How to add mysql statistics collection (collectd - graph module)

So while you were drinking beers before attending the FOSDEM I thought I would write a HOWTO :slight_smile:

Easy one :

  • First, install mysql collectd module :

yum install -y collectd-mysql

  • Next create the configuration file :

nano /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/etc/collectd.d/mysql.conf/10base
Add the following :

LoadPlugin "mysql"
<Plugin "mysql">
  <Database "databasetobemonitored">
Host "localhost"
Socket "/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock"
User "collectd"
Password "chooseapassword"
  • Next create an collectd sql user, give it a password and give it access to the databases :

launch mysql and enter the following commands (as per the doc)

 CREATE USER 'collectd'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'yourchoosenpassword';
 -- Give appropriate permissions
 -- ("GRANT USAGE" is synonymous to "no privileges")
 GRANT USAGE ON *.* TO 'collectd'@'localhost';
 -- Permissions for the MasterStats and SlaveStats options
 GRANT REPLICATION CLIENT ON *.* TO 'collectd'@'localhost';
  • Finally expand the template and restart collectd :
expand-template /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/etc/collectd.d/mysql.conf/
systemctl restart collectd
  • Enjoy :slight_smile: