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@ktsaou ktsaou released this Oct 3, 2016 · 959 commits to master since this release

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At a glance

  • the fastest netdata ever (with a better look too)!
  • improved IoT and containers support!
  • alarms improved in almost every way!
  • new plugins:
    • softnet netdev,
    • extended TCP metrics,
    • UDPLite
    • NFS v2, v3 client (server was there already),
    • NFS v4 server & client,
    • APCUPSd,
    • RetroShare
  • improved plugins:
    • mysql,
    • cgroups,
    • hddtemp,
    • sensors,
    • phpfm,
    • tc (QoS)

In detail

improved alarms!

Many new alarms have been added to detect common kernel configuration errors and old alarms have been re-worked to avoid notification floods.

Alarms now support:

  • notification hysteresis (both static and dynamic)


  • notification self-cancellation, and

  • dynamic thresholds based on current alarm status


Also, a new alarms log:


improved alarm notifications

netdata now supports:

  • email notifications
  • notifications on slack channels
  • notifications (mobile push notifications)
  • notifications

For all the above methods, netdata supports role-based notifications, with multiple recipients for each role and severity filtering per recipient!

Also, netdata support HTML5 notifications, while the dashboard is open in a browser window (no need to be the active one).


All notifications (HTML5, emails, slack, pushover, telegram) are now clickable to get to the chart that raised the alarm.

other improvements

  • improved IoT support!

    netdata builds and runs with musl libc and runs on systems based on busybox.

  • improved containers support!

    netdata runs on alpine linux (a low profile linux distribution used in containers).

  • Dozens of other improvements and bugfixes

netdata 1.4.0 - download release tarfiles from



@ktsaou ktsaou released this Aug 27, 2016 · 1361 commits to master since this release

New to netdata? Check its demo:

User Base Monitored Servers Sessions Served

New Users Today New Machines Today Sessions Today

At a glance

  1. netdata has health monitoring / alarms!
  2. netdata generates badges that can be embeded anywhere!
  3. netdata plugins are now written in python!
  4. new plugins: redis, memcached, nginx_log, ipfs, apache_cache

Since netdata now uses python plugins, new packages are
required to be installed on a system to allow it work.
For more information, please check the installation page.

In detail

netdata has alarms!

Based on the POLL we made on github, health monitoring was the winner. So here it is!

netdata now has a powerful health monitoring system embedded.


netdata has badges!

netdata can generate badges with live information from the collected metrics.

netdata plugins are now written in python!

Thanks to the great work of Paweł Krupa (@paulfantom), most BASH plugins have been ported to python.

The new python.d.plugin supports both python2 and python3 and data collection from multiple sources for all modules.

The following pre-existing modules have been ported to python:

  • apache
  • cpufreq
  • example
  • exim
  • hddtemp
  • mysql
  • nginx
  • phpfm
  • postfix
  • sensors
  • squid
  • tomcat

The following new modules have been added:

  • apache_cache
  • dovecot
  • ipfs
  • memcached
  • nginx_log
  • redis

other data collectors

Thanks to @simonnagl netdata now reports disk space usage.

other improvements

  • dashboards now transfer certain settings from server to server when changing servers via the my-netdata menu.

    The settings transferred are the dashboard theme, the online help status and current pan and zoom timeframe of the dashboard.

  • API improvements:

    • reduction functions now support 'min', 'sum' and 'incremental-sum'.
    • netdata now offers a multi-threaded and a single threaded web server (single threaded is better for IoT).
  • apps.plugin improvements:

    • can now run with command line argument 'without-files' to prevent it from enumating all the open files/sockets/pipes of all running processes.
    • apps.plugin now scales the collected values to match the
      the total system usage.
    • apps.plugin can now report guest CPU usage per process.
    • repeating errors are now logged once per process.
  • netdata now runs with IDLE process priority (lower than nice 19)

  • netdata now instructs the kernel to kill it first when it starves for memory.

  • netdata listens for signals:

    • SIGHUP to netdata instructs it to re-open its log files (new logrotate file added too).
    • SIGUSR1 to netdata saves the database
    • SIGUSR2 to netdata reloads health / alarms configuration
  • netdata can now bind to multiple IPs and ports.

  • netdata now has new systemd service file (it starts as user netdata and does not fork).

  • Dozens of other improvements and bugfixes

netdata 1.3.0 - download release tarfiles from



@ktsaou ktsaou released this May 16, 2016 · 2327 commits to master since this release

Netdata demo sites:

At a glance

  1. netdata now is 30% faster !
  2. netdata now has a registry (my-netdata dashboard menu) !
  3. netdata now monitors Linux Containers (cgroups, docker, lxc, etc) !

This version requires libuuid. The package you need to build netdata is:

  • uuid-dev (debian/ubuntu), or
  • libuuid-devel (centos/fedora/redhat)

In detail

netdata is now 30% faster !

  • Patches submitted by @fredericopissarra improved overall netdata performance by 10%.
  • A new improved search function in the internal indexes made all searches faster by 50%, resulting in about 20% better performance for the core of netdata.
  • More efficient threads locking in key components contributed to the overall speed up.

netdata now has a central registry !

The central registry tracks all your netdata servers and bookmarks them for you at the my-netdata menu on all dashboards.

Every netdata can act as a registry, but there is also a global registry provided for free for all netdata users!

netdata now monitors Linux Containers !

docker, lxc, or anything else. For each container it monitors CPU, RAM, DISK I/O (network interfaces were already monitored).

Other improvements

  • apps.plugin: now uses linux capabilities by default without setuid to root
  • netdata has now an improved signal handler thanks to @simonnagl
  • API: new improved CORS support
  • SNMP: counter64 support fixed
  • MYSQL: more charts, about QCache, MyISAM key cache, InnoDB buffer pools, open files
  • DISK charts now show mount point when available
  • Dashboard: improved support for older web browsers and mobile web browsers (thanks to @simonnagl)
  • Multi-server dashboards now allow de-coupled refreshes for each chart, so that if one netdata has a network latency the other charts are not affected
  • Dozens of other improvements, optimizations and bug-fixes.

netdata 1.2.0 - download release tarfiles also from



@ktsaou ktsaou released this Apr 20, 2016 · 2553 commits to master since this release

netdata 1.1.0 - download release tarfiles from

Dozens of commits that improve netdata in several ways:

Data collection

  • added IPv6 monitoring
  • added SYNPROXY DDoS protection monitoring
  • apps.plugin: added charts for users and user groups
  • apps.plugin: grouping of processes now support patterns
  • apps.plugin: now it is faster, after the new features added
  • better auto-detection of partitions for disk monitoring
  • better fireqos intergation for QoS monitoring
  • squid monitoring now uses squidclient
  • SNMP monitoring now supports 64bit counters


  • fixed issues in CSV output generation
  • netdata can now be restricted to listen on a specific IP (API and web server)


  • added error log flood protection

Web Dashboard

  • better error handling when the netdata server is unreachable
  • each chart now has a toolbox
  • on-line help support
  • check for netdata updates button
  • added example /tv.html dashboard
  • now compiles with musl libc (alpine linux)


  • added debian packaging
  • support non-root installations
  • the installer generates uninstall script


netdata v1.0rc

@ktsaou ktsaou released this Feb 9, 2016 · 2779 commits to master since this release

added proc_loadavg.c



Stable release v0.2

@ktsaou ktsaou released this Sep 23, 2015 · 3126 commits to master since this release

added robots.txt