collectd vs Metricbeat: 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; Metricbeat: A Lightweight Shipper for Metrics. Collect metrics from your systems and services. From CPU to memory, Redis to NGINX, and much more, It is a lightweight way to send system and service statistics.
collectd and Metricbeat can be primarily classified as "Monitoring" tools.
Some of the features offered by collectd are:
On the other hand, Metricbeat provides the following key features:
- System-Level Monitoring
- system-level CPU usage statistics
- Network IO statistics
collectd is an open source tool with 2.28K GitHub stars and 1.09K GitHub forks. Here's a link to collectd's open source repository on GitHub.
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