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Telegraf Plugin for Connext

A DDS plugin to Telegraf that subscribes to metrics, events, and logs in your DDS system and stores them in InfluxDB for visualization and alerts.

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What does it do? 

Telegraf is the minimal memory footprint monitoring agent written in the Go programming language for collecting, processing, aggregating and writing metrics. The Telegraf Plugin for Connext collects time-series metrics over Connext for monitoring and analysis. Developers use it to quickly extract and assimilate real-time metrics, events and logs from Connext into lightweight dashboards for analysis and action.

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Features & Benefits 

  • Subscribe to any DDS data
  • Process and aggregate metrics
  • Ingest to several output plugins
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All versions of Telegraf Plugin for Connext are available for download here:

RTI Labs Project Type: Plugin Extension for InfluxData’s Telegraf

Maturity Level: Prototype

Support. Telegraf Plugin for Connext is an experimental RTI prototype. As such, we only offer support through the RTI Community Forum where fellow users and RTI engineers can help you. If you encounter an issue while using Telegraf Plugin for Connext, you can also open a ticket in the issues section of the repository. We encourage you to post your feedback and questions on the Community Forum.  

Intent. Telegraf Plugin for Connext is slated for continued development.

Feedback. Feedback should be submitted to RTI via the RTI Community Forum.

Platform Availability. The plugin software is Go-based and a direct plugin to Telegraf. Telegraf Plugin for Connext utilizes RTI Connector for the Go programming language. Please check platform support here.

Telegraf System Requirements. Telegraf requires Golang version 1.9 or newer.

Product Compatibility. RTI Connext version 5.3.0.

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

Its 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. For an example configuration referenced 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.

It is a forked Telegraf repository adding a DDS input plugin (dds_consumer).

Telegraf Plugin for Connext documentation is located in the RTI Community GitHub repository.

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