MUNIN zfs plugins require root access

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MUNIN zfs plugins require root access

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[Problem]
After linking two zfs plugins for munin, they could not be executed as the zfs and zpool commands require root priviledges. I checked out the scripts from https://github.com/munin-monitoring/con ... lugins/zfs and linked them as usual into the munin plugins directory:

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/etc/munin/plugins/zfs_cache_efficiency
/etc/share/munin/plugins/zfs_list
The munin user does not have enough privileges, tho:

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$ zpool status
Permission denied the ZFS utilities must be run as root.
[Solution]
The needed info needs to be configured in /etc/munin/plugin-conf.d/munin-node by adding:

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[zfs_list]
user root

[zfs_cache_efficiency]
user root
The plugins worked great after munin was aware that they need to be executed with root privileges and even offered more functionality than i was expecting, including data on how much space is used by snapshots and how good a cache device is used.
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