gmetric man page

gmetric — manual page for Ganglia Custom Metric Utility


gmetric [OPTIONS]...


The Ganglia Metric Client (gmetric) announces a metric on the list of defined send channels defined in a configuration file

-h, --help

Print help and exit

-V, --version

Print version and exit

-c, --conf=STRING

The configuration file to use for finding send channels (default=`/etc/ganglia/gmond.conf')

-n, --name=STRING

Name of the metric

-v, --value=STRING

Value of the metric

-t, --type=STRING

Either string|int8|uint8|int16|uint16|int32|uint32|float|double

-u, --units=STRING

Unit of measure for the value e.g. Kilobytes, Celcius (default=`')

-s, --slope=STRING

Either zero|positive|negative|both  (default=`both')

-x, --tmax=INT

The maximum time in seconds between gmetric calls (default=`60')

-d, --dmax=INT

The lifetime in seconds of this metric  (default=`0')

-g, --group=STRING

Group of the metric

-D, --desc=STRING

Description of the metric

-T, --title=STRING

Title of the metric

-S, --spoof=STRING

IP address and name of host/device (colon separated) we are spoofing  (default=`')

-H, --heartbeat

spoof a heartbeat message (use with spoof option)


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Reporting Bugs

Report all bugs to the Ganglia Github project at


March 2008 gmetric User Commands