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Graphite - install graphite
# create the directory
mkdir /opt/graphite
# make directory writable by whoever your want. You can chmod 777 if you want to: sudo chmod 777 /opt/graphite
# in our exemple, the "users" group, and www-data user (who execute apache) will have write and execute rights
sudo setfacl -dR -m m:rwx -m u:www-data:rwx -m g:users:rwx /opt/graphite
sudo setfacl -R -m m:rwx -m u:www-data:rwx -m g:users:rwx /opt/graphite
# install all required packages
pip install django==1.3 # Graphite does not seems to work with django >= 1.4
pip install django-tagging twisted whisper carbon graphite-web # all other graphite dependancies
# configure graphite
cd /opt/graphite/conf/
cp graphite.wsgi.example graphite.wsgi
cp carbon.conf.example carbon.conf
cp storage-schemas.conf.example storage-schemas.conf
# Edit graphite.wsgi in order to specify python virtualenv path
# Change the "import" line with those two lines :
- import os, sys
+ import os, sys, site
+ site.addsitedir('/home/envs/graphite/lib/python2.7/site-packages')
# Edit storage-schemas.conf in order to include a custom tweak provided by stats.d
[stats]
pattern = ^stats.*
retentions = 10:2160,60:10080,600:262974
[carbon]
pattern = ^carbon\.
retentions = 60:90d
[default_1min_for_1day]
pattern = .*
retentions = 60s:1d
# Create a storage-aggregation.conf file
vim storage-aggregation.conf
# Then copy paste in it the following parameters
[min]
pattern = \.min$
xFilesFactor = 0.1
aggregationMethod = min
[max]
pattern = \.max$
xFilesFactor = 0.1
aggregationMethod = max
[sum]
pattern = \.count$
xFilesFactor = 0
aggregationMethod = sum
[default_average]
pattern = .*
xFilesFactor = 0.3
aggregationMethod = average
# go back to the installation process
cd /opt/graphite/webapp/graphite
python manage.py syncdb # I spend some hour on this command, but if you have followed the previous steps, it should be working
# If you have some gcc error message, you may have to install python header
# enable graphite host
/opt/graphite/bin/carbon-cache.py start # errors can be found in /opt/graphite/storage/log/carbon-cache/ but I did not have any on that one
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