go.d.plugin is a Netdata external plugin. It is an orchestrator for data collection modules written in go.

  1. It runs as an independent process ps fax shows it.
  2. It is started and stopped automatically by Netdata.
  3. It communicates with Netdata via a unidirectional pipe (sending data to the Netdata daemon).
  4. Supports any number of data collection modules.
  5. Allows each module to have any number of data collection jobs.


Shipped with Netdata.


If you have time and willing to help, there are a lof of ways to contribute:

Available modules

Name Monitors Disabled
activemq ActiveMQ
apache Apache yes
bind ISC Bind yes
cockroachdb CockroachDB
consul Consul
coredns CoreDNS
dnsmasq_dhcp Dnsmasq
dns_query DNS Query RTT
docker_engine Docker Engine
dockerhub Docker Hub
example - yes
fluentd Fluentd
freeradius FreeRADIUS yes
hdfs HDFS
httpcheck Any HTTP Endpoint
k8s_kubelet Kubelet
k8s_kubeproxy Kube-proxy
lighttpd Lighttpd yes
lighttpd2 Lighttpd2
logstash Logstash
mysql MySQL yes
nginx NGINX yes
openvpn OpenVPN yes
phpdaemon phpDaemon
phpfpm PHP-FPM yes
pihole Pi-hole
portcheck Any TCP Endpoint
pulsar Apache Pulsar
rabbitmq RabbitMQ yes
scaleio Dell EMC ScaleIO
solr Solr
squidlog Squid yes
springboot2 Spring Boot2
tengine Tengine
unbound Unbound
vcsa vCenter Server Appliance
vernemq VerneMQ
vsphere VMware vCenter Server
web_log Apache/NGINX yes
wmi Windows Machines
x509check Digital Certificates
zookeeper ZooKeeper

Why disabled? How to enable?

We are in process of migrating collectors from python to go.

Configurations are incompatible. All rewritten in go modules are disabled by default. This is a temporary solution, we are working on it.

To enable module please do the following:

  • explicitly disable python module in python.d.conf
  • explicitly enable go module in go.d.conf
  • move python module jobs to go module configuration file (change syntax, see go module configuration file for details).
  • restart netdata.service

If case of problems:

  • check error.log for module related errors (grep <module name> error.log)
  • run plugin in debug mode


go.d.plugin itself can be configured using the configuration file /etc/netdata/go.d.conf (to edit it on your system run /etc/netdata/edit-config go.d.conf). This file is a BASH script.

Configurations are written in YAML.


  • Add your module to the modules dir.
  • Import the module in the main.go.
  • To build it execute make from the plugin root dir or hack/go-build.sh.
  • Run it in the debug mode bin/godplugin -d -m <MODULE_NAME>.
  • Use make clean when you are done with testing.


Plugin CLI:

  go.d.plugin [OPTIONS] [update every]

Application Options:
  -d, --debug    debug mode
  -m, --modules= modules name (default: all)
  -c, --config=  config dir

Help Options:
  -h, --help     Show this help message

To debug specific module:

# become user netdata
sudo su -s /bin/bash netdata

# run plugin in debug mode
./go.d.plugin -d -m <module name>

Change <module name> to the module name you want to debug. See the whole list of available modules.