InfluxDB releases new sample config files and hyper-threading CPU tags with Telegraf 1.23.0

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A new feature-bearing release for Telegraf is now available:

The binaries for the latest Telegraf release can be found on our Downloads page.

Many thanks to the 40+ open source community members who contributed to this effort!

Key features

Generate Telegraf plugins sample configuration file

  • The sample.conf files for the different plugins are now embedded into the Golang code by the go compiler. Furthermore, the same file is also embedded into the file.
  • This avoids needing to maintain the sample config in two different spots: the and the code. This will lead to removing 11,000 lines of duplicate sample configuration from our source code that we no longer have to maintain.
  • As an additional benefit for the end user, you can simply download and use the sample.conf file with Telegraf. No more to copy-and-paste the sample configuration from the

Enhanced the HTTP output plugin enabling it to authenticate against a Google API protected by the OAuth 2.0 protocol.

  • Adding a google_application_credentials setting to the HTTP output plugin to be used with Google Cloud APIs. It specifies the json key file. Learn more about creating Google service accounts in their documentation.
  • This setting can be used for a metrics proxy deployed to Google Cloud Run.
  • Contributed by Home Depot (thanks Casey and Zach!).

Added core and physical ID to the CPU input plugin

  • We added an opt-in setting to enable core_id and physical_id tags that contain information about physical CPU or cores in cases of hyper-threading.
  • Contributed by Martin Molnar.

New inputs

  • Slab Input Plugin (slab)
    • This plugin collects details on how much memory each entry in Slab cache is consuming. Contributed by @bobuhiro11.

New external plugins


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