Replacing Collectd network server with InfluxDB

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Since version 0.8.4 Influxdb supports the native collect network protocol hence it can replace a collectd network server transparently.

To active the network collectd server add this declaration in the configuration file.

enabled = true
port = 25826
database = "collectd"
typesdb = "/usr/share/collectd/types.db"

The port if not specified will be set by default to 25826, the one that collectd use too. the definition typesdb define the types definition file to use. An example can be found on the collectd GitHub repository.

And restart the server to apply the change.