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Linode offers system monitoring graphs as shown below.

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Is it possible to add more graphs to the Linode dashboard by way of collectd? Say to view Memcache eviction rate.

Just to give you an idea this is the interface of RightScale, a deployment and management solution I use on Ec2.

enter image description here Whenever a RightScale template is booted it comes with a default set of collectd configuration. If I need more I just have to add the collect config or template for that.

Say I write a collectd plugin to monitor memcached evictions. Collectd is configured to send this to a RightScale monitoring server and it relays back to the interface.
Linode obviously is monitoring in some similar fashion since the basic system health is seen in the dashboard.

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Munin is a pretty good solution munin-monitoring.org –  Rwky Jan 27 '12 at 23:11

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Linode has no access into whats going on in your Linode, so no, it is not possible. You will need run run your own monitoring solution.

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hmm. collectd could send it to any configured machine run by linode. This is the way RightScale does . –  Quintin Par Jan 27 '12 at 18:04
    
Well you can lobby the Linode staff to add that functionality, but I highly doubt it's going to happen. You asked if it was possible now, and it is not. –  EEAA Jan 27 '12 at 18:44

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