numbat-powered metrics


Numbat-powered metrics system: monitoring, alerting, and historical analysis. The collector sits in front of Numbat-Analyzer and InfluxDB in the same way that statsd sits in front of Graphite. This system, however, does absolutely no aggregation or manipulation of the data at all (yet). It merely multiplexes & buffers when necessary.

See numbat-analyzer for more information on the system.

The collector is a service. You are intended to run it anywhere you like, perhaps many instances of it. You could run one on every hosts where you run services and communicate with it using a socket. Or you could run a few collectors and communicate using TCP.

Definitely pre 1.0; many error cases unhandled as yet.

> npm install -g numbat-collector
> numbatd configuration.js

The configuration file looks like this:

module.exports =
        name: 'numbat-1',
        console: true,
        path: '/var/log/numbatd'
    listen: { host: 'localhost', port: 3333 },
        { type: 'log', name: 'numbat-1', path: './numbat.log' },
        { type: 'analyzer',  host: 'localhost', port: 5555 },
            type: 'influxdb',
                { host: '',  port: 8086 },
                { host: '',  port: 8086 },
            username: 'numbat',
            password: 'my-top-secret',
            database: 'numbat'
  • InfluxDB: a time-series database that can drive interesting dashboards.
  • numbat-analyzer: the alerting & monitoring component of the numbat-powered metrics system.
  • a json-formatted logfile (using bole); in case you want logging for any reason

Sure! Write tests with Lab & must. Use BSD/Allman bracing or I will stare at you funny and not take your pull request.