Logz.io is proud to announce a slew of new integrations via Telegraf. Logz.io utilizes Prometheus in its product, but aims to support compatibility across common DevOps tools. A number of our customers, and the community in general, are strong users of Telegraf and its companion apps in the TICK Stack (which includes InfluxDB). 

Telegraf is not as popular as Prometheus, but it’s a strong element in the DevOps toolbox. Telegraf boasts an impressive collection of API integrations that run the gamut of the entire DevOps toolshed. It is written in Golang and also accommodates exporting metrics to a number of the same tools it pulls metrics from.

In addition to enabling these integrations, Logz.io now also has a dedicated dashboard for each of these products.

Now, thanks to the work of our Integrations Team, we have boosted support for these connections in Logz.io. Initially supported regions for Logz.io customers will include US East, EU Central, and EU West.

List of Telegraf Integrations

Logz.io will support about 70 new integrations via Telegraf. Here’s the list:

  1. ActiveMQ
  2. Aerospike
  3. Amazon ECS/Fargate
  4. Apache Aurora
  5. Apache HTTP Server
  6. Apache Mesos
  7. Apache Solr
  8. Apache Tomcat
  9. Zookeeper
  10. Bcache
  11. Beanstalkd
  12. Bigbluebutton 
  13. Bind 9 Nameserver 
  14. Bond
  15. Burrow
  16. Ceph
  17. Chrony 
  18. Gnmi 
  19. Clickhouse
  20. Couchdb
  21. Disque
  22. Dovecot
  23. Elasticsearch
  24. Fibaro
  25. Fireboard
  26. Github
  27. Google Cloud Pubsub
  28. Haproxy
  29. Influxdb
  30. Intel Powerstat
  31. Intel Rdt
  32. Ipmi Sensor
  33. Jenkins
  34. Jolokia
  35. Juniper Networks
  36. Knx
  37. Leofs 
  38. Mailchimp
  39. Marklogic
  40. Mcrouter
  41. Memcached
  42. Dc/Os
  43. SQL Server
  44. Neptune Apex 
  45. Nginx 
  46. Nsd 
  47. Nsq 
  48. Nvidia 
  49. Octoprint 
  50. Pgbouncer 
  51. Phfusion Passenger 
  52. Phpfpm 
  53. Puppet 
  54. Rabbitmq 
  55. Raindrops Middleware 
  56. Ravendb 
  57. Redfish
  58. Riak
  59. Siemens Plc 
  60. Suricata 
  61. Synproxy 
  62. Tengine Webserver 
  63. Twemproxy 
  64. Uwsgi 
  65. Unbound 
  66. Windows 
  67. Wireguard 
  68. Zfs 
  69. Youtube 

Now let’s have a high level look at how these integrations work.

Installing Telegraf

First of all you need to decide where you are going to run Telegraf. The method for connecting will depend on your input source. This depends on the type of integration, such as having a dedicated remote server with Telegraf to collect metrics from various Youtube channels, or running Telegraf on the same machine for the sole purpose of collecting its system metrics.

As of this writing, the latest release is Telegraf v1.19. You’ll need at least Telegraf v1.17 or higher to feed data into Logz.io.

Regardless of the input source, all integrations start from here: installation. Here’s how to go about for various operating systems:

For Windows:

wget https://dl.influxdata.com/telegraf/releases/telegraf-1.19.2_windows_amd64.zip

After downloading the archive, extract its contents into C:\Program Files\Logzio\telegraf\.

For MacOS:

brew install telegraf

For Linux:

Ubuntu & Debian:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install telegraf

RedHat and CentOS:

sudo yum install telegraf

SLES & openSUSE:

# add go repository
zypper ar -f obs://devel:languages:go/ go
# install latest telegraf
zypper in telegraf

FreeBSD/PC-BSD:

sudo pkg install telegraf

All Telegraf’s magic is orchestrated by the telegraf.config file. Its two main components are the Input plugins and Output plugins.

The configuration file is located at C:\Program Files\Logzio\telegraf\ on Windows, /usr/local/etc/telegraf.conf on MacOS and /etc/telegraf/telegraf.conf on Linux.

The custom component of each Telegraf integration is the inputs.<source> plugin. You can see the full list of Telegraf input plugins here (filter the list using the plugin type selection box). 

Telegraf System Metrics Dashboard in Logz.io
Telegraf System Metrics Dashboard in Logz.io

To enable a plugin for your input source, you will simply need to copy and paste the plugin configuration into your Telegraf config file, while defining the system specifics, such as your host address, user credentials, etc. The detailed instructions on each plugin configuration can be found here.

The generic components for each integration is the outputs.http plugin. This is the place where you will need to define your account token and listener URL. If you intend to use one Logz.io account to receive metrics from all your Telegraf integrations, you will need to configure this plugin only once.

Once the plugins are configured, the only thing you need to do is to start Telegraf and go to your Logz.io account to see the data.

This is how you run Telegraf on various operating systems:

​​On Windows:

telegraf.exe --service start

On MacOS:

telegraf --config telegraf.conf

On Linux:

Sysvinit and Upstart Installations

sudo service telegraf start

Systemd Installations

systemctl start telegraf

Logz.io Telegraf Dashboards

Logz.io has some prefabricated dashboards for Telegraf data, available for download within the Logz.io app. For example, you can look at this dashboard for Telegraf metrics in Prometheus format.

Telegraf and Prometheus Metrics Dashboard for Logz.io
Telegraf and Prometheus Metrics Dashboard for Logz.io

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