Using Logstash + Statsd + graphite – Part2 (Graphite & Statsd)

Now we can setup Graphite and Statsd, so logstash can start input to the statsd. I found a method which uses pip for installing the python packages, which makes steps easier.

# installing nodejs

sudo apt-get install python-software-properties
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:chris-lea/node.js
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nodejs npm
# Now install dependencies
sudo apt-get install memcached python-dev python-pip sqlite3 libcairo2 libcairo2-dev python-cairo pkg-config
# Install latest pip
pip install –upgrade pip
# Install carbon and graphite deps
cat >> /tmp/graphite_reqs.txt << EOF
sudo pip install -r /tmp/graphite_reqs.txt

# Configure carbon
cd /opt/graphite/conf/
sudo cp carbon.conf.example carbon.conf

# Create storage schema and copy it over
# Using the sample as provided in the statsd README
cat >> /tmp/storage-schemas.conf << EOF
# Schema definitions for Whisper files. Entries are scanned in order,
# and first match wins. This file is scanned for changes every 60 seconds.
# [name]
# pattern = regex
# retentions = timePerPoint:timeToStore, timePerPoint:timeToStore, …
priority = 110
pattern = ^stats\..*
retentions = 10s:6h,1m:7d,10m:1y
sudo cp /tmp/storage-schemas.conf storage-schemas.conf
# Make sure log dir exists for webapp
sudo mkdir -p /opt/graphite/storage/log/webapp
# Copy over the local settings file and initialize database
cd /opt/graphite/webapp/graphite/
sudo cp local_settings.py.example local_settings.py
sudo python manage.py syncdb # Follow the prompts, creating a superuser is optional
# statsd
cd /opt && sudo git clone git://github.com/etsy/statsd.git
# StatsD configuration
cat >> /tmp/localConfig.js << EOF
graphitePort: 2003
, graphiteHost: “”
, port: 8125
sudo cp /tmp/localConfig.js /opt/statsd/localConfig.js
# Starting statsd
node /path/to/statsd-folder/stats.js /path/to/statsd-folder/localConfig.js
# Starting Carbon cache
Go to Graphite bin directory,
“./carbon-cache.py start”
#Starting Graphite Dashboard
Go to Graphite bin directory,
“./run-graphite-devel-server.py /opt/graphite”, Now we can access the graphite dashboard by,

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