Systemd-Logind monitoring with Netdata¶
Monitors active sessions, users, and seats tracked by
It provides the following charts:
Sessions Tracks the total number of sessions.
- Graphical: Local graphical sessions (running X11, or Wayland, or something else).
- Console: Local console sessions.
- Remote: Remote sessions.
Users Tracks total number of unique user logins of each type.
Seats Total number of seats in use.
This module needs no configuration. Just make sure the
can run the
loginctl command and get a session list without having to
specify a path.
This will work with any command that can output data in the exact
same format as
loginctl list-sessions --no-legend. If you have some
other command you want to use that outputs data in this format, you can
specify it using the
command key like so:
python.d/logind.conf configuration file using
edit-config from the your agent’s config
directory, which is typically at
cd /etc/netdata # Replace this path with your Netdata config directory, if different sudo ./edit-config python.d/logind.conf
This module’s ability to track logins is dependent on what PAM services are configured to register sessions with logind. In particular, for most systems, it will only track TTY logins, local desktop logins, and logins through remote shell connections.
The users chart counts usernames not UID’s. This is potentially important in configurations where multiple users have the same UID.
The users chart counts any given user name up to once for each type of login. So if the same user has a graphical and a console login on a system, they will show up once in the graphical count, and once in the console count.
Because the data collection process is rather expensive, this plugin is currently disabled by default, and needs to be explicitly enabled in
/etc/netdata/python.d.confbefore it will run.