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collectd/signalfx-metadata 🔗

Monitor Type: collectd/signalfx-metadata (Source)

Accepts Endpoints: No

Multiple Instances Allowed: No

Overview 🔗

Collectd Python plugin that aggregates various metrics from other collectd plugins.

It has deprecated functionality to send host metadata and process “top” info, but this has been replaced by the host-metadata and processlist monitors, respectively.

You can also view the Python plugin code.

Configuration 🔗

To activate this monitor in the Smart Agent, add the following to your agent config:

monitors:  # All monitor config goes under this key
 - type: collectd/signalfx-metadata
   ...  # Additional config

For a list of monitor options that are common to all monitors, see Common Configuration.

Config option Required Type Description
writeServerURL no string
procFSPath no string (Deprecated) Please set the agent configuration procPath instead of this monitor configuration option. The path to the proc filesystem. Useful to override in containerized environments.
etcPath no string (Deprecated) Please set the agent configuration etcPath instead of this monitor configuration option. The path to the main host config dir. Useful to override in containerized environments.
perCoreCPUUtil no bool Collect the cpu utilization per core, reported as cpu.utilization_per_core. (default: false)
persistencePath no string A directory where the metadata plugin can persist the history of successful host metadata syncs so that host metadata is not sent redundantly. (default: /var/run/signalfx-agent)
omitProcessInfo no bool If true, process "top" information will not be sent. This can be useful if you have an extremely high number of processes and performance of the plugin is poor. This defaults to false, but should be set to true if using the processlist monitor since that duplicates this functionality. (default: false)
dogStatsDPort no unsigned integer Set this to a non-zero value to enable the DogStatsD listener as part of this monitor. The listener will accept metrics on the DogStatsD format, and sends them as SignalFx datapoints to our backend. Setting to a value setting the DogStatsDPort to 0 will result in a random port assignment. Note: The listener emits directly to SignalFx and will not be subject to filters configured with the SignalFx Smart Agent. Internal stats about the SignalFx Smart Agent will not reflect datapoints set through the DogStatsD listener
token no string This is only required when running the DogStatsD listener. Set this to your SignalFx access token.
dogStatsDIP no string Optionally override the default ip that the DogStatsD listener listens on. (default: "")
ingestEndpoint no string This is optional only used when running the DogStatsD listener. By default the DogStatsD listener will emit to SignalFx Ingest. (default: "")
verbose no bool Set this to enable verbose logging from the monitor (default: false)

Metrics 🔗

These are the metrics available for this monitor. Metrics that are categorized as container/host (default) are in bold and italics in the list below.

  • cpu.utilization (gauge)
    Percent of CPU used on this host.
  • cpu.utilization_per_core (gauge)
    Percent of CPU used on each core. perCoreCPUUtil config must be set to true.
  • disk.summary_utilization (gauge)
    Percent of disk space utilized on all volumes on this host.
  • disk.utilization (gauge)
    Percent of disk used on this volume.
  • (cumulative)
    Total number of disk read and write operations on this host.
  • memory.utilization (gauge)
    Percent of memory in use on this host.
  • (cumulative)
    Total amount of inbound and outbound network traffic on this host, in bytes.

Non-default metrics (version 4.7.0+) 🔗

To emit metrics that are not default, you can add those metrics in the generic monitor-level extraMetrics config option. Metrics that are derived from specific configuration options that do not appear in the above list of metrics do not need to be added to extraMetrics.

To see a list of metrics that will be emitted you can run agent-status monitors after configuring this monitor in a running agent instance.