Varken: Plex monitoring solution


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#100DaysToOffload >> 2020-05-05 >> 011/100

Today, I discovered Varken, a neat solution to monitor your Plex ecosystem (including Sonarr, Radarr, etc.) and store the data in your InfluxDB instance. This solution is a great addition as I can now make Grafana or Chronograf dashboardz encompassing both server metrics and Plex metrics. The reason this is important is that I have a relatively low-power server (NUC) and a single stream on Plex can have a noticeable impact on the CPU usage.

Varken requires a Tautulli instance to collect the data from as well as a MaxMind API key which unfortunately isn't optional. I run all software mentioned in this post in separate docker containers.

Also, 11th post for #100DaysToOffload today and 11 is my lucky number :)