Getting data with Telegraf

Learn how to configure Telegraf plugins for data ingest using three of the most popular plugins: SNMP, MQTT, and PostgreSQL. Use these configuration concepts to set up your Telegraf agent.

Why use a Telegraf Input Plugin

With over 200 input plugins to choose from, Telegraf Input Plugins are an easy, low code option to collect and store high volumes of time series data into your favorite database.


Support for a variety of data

Out of the gate, Telegraf supports over 200+ plugins to help you collect metrics from cloud services, applications, IoT sensors. It is also customizable and extensible to fit the way you work, making it easy to include any custom metric you have.


Efficient data collector

Telegraf offers flexible processing to turn the messiest data into consistent clean data as it’s coming into your database on whatever time interval. You can filter and route specific metrics to a specific data source saving time and storage space.


Time to Awesome

Telegraf’s plugin-driven architecture and lightweight footprint requires no external dependencies. Telegraf can run directly on the server, VM, or container from which you wish to ingest metrics or in a centralized location that polls the desired services.

Input Diagram

Telegraf Input Plugin key capabilities

Categories of Telegraf Input Plugins


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