How do you set up a munin-node on the Raspberry Pi?

Munin is a networked resource monitoring tool that can help analyze resource trends and "what just happened to kill our performance?" problems. It is designed to be very plug and play. A default installation provides a lot of graphs with almost no work.

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For Raspbian, this has got me started so far:

Raspberry Pi is on
Munin Server is on

On the RPi as root

# apt-get install munin-node
# munin-node-configure --suggest --shell

Edit /etc/munin/munin-node.conf. Under this line

allow ^127\.0\.0\.1$

Add an entry for the munin server

allow ^$

Now, you need to tell the server to look for this node, on the server edit /etc/munin/munin.conf. Add an entry for the RPi

    use_node_name yes

If you only want to monitor a few simple things, check out muninlite. It's a fairly simple shell script which is meant to be run from inetd/xinetd. Since it's so small and only uses shell utilities, it's very easy to add your own plugins, e.g. if you want to monitor sensors connected to the GPIO pins.

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