davemachado / telegraf

The plugin-driven server agent for reporting metrics into InfluxDB.

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Telegraf is an agent written in Go for collecting, processing, aggregating, and writing metrics.

Design goals are to have a minimal memory footprint with a plugin system so that developers in the community can easily add support for collecting metrics from local or remote services.

Telegraf is plugin-driven and has the concept of 4 distinct plugins:

  1. Input Plugins collect metrics from the system, services, or 3rd party APIs
  2. Processor Plugins transform, decorate, and/or filter metrics
  3. Aggregator Plugins create aggregate metrics (e.g. mean, min, max, quantiles, etc.)
  4. Output Plugins write metrics to various destinations

For more information on Processor and Aggregator plugins please read this.

New plugins are designed to be easy to contribute, we'll eagerly accept pull requests and will manage the set of plugins that Telegraf supports.


Linux deb and rpm Packages:


Latest (arm):

Latest (arm):

Package Instructions:
  • Telegraf binary is installed in /usr/bin/telegraf
  • Telegraf daemon configuration file is in /etc/telegraf/telegraf.conf
  • On sysv systems, the telegraf daemon can be controlled via service telegraf [action]
  • On systemd systems (such as Ubuntu 15+), the telegraf daemon can be controlled via systemctl [action] telegraf

yum/apt Repositories:

There is a yum/apt repo available for the whole InfluxData stack, see here for instructions on setting up the repo. Once it is configured, you will be able to use this repo to install & update telegraf.

Linux tarballs:



There are many ways to contribute:



Ansible Role:

Ansible role: https://github.com/rossmcdonald/telegraf

OSX via Homebrew:

brew update
brew install telegraf

Windows Binaries (EXPERIMENTAL)


From Source:

Telegraf requires golang version 1.8+, the Makefile requires GNU make.

Dependencies are managed with gdm, which is installed by the Makefile if you don't have it already.

  1. Install Go
  2. Setup your GOPATH
  3. Run go get -d github.com/influxdata/telegraf
  4. Run cd $GOPATH/src/github.com/influxdata/telegraf
  5. Run make

Nightly Builds

These builds are generated from the master branch:

How to use it:

See usage with:

./telegraf --help

Generate a telegraf config file:

./telegraf config > telegraf.conf

Generate config with only cpu input & influxdb output plugins defined:

./telegraf --input-filter cpu --output-filter influxdb config

Run a single telegraf collection, outputing metrics to stdout:

./telegraf --config telegraf.conf --test

Run telegraf with all plugins defined in config file:

./telegraf --config telegraf.conf

Run telegraf, enabling the cpu & memory input, and influxdb output plugins:

./telegraf --config telegraf.conf --input-filter cpu:mem --output-filter influxdb


See the configuration guide for a rundown of the more advanced configuration options.

Input Plugins

Telegraf can also collect metrics via the following service plugins:

Telegraf is able to parse the following input data formats into metrics, these formats may be used with input plugins supporting the data_format option:

Processor Plugins

Aggregator Plugins

Output Plugins

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The plugin-driven server agent for reporting metrics into InfluxDB.

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