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collectd vs Checkmk: What are the differences?

collectd: System and applications metrics collector. collectd gathers statistics about the system it is running on and stores this information. Those statistics can then be used to find current performance bottlenecks (i.e. performance analysis) and predict future system load (i.e. capacity planning). Or if you just want pretty graphs of your private server and are fed up with some homegrown solution you're at the right place, too; Checkmk: A tool for Infrastructure & Application Monitoring. It is a software developed for IT Infrastructure monitoring. It is used for the monitoring of servers, applications, networks, cloud infrastructures, containers, storage, databases and environment sensors.

collectd and Checkmk can be primarily classified as "Monitoring" tools.

Some of the features offered by collectd are:

  • fast
  • simple
  • integrated

On the other hand, Checkmk provides the following key features:

  • State-based monitoring
  • Log- and event-based monitoring
  • Graphing and analytics

collectd is an open source tool with 2.31K GitHub stars and 1.11K GitHub forks. Here's a link to collectd's open source repository on GitHub.

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    What is Checkmk?

    Checkmk is a comprehensive solution for IT Monitoring of servers, applications, networks, cloud infrastructures (public, private, hybrid), containers, storage, databases and environment sensors.

    What is collectd?

    collectd gathers statistics about the system it is running on and stores this information. Those statistics can then be used to find current performance bottlenecks (i.e. performance analysis) and predict future system load (i.e. capacity planning). Or if you just want pretty graphs of your private server and are fed up with some homegrown solution you're at the right place, too.

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