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PMDAMEMCACHE(1)          General Commands Manual         PMDAMEMCACHE(1)

NAME         top

       pmdamemcache - memcached performance metrics domain agent (PMDA)

DESCRIPTION         top

       This PMDA extracts performance data from memcached, a distributed
       memory caching daemon commonly used to improve web serving
       performance.  A farm of memcached processes over multiple servers
       can be utilised by a single web application, increasing the total
       available object cache size, and decreasing the database load
       associated with smaller cache sizes.  This system is described in
       detail at .

INSTALLATION         top

       Configure pmdamemcache to extract the values from set of hosts
       used in the memcache farm.  These hosts can be listed in the
       $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/memcache/memcache.conf file, in the format (i.e.
       Perl array) described at the top of  A custom
       refresh rate can also be configured using this mechanism.

            # cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/memcache
            # [ edit memcache.conf ]

       Once this is setup, you can access the names and values for the
       memcache performance metrics by doing the following as root:

            # cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/memcache
            # ./Install

       If you want to undo the installation, do the following as root:

            # cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/memcache
            # ./Remove

       pmdamemcache is launched by pmcd(1) and should never be executed
       directly. The Install and Remove scripts notify pmcd(1) when the
       agent is installed or removed.

FILES         top

           optional configuration file listing monitored memcache

           installation script for the pmdamemcache agent

           undo installation script for the pmdamemcache agent

           default log file for error messages from pmdamemcache


       Environment variables with the prefix PCP_ are used to
       parameterize the file and directory names used by PCP. On each
       installation, the file /etc/pcp.conf contains the local values
       for these variables.  The $PCP_CONF variable may be used to
       specify an alternative configuration file, as described in

SEE ALSO         top

       PCPIntro(1) and pmcd(1).

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