Using netdata with AWS Kinesis Data Streams¶
To use AWS Kinesis as a backend AWS SDK for C++ should be installed first.
libcurl are also required to compile netdata with Kinesis support enabled. Next, netdata should be re-installed from the source. The installer will detect that the required libraries are now available.
If AWS SDK for C++ is being installed from sources, it is useful to set
-DBUILD_ONLY="kinesis". Otherwise, the building process could take a very long time.
To enable data sending to the kinesis backend set the following options in
[backend] enabled = yes type = kinesis destination = us-east-1
destinationoption to an AWS region.
In the netdata configuration directory run
./edit-config aws_kinesis.conf and set AWS credentials and stream name:
# AWS credentials aws_access_key_id = your_access_key_id aws_secret_access_key = your_secret_access_key # destination stream stream name = your_stream_name
A partition key for every record is computed automatically by the netdata with the purpose to distribute records across available shards evenly.