gmetric - Man Page

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)


Matt Massie <>

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March 2008