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pmdarsyslog - Man Page

rsyslog (reliable and extended syslog) PMDA


pmdarsyslog is a Performance Metrics Domain Agent (PMDA) which exports metric values from the rsyslogd(8) server.

Further details about rsyslog can be found at http://www.rsyslog.com/.


If you want access to the names and values for the rsyslog performance metrics, do the following as root:

# cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/rsyslog
# ./Install

To uninstall, do the following as root:

# cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/rsyslog
# ./Remove

pmdarsyslog is launched by pmcd(1) and should never be executed directly. The Install and Remove scripts notify pmcd(1) when the agent is installed or removed.

In order to use this agent, rsyslog stats gathering must be enabled. This is done by adding the lines:

module(load="impstats" interval="10" severity="7")
if $syslogtag contains 'rsyslogd-pstats' then {

to your rsyslog.conf(5) configuration file after installing the PMDA.



named pipe containing statistics exported from rsyslog, usually created by the PMDA Install script.


optional configuration file for pmdarsyslog


installation script for the pmdarsyslog agent


undo installation script for the pmdarsyslog agent


default log file for error messages from pmdarsyslog

PCP Environment

Environment variables with the prefix PCP_ are used to parameterize the file and directory names used by PCP. On each installation, the file /etc/pcp.conf contains the local values for these variables. The $PCP_CONF variable may be used to specify an alternative configuration file, as described in pcp.conf(5).

See Also

PCPIntro(1), pmcd(1) and rsyslogd(1).


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