netdata is designed to permanently run on all systems (physical and virtual servers, containers, IoT devices), without disrupting their core function.
Netdata allows to create dashboards of multiple servers, which stream on the fly the data from them to the browser. This functionality is called cloud and available through their website. This service is free of charge.
Netdata reads its configuration file from
/etc/netdata/netdata.conf. This configuration file is not needed by default. Netdata works with the default settings without it, but it does allow you to adapt the general behavior of Netdata. You can find all these settings (and their default values) by accessing the http://localhost:19999/netdata.conf URL.
The plugins folders is at
/usr/lib/netdata and their configuration at
Behind a web server
Built-in web server
netdata is accessible at http://localhost:19999/ by default.
To enable remote IPv4 (
0.0.0.0) and IPv6 (
[::]) access, edit
[web] bind to = 0.0.0.0 [::]
Netdata collects anonymous usage information through Google Analytics by default. To opt out of this telemetry functionality, create the following configuration file:
# touch /etc/netdata/.opt-out-from-anonymous-statistics
More details on the data gathered can be found here.
netdata can be optimized for: