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This integration for Cisco IOS XR telemetry metrics was build by the Cisco IOS XR team as part of the bigmuddy-network-telemetry-stacks. The integration utilizes logstash for initial metric collection and then adds a plugin to export the metrics directly to SignalFx in the appropriate format.


This integration requires:

Software Version
IOS XR 5.1+
logstash 2.2.0+


Installation directions are provided by Cisco:

You will need a working git and docker setup; look for β€œDocker tips” below if you need help with this. If host is behind an HTTP proxy, refer to the pertinent section below.
Clone the repository, pick the stack you would like to run, and follow the steps below. I use stack_elk as an example, but the same applies for stack_prometheus, stack_signalfx or stack_kafka:
git clone
# Change to the directory for the stack of your choice e.g.:
cd stack_elk
sudo COLLECTOR=a.b.c.d ./stack_build
where a.b.c.d is the local IP address you wish to use. stack_build is executed to set up the default configurations, build the docker images etc, and is only required once.
Start the fleet of containers using:
sudo ./stack_run
At this point your stack should be running and telemetry streams can be pointed at it.
If you are using default configurations port 2105 by stack_signalfx. TCP supports compressed JSON.
Stopping the stack involves running stack_stop.
sudo ./stack_stop
The stack can be started and stopped over and over (no intervening stack_build required). Configuration and data is preserved across stop/run cycles in the host mounted volumes. A host mounted volume is a per-stack-component directory which is mapped into the container.
If the stack is (re)built, configuration files which are copied from the repository are regenerated and any changes to those files in the host mounted volume will be overwritten. Any other data is preserved unless the host mounted volumes are deleted explicitly. If you wish to purge all data and configuration to start from scratch, simply delete the host mounted volumes, and rerun stack_build.


Configuration directions are provided by Cisco:

In order to use stack_signalfx, registration is required at Once registered, an organisation API Token can be retrieved from the profile page. This token should be setup in the stack_signalfx/src/environment as shown here (note the token is not made up in the example):
Streams should be pointed at the logstash setup as for the other stacks. Go to to visualise the data. The Usage Metric dashboard should show some number of datapoints received per second. Below is an example of dashboard setup to show IP SLA and interface counter data.