and translating metrics for
            : Graphite. It can current collect metric data from CollectD daemons
            : and from StatsD clients.

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@atrepca I don't think python-bucky == StatsD unless I'm missing something.

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jmelloy commented Aug 9, 2013

Bucky is meant to be a drop-in replacement for statsd.

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