Telegraf: Metrics Collector

Telegraf is an agent for collecting system and application metrics from your servers, processing and aggregating the data. It can send the data to other services.

Written in: Go.


Telegraf runs as a daemon on the server that data need to be collected from, and can send the data to various receptors using plugins.

It has plugins for:

  • Receiving metrics
  • Processing metrics
  • Aggregating
  • Sending the metrics

Plugins to collect metrics

List of plugins is available at

Notable plugins:

  • System (CPU, disk, RAM, etc)
  • HTTP – send metrics using InfluxDB protocol
  • TCP or UDP via udp_listener or tcp_listener
  • Webhooks – GitHub web hooks for example
  • AMQP
  • Apache
  • Consul
  • Couchbase
  • CouchDB
  • Elastic Search
  • Exec – runs a script or an executable that provide metrics
  • InfluxDB
  • Kubernetes
  • MySQL
  • Nginx
  • Prometheus

Plugins for sending metrics

List of plugins is available at

Notable plugins:

  • AMQP
  • InfluxDB
  • Graphite
  • Graylog
  • Prometheus
  • Riemann
  • TCP
  • UDP

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