Fluentd monitoring with Netdata

Fluentd is an open source data collector for unified logging layer.

This module will monitor one or more Fluentd servers, depending on your configuration. It gathers metrics from plugin endpoint provided by in_monitor plugin.

Requirements

  • fluentd with enabled monitoring agent

Charts

It produces the following charts:

  • Plugin Retry Count in count
  • Plugin Buffer Queue Length in queue length
  • Plugin Buffer Total Size in buffer

Configuration

Edit the go.d/fluentd.conf configuration file using edit-config from the your agent’s config directory, which is typically at /etc/netdata.

cd /etc/netdata # Replace this path with your Netdata config directory
sudo ./edit-config go.d/fluentd.conf

Needs only url. Here is an example for 2 servers:

jobs:
  - name: local
    url: http://127.0.0.1:24220

  - name: local_with_filtering
    url: http://127.0.0.1:24220
    permit_plugin_id: '!monitor_agent !dummy *'

  - name: remote
    url: http://203.0.113.10:24220

By default this module collects statistics for all plugins. Filter plugins syntax: simple patterns.

For all available options please see module configuration file.

Troubleshooting

Check the module debug output. Run the following command as netdata user:

./go.d.plugin -d -m fluentd