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documentation: remove embedded gmetad.conf copy and refer to original

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@@ -369,112 +369,8 @@ from the first source, it will continue trying the other sources in order.
If you do not specify a port number, gmetad will assume the default ganglia port which
is 8649 (U*N*I*X on a phone key pad)
-Here is a sample gmetad configuration file with comments
-
- # This is an example of a Ganglia Meta Daemon configuration file
- # http://ganglia.sourceforge.net/
- #
- #-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
- # Setting the debug_level to 1 will keep daemon in the forground and
- # show only error messages. Setting this value higher than 1 will make
- # gmetad output debugging information and stay in the foreground.
- # default: 0
- # debug_level 10
- #
- #-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
- # What to monitor. The most important section of this file.
- #
- # The data_source tag specifies either a cluster or a grid to
- # monitor. If we detect the source is a cluster, we will maintain a complete
- # set of RRD databases for it, which can be used to create historical
- # graphs of the metrics. If the source is a grid (it comes from another gmetad),
- # we will only maintain summary RRDs for it.
- #
- # Format:
- # data_source "my cluster" [polling interval] address1:port addreses2:port ...
- #
- # The keyword 'data_source' must immediately be followed by a unique
- # string which identifies the source, then an optional polling interval in
- # seconds. The source will be polled at this interval on average.
- # If the polling interval is omitted, 15sec is asssumed.
- #
- # A list of machines which service the data source follows, in the
- # format ip:port, or name:port. If a port is not specified then 8649
- # (the default gmond port) is assumed.
- # default: There is no default value
- #
- # data_source "my cluster" 10 localhost my.machine.edu:8649 1.2.3.5:8655
- # data_source "my grid" 50 1.3.4.7:8655 grid.org:8651 grid-backup.org:8651
- # data_source "another source" 1.3.4.7:8655 1.3.4.8
-
- data_source "my cluster" localhost
-
- #
- #-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
- # Scalability mode. If on, we summarize over downstream grids, and respect
- # authority tags. If off, we take on 2.5.0-era behavior: we do not wrap our output
- # in <GRID></GRID> tags, we ignore all <GRID> tags we see, and always assume
- # we are the "authority" on data source feeds. This approach does not scale to
- # large groups of clusters, but is provided for backwards compatibility.
- # default: on
- # scalable off
- #
- #-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
- # The name of this Grid. All the data sources above will be wrapped in a GRID
- # tag with this name.
- # default: Unspecified
- # gridname "MyGrid"
- #
- #-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
- # The authority URL for this grid. Used by other gmetads to locate graphs
- # for our data sources. Generally points to a ganglia/
- # website on this machine.
- # default: "http://hostname/ganglia/",
- # where hostname is the name of this machine, as defined by gethostname().
- # authority "http://mycluster.org/newprefix/"
- #
- #-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
- # List of machines this gmetad will share XML with. Localhost
- # is always trusted.
- # default: There is no default value
- # trusted_hosts 127.0.0.1 169.229.50.165 my.gmetad.org
- #
- #-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
- # If you want any host which connects to the gmetad XML to receive
- # data, then set this value to "on"
- # default: off
- # all_trusted on
- #
- #-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
- # If you don't want gmetad to setuid then set this to off
- # default: on
- # setuid off
- #
- #-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
- # User gmetad will setuid to (defaults to "nobody")
- # default: "nobody"
- # setuid_username "nobody"
- #
- #-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
- # The port gmetad will answer requests for XML
- # default: 8651
- # xml_port 8651
- #
- #-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
- # The port gmetad will answer queries for XML. This facility allows
- # simple subtree and summation views of the XML tree.
- # default: 8652
- # interactive_port 8652
- #
- #-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
- # The number of threads answering XML requests
- # default: 4
- # server_threads 10
- #
- #-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
- # Where gmetad stores its round-robin databases
- # default: "/var/lib/ganglia/rrds"
- # rrd_rootdir "/some/other/place"
+For a sample gmetad configuration file with comments, look at the gmetad.conf
+file provided as part of the distribution package in the gmetad directory
C<gmetad> has a C<--conf> option to allow you to specify alternate configuration files

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