How to get help
If you are at a loss with your Munin installation, you should first of all consult the following resources:
- The Munin FAQ
- The Munin-users mailing list archive
- Our IRC channel : (#munin on OFTC)
- The documentation (i.e. this site)
If none of these has answers to your Munin issue, consult the Munin-users mailing list. When doing so, please take a note of the following:
To ensure proper response and not only guesswork, please include any relevant configuration files and/or environment files. It also helps if you include output from any debugging sessions (see Debugging Munin and Debugging Munin plugins) where applicable. Also include relevant information like what operating system is in use, distribution if applicable, and whether you use SELinux or something similar. Too much information is better than too little information.
If you have problems with a plugin that is not included in the Munin distribution, you must explain where you found it.
If you don't want to disclose your organization's host names or IP scheme, feel free to obfuscate the config files as long as you do it consistently, i.e. replace oracle1.somecompany.com with host1.example.com and oracle2.somecompany.com with host2.example.com and so on. BUT! If you do so it may actually be harder to answer your question because making the replacement is another source of errors.
Always remember that the quality of the answer is strongly correlated to the quality of the question. If you are not precise when asking questions, you will not get precise answers. This may be summed up with the familiar expression "Garbage in, garbage out".