Netdata's distributed, real-time monitoring Agent collects thousands of metrics from systems, hardware, containers, and applications with zero configuration. It runs permanently on all your physical/virtual servers, containers, cloud deployments, and edge/IoT devices, and is perfectly safe to install on your systems mid-incident without any preparation.
You can install Netdata on most Linux distributions (Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, and more), container platforms (Kubernetes
clusters, Docker), and many other operating systems (FreeBSD, macOS). No
Netdata is designed by system administrators, DevOps engineers, and developers to collect everything, help you visualize metrics, troubleshoot complex performance problems, and make data interoperable with the rest of your monitoring stack.
People get addicted to Netdata. Once you use it on your systems, there's no going back! You've been warned...
Here's what you can expect from Netdata:
Netdata works with tons of applications, notifications platforms, and other time-series databases:
? Want to leverage the monitoring power of Netdata across entire infrastructure? View metrics from any number of distributed nodes in a single interface and unlock even more features with Netdata Cloud.
To install Netdata from source on most Linux systems (physical, virtual, container, IoT, edge), run our one-line installation script. This script downloads and builds all dependencies, including those required to connect to Netdata Cloud if you choose, and enables automatic nightly updates and anonymous statistics.
wget -O /tmp/netdata-kickstart.sh https://my-netdata.io/kickstart.sh && sh /tmp/netdata-kickstart.sh
To view the Netdata dashboard, navigate to
You can also try out Netdata's capabilities in a Docker container:
docker run -d --name=netdata \ -p 19999:19999 \ -v netdataconfig:/etc/netdata \ -v netdatalib:/var/lib/netdata \ -v netdatacache:/var/cache/netdata \ -v /etc/passwd:/host/etc/passwd:ro \ -v /etc/group:/host/etc/group:ro \ -v /proc:/host/proc:ro \ -v /sys:/host/sys:ro \ -v /etc/os-release:/host/etc/os-release:ro \ --restart unless-stopped \ --cap-add SYS_PTRACE \ --security-opt apparmor=unconfined \ netdata/netdata
To view the Netdata dashboard, navigate to
Or, skip straight to configuring the Netdata Agent.
Read through Netdata's documentation, which is structured based on actions and solutions, to enable features like health monitoring, alarm notifications, long-term metrics storage, exporting to external databases, and more.
Netdata Cloud works with Netdata's free, open-source monitoring agent to help you monitor and troubleshoot every layer of your systems to find weaknesses before they turn into outages. Using both tools can help you turn data into insights immediately.
Netdata is a highly efficient, highly modular, metrics management engine. Its lockless design makes it ideal for concurrent operations on the metrics.
The result is a highly efficient, low-latency system, supporting multiple readers and one writer on each metric.
This is a high-level overview of Netdata features and architecture. Click on it to view an interactive version, which has links to our documentation.
Netdata's documentation is available at Netdata Learn.
This site also hosts a number of guides to help newer users better understand how to collect metrics, troubleshoot via charts, export to external databases, and more.
Netdata is an inclusive open-source project and community. Please read our Code of Conduct.
Find most of the Netdata team in our community forums. It's the best place to ask questions, find resources, and engage with passionate professionals. The team is also available and active in our Discord too.
You can also find Netdata on:
Contributions are the lifeblood of open-source projects. While we continue to invest in and improve Netdata, we need help to democratize monitoring!
Package maintainers should read the guide on building Netdata from source for instructions on building each Netdata component from source and preparing a package.
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