This article will help you get the Ntp plugin for sd-agent configured and returning metrics
Installing the ntp plugin package
Install the ntp plugin on Debian/Ubuntu:
sudo apt-get install sd-agent-ntp
Install the ntp plugin on RHEL/CentOS:
sudo yum install sd-agent-ntp
Read more about agent plugins.
The NTP check will run every 15 minutes, so minute data will not be available for the
This check is automatically minimally configured, however further configuration options are available
Configuring the agent to monitor NTP
1. Configure /etc/sd-agent/conf.d/ntp.yaml
- offset_threshold: 60
# Optional params:
# host: pool.ntp.org
# port: ntp
# version: 3
# timeout: 5
- offset_threshold: option is used for a feature not yet implemented, and currently has no effect. Despite this, the configuration file must have this option present, so we recommend leaving this option in it's default state.
2. Restart the agent
sudo /etc/init.d/sd-agent restart
sudo systemctl restart sd-agent
Verifying the configuration
Execute info to verify the configuration with the following:
sudo /etc/init.d/sd-agent info
If the agent has been configured correctly you'll see an output such as:
ntp ----- - instance #0 [OK] - Collected * metrics
You can also view the metrics returned with the following command:
sudo -u sd-agent /usr/share/python/sd-agent/agent.py check ntp
Click the name of your server from the Devices list in your Server Density account then go to the Metrics tab. Click the + Graph button on the right then choose the ntp metrics to display the graphs. The metrics will also be available to select when building dashboard graphs.
The time difference between the local clock and the NTP reference clock.
| second / None |
Please refer to the metrics conversion document to map old metrics names to the new metric names.