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Plugin: python.d.plugin Module: spigotmc


This collector monitors SpigotMC server performance, in the form of ticks per second average, memory utilization, and active users.

It sends the tps, list and online commands to the Server, and gathers the metrics from the responses.

This collector is only supported on the following platforms:

  • Linux

This collector supports collecting metrics from multiple instances of this integration, including remote instances.

Default Behavior


By default, this collector will attempt to connect to a Spigot server running on the local host on port 25575.


The default configuration for this integration does not impose any limits on data collection.

Performance Impact

The default configuration for this integration is not expected to impose a significant performance impact on the system.



Enable the Remote Console Protocol

Under your SpigotMC server’s server.properties configuration file, you should set enable-rcon to true.

This will allow the Server to listen and respond to queries over the rcon protocol.



The configuration file name for this integration is python.d/spigotmc.conf.

You can edit the configuration file using the edit-config script from the Netdata config directory.

cd /etc/netdata 2>/dev/null || cd /opt/netdata/etc/netdata
sudo ./edit-config python.d/spigotmc.conf


There are 2 sections:

  • Global variables
  • One or more JOBS that can define multiple different instances to monitor.

The following options can be defined globally: priority, penalty, autodetection_retry, update_every, but can also be defined per JOB to override the global values.

Additionally, the following collapsed table contains all the options that can be configured inside a JOB definition.

Every configuration JOB starts with a job_name value which will appear in the dashboard, unless a name parameter is specified.

Name Description Default Required
update_every Sets the default data collection frequency. 1 False
priority Controls the order of charts at the netdata dashboard. 60000 False
autodetection_retry Sets the job re-check interval in seconds. 0 False
penalty Indicates whether to apply penalty to update_every in case of failures. yes False
name Job name. This value will overwrite the job_name value. JOBS with the same name are mutually exclusive. Only one of them will be allowed running at any time. This allows autodetection to try several alternatives and pick the one that works. False
host The host’s IP to connect to. localhost True
port The port the remote console is listening on. 25575 True
password Remote console password if any. False



A basic configuration example.

  name: local_server
  port: 25575

Basic Authentication

An example using basic password for authentication with the remote console.

  name: local_server_pass
  port: 25575
  password: 'foobar'


Note: When you define multiple jobs, their names must be unique.

Collecting metrics from local and remote instances.

  name : my_local_server
  url  :
  port: 25575

  name : another_remote_server
  url  :
  port: 25575


Metrics grouped by scope.

The scope defines the instance that the metric belongs to. An instance is uniquely identified by a set of labels.

Per SpigotMC instance

These metrics refer to the entire monitored application.

This scope has no labels.


Metric Dimensions Unit
spigotmc.tps 1 Minute Average, 5 Minute Average, 15 Minute Average ticks
spigotmc.users Users users
spigotmc.mem used, allocated, max MiB


There are no alerts configured by default for this integration.


Debug Mode

To troubleshoot issues with the spigotmc collector, run the python.d.plugin with the debug option enabled. The output should give you clues as to why the collector isn’t working.

  • Navigate to the plugins.d directory, usually at /usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/. If that’s not the case on your system, open netdata.conf and look for the plugins setting under [directories].

    cd /usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/
  • Switch to the netdata user.

    sudo -u netdata -s
  • Run the python.d.plugin to debug the collector:

    ./python.d.plugin spigotmc debug trace

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