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Logstash 🔗

The Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector uses the Smart Agent receiver with the logstash monitor type to monitor the health and performance of Logstash deployments through Logstash Monitoring APIs.

Installation 🔗

Follow these steps to deploy this integration:

  1. Deploy the Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector to your host or container platform:

  2. Configure the monitor, as described in the Configuration section.

  3. Restart the Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector.

Configuration 🔗

To use this integration of a Smart Agent monitor with the Collector:

  1. Include the Smart Agent receiver in your configuration file.

  2. Add the monitor type to the Collector configuration, both in the receiver and pipelines sections.

Example 🔗

To activate this monitor in the Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector, add the following to your agent configuration:

     type: logstash
       ...  # Additional config

Next, add the monitor to the service.pipelines.metrics.receivers section of your configuration file:

      receivers: [smartagent/logstash]

Configuration settings 🔗

The following table shows the configuration options for this monitor type:








The host name of the Logstash monitoring API. The default value is




The port number of Logstash monitoring API. The default value is 9600.




If true, the agent connects to the host using HTTPS instead of HTTP. The default value is false.




The maximum amount of time to wait for API requests, in seconds. The default value is 5.

Metrics 🔗

The following metrics are available for this integration:

Notes 🔗

  • To learn more about the available in Observability Cloud see Metric types.

  • In host-based subscription plans, default metrics are those metrics included in host-based subscriptions in Observability Cloud, such as host, container, or bundled metrics. Custom metrics are not provided by default and might be subject to charges. See Metric categories for more information.

  • In MTS-based subscription plans, all metrics are custom.

  • To add additional metrics, see how to configure extraMetrics in Add additional metrics.

Troubleshooting 🔗

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