6/30/2015 - 8:49 AM

# Perform installation as root
# Install prereqs

yum -y install libcurl libcurl-devel rrdtool rrdtool-devel rrdtool-prel libgcrypt-devel gcc make gcc-c++

# Get Collectd, untar it, make it and install

tar zxvf collectd-5.4.0.tar.gz
cd collectd-5.4.0
./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var --libdir=/usr/lib --mandir=/usr/share/man --enable-all-plugins
make install

# Copy the default init.d script

cp /root/collectd-5.4.0/contrib/redhat/init.d-collectd /etc/init.d/collectd

# Set the correct permissions

chmod +x /etc/init.d/collectd

# Start the deamon

service collectd start

# NOTE! FQDN lookup is enabled by default. This might give you troubles if you'r running on Vagrant or some cloud server
# Check /var/log/messages for something like "Looking up "<yourhost>" failed. You have set the "FQDNLookup" option, but I cannot resolve my hostname...
# The fix is easy, just set "FQDNLookup   false" in /etc/collectd.conf