Munin plugins for Solr

I’ve been mucking around with Python recently and have written a couple of simple Munin plugins for’s Solr cluster¬†(in the hope of helping to track down some annoying performance bugs).

If you’re not familiar with Munin, it’s a bit like Nagios, (and if you haven’t heard of Nagios, it’s a network monitoring tool). Munin is particularly nifty because it’s easily extensible in pretty much any language that takes your fancy; Perl seems to be the favorite, but Python is also used.

You can check out the plugins on Distilled’s Github account (parent company of,, and

There’s a bunch more there that Conor McDermottroe has written for MySQL, Snort, IMPI and FreeBSD too which you might also be interested in!

Edit (2012-11-06): Github user kura has written an installer for these plugins available here:

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