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Open Source InfluxDB 2.0 Monitoring Template

Data Collection Method:

Included Resources:

  • 1 Bucket: oss_metrics, 7d retention
  • 2 Labels: InfluxDB2, prometheus
  • 1 Dashboard: InfluxDB OSS Metrics

Quick Install

If you have your InfluxDB credentials configured in the CLI, you can install this template with:

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/influxdata/community-templates/master/influxdb2_oss_metrics/influxdb2_oss_metrics.yml

InfluxDB is an open source time series database used to store all your metrics and events (time series data) from your sensors, infrastructure, applications and more.

Why monitor your InfluxDB instance?

InfluxDB is often used as the key metrics store for all your mission-critical machines, applications, systems, and networks. The data collected helps to determine when there are potential issues in near real time in order to uphold SLAs and maintain the highest level of performance and experience for your customers. In order to guarantee that InfluxDB itself is properly functioning, it is a best practice to monitor your InfluxDB instance.

InfluxDB 2.0 OSS Dashboard

How to use Open Source InfluxDB 2.0 Monitoring Template

Once your InfluxDB credentials have been properly configured in the CLI, you can install the Open Source InfluxDB 2.0 Monitoring Template using the Quick Install command. Once installed, the data for the dashboard will be populated by the built-in Prometheus scraper, which will pull the appropriate metrics from your InfluxDB instance. The best way to set this up is to install this template, then from the InfluxDB UI (found at http://localhost:9999 in your browser), configure a default scraper to write the scraped data from http://localhost:9999/metrics into the oss_metrics bucket.

More information about scrapers can be found in our documentation. To find out more information about environmental variables within the template, consult the following link.

Key Open Source InfluxDB 2.0 monitoring metrics

Some of the most important Open Source InfluxDB 2.0 monitoring metrics that you should proactively monitor include:

  • Uptime
  • Disk Usage
  • Organizations
  • Telegraf configurations in use
  • Disk store
  • Users
  • Buckets
  • Tokens
  • Dashboards
  • Scrapers
  • Successful Task Runs

Related Resources

InfluxDB scrapers

InfluxDB scrapers collect data from specified targets at regular intervals.

Monitoring InfluxDB Enterprise

Tim Hall, InfluxData VP of Products, outlines why and how you can monitor InfluxDB Enterprise with InfluxDB.

InfluxDB 2.0

InfluxDB 2.0 is the essential time series toolkit — dashboards, queries, tasks and agents all in one place.

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