Monitoring StatsD

This article will help you get the Statsd plugin for sd-agent configured and returning metrics

Installing the statsd plugin package

Install the statsd plugin on Debian/Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install sd-agent-statsd

Install the statsd plugin on RHEL/CentOS:

sudo yum install sd-agent-statsd

Read more about agent plugins.

Configuring the agent to collect swap metrics

1. Configure /etc/sd-agent/conf.d/statsd.yaml


  - host: localhost
    port: 8126
    # tags:
    #  - optional_tag1
    #  - optional_tag2

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 


/usr/share/python/sd-agent/ info

If the agent has been configured correctly you'll see an output such as:

  - 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/ check statsd

Configuring graphs

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 statsd metrics to display the graphs. The metrics will also be available to select when building dashboard graphs.


Monitored metrics

Metric Values

The number of counter metrics currently seen by StatsD
None / None
Type: float

The number of gauge metrics currently seen by StatsD
None / None
Type: float

The number of timer metrics currently seen by StatsD
None / None
Type: float
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