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Telegraf Monitoring Template

Telegraf Plugins used:

  • Internal Input Telegraf Plugin

Included Resources:

  • 1 Dashboard: Telegraf
  • 1 Bucket: Telegraf - 7 day retention
  • 1 Telegraf config - Internal metrics collection and InfluxDB v2 output

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/telegraf/manifest.yml

Telegraf is the open source server agent to help you collect metrics from your stacks, sensors and systems. With 200+ plugins already written by subject matter experts on the data in the community, it is easy to start collecting metrics from your end-points. Even better, the ease of plugin development means you can build your own plugin to fit with your monitoring needs. You can even use Telegraf to parse the input data formats into metrics. These include: InfluxDB Line Protocol, JSON, Graphite, Value, Nagios, and Collectd.

Why monitor Telegraf?

You build your monitoring stack with InfluxDB and Telegraf, so it is important that you track the health of your Telegraf plugins in your architecture.

Telegraf monitoring dashboard

How to use Telegraf Monitoring Template

Once your InfluxDB credentials have been properly configured in the CLI, you can install the Telegraf Monitoring Template using the Quick Install command. Once installed, the data for the dashboard will be populated by the included Telegraf configuration, which includes the relevant Telegraf Input. Note that you might need to customize the input configuration to better serve your needs, including by specifying a new input value. All of this will depend on how your organization is currently running Telegraf.

To find out more information about environmental variables within the Telegraf configuration, consult the following link.

Key Telegraf monitoring metrics to monitor

Some of the most important Telegraf monitoring metrics that you should proactively monitor include:

  • Number of metrics collected
  • Metrics collected vs written per second
  • Metrics gathered per input per minute
  • Write buffer size
  • Memory Allocations
  • Metrics written
  • Input plugin errors
  • Errors per input
  • Errors per output
  • Garbage collection

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