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Version information

  • 0.2.8 (latest)
  • 0.2.7
  • 0.2.6
  • 0.2.5
  • 0.2.4
  • 0.2.3
  • 0.2.2
  • 0.2.1
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  • 0.1.0
released Jan 11th 2017

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Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'dchristensen-statsite', '0.2.8'
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bolt module add dchristensen-statsite
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install dchristensen-statsite --version 0.2.8

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dchristensen/statsite — version 0.2.8 Jan 11th 2017


Puppet module to manage statsite


class { 'statsite':
  graphite_host   => '',


  • version The version of statsite to install. Defaults to 0.6.0

  • install_path The path that statsite will be installed. Defaults to /opt/statsite

  • config_path Statsite's configuration directory. Defaults to /etc/statsite

  • tcp_port Integer, sets the TCP port to listen on. Default 8125. 0 to disable.

  • udp_port Integer, sets the UDP port. Default 8125. 0 to disable.

  • bind_address The address to bind on. Defaults to

  • parse_stdin Enables parsing stdin as an input stream. Defaults to 0.

  • log_level The logging level that statsite should use. One of: debug, info, warn, error, or critical. All logs go to syslog, and stderr if that is a TTY. Default is debug.

  • flush_interval How often the metrics should be flushed to the sink in seconds. Defaults to 10 seconds.

  • timer_eps The upper bound on error for timer estimates. Defaults to 1%. Decreasing this value causes more memory utilization per timer.

  • set_eps The upper bound on error for unique set estimates. Defaults to 2%. Decreasing this value causes more memory utilization per set.

  • stream_cmd This is the command that statsite invokes every flushinterval seconds to handle the metrics. It can be any executable. It should read inputs over stdin and exit with status code 0 on success. If this parameter is defined, all graphite* parameters will be ignored.

  • graphite_host The hostname of the graphite server to sink metrics to every flush_interval seconds. Defaults to "localhost". This parameter will be ignored if stream_cmd is set.

  • graphite_port The port of the graphite server. Defaults to 2003. This parameter will be ignored if stream_cmd is set.

  • graphite_prefix A prefix to add to the keys sent to graphite. Defaults to "statsite.". Note: The trailing dot is necessary. This parameter will be ignored if stream_cmd is set.

  • graphite_attempts The number of re-connect attempts before failing. Defaults to 3. This parameter will be ignored if stream_cmd is set.

  • input_counter If set, statsite will count how many commands it received in the flush interval, and the count will be emitted under this name. For example if set to "numStats", then statsite will emit "counter.numStats" with the number of samples it has received.

  • pid_file When daemonizing, where to put the pid file. Defaults to /var/run/

  • binary_stream Should data be streamed to the stream_cmd in binary form instead of ASCI form. Defaults to 0.

  • use_type_prefix Should prefixes with message type be added to the messages. Does not affect global_prefix. Defaults to 1.

  • extended_counters If enabled, the counter output is extended to include all the computed summary values. Otherwise, the counter is emitted as just the sum value. Summary values include mean, stdev, sum, sum_sq, lower, upper, and rate. Defaults to false.

  • histograms An optional array of histogram configuration hashes with the following keys:

    • name The name of the histogram.

    • prefix This is the key prefix to match on. The longest matching prefix is used. If the prefix is blank, it is the default for all keys.

    • min Floating value. The minimum bound on the histogram. Values below this go into a special bucket containing everything less than this value.

    • max Floating value. The maximum bound on the histogram. Values above this go into a special bucket containing everything more than this value.

    • width Floating value. The width of each bucket between the min and max.

    Each histogram must specify all keys to be valid

Supported Platforms

  • Debian / Ubuntu (upstart)
  • Fedora / Centos 7 / Redhat 7 (systemd)