The plugin-driven server agent for collecting & reporting metrics.
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logger Add collectd parser (influxdata#2654) Apr 12, 2017
metric Add support for precision in http_listener (influxdata#2644) Apr 10, 2017
plugins if connection fails or timeout is reached send a metric (#18) Nov 27, 2017
scripts Systemd does not see all shutdowns as failures (influxdata#2716) May 8, 2017
selfstat Implement telegraf collecting stats on itself Dec 5, 2016
testutil Kapacitor input plugin (influxdata#2031) Apr 27, 2017
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Godeps add option to randomize Kinesis partition key (influxdata#2705) Apr 26, 2017
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Makefile Release instructions + ARCH override in Makefile. Aug 25, 2017 Release instructions + ARCH override in Makefile. Aug 25, 2017
accumulator.go Support Processor & Aggregator Plugins Oct 12, 2016
aggregator.go Refactor handling of MinMax functionality into RunningAggregator Oct 12, 2016
circle.yml Use go 1.8.1 for CI and Release builds (influxdata#2732) Apr 27, 2017
input.go Flush based on buffer size rather than time Feb 17, 2016
metric.go Remove metric.Point from metric interface Feb 3, 2017
output.go Throughout telegraf, use telegraf.Metric rather than client.Point Jan 28, 2016
processor.go Support Processor & Aggregator Plugins Oct 12, 2016

Connor's release instructions

  • Use Ubuntu
# Install FPM
sudo aptitude install ruby ruby-dev rubygems build-essential rpm
sudo gem install --no-ri --no-rdoc fpm
make package-no-upload

Then upload the artifacts from the build directory to packagecloud, e.g.:


Telegraf Circle CI Docker pulls

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 well known services (like Hadoop, Postgres, or Redis) and third party APIs (like Mailchimp, AWS CloudWatch, or Google Analytics).

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. See the contributing guide for instructions on writing new plugins.


You can either download the binaries directly from the downloads page.

A few alternate installs are available here as well:

FreeBSD tarball:


Ansible Role:

Ansible role:

From Source:

Telegraf manages dependencies via gdm, which gets installed via the Makefile if you don't have it already. You also must build with golang version 1.8+.

  1. Install Go
  2. Setup your GOPATH
  3. Run go get
  4. Run cd $GOPATH/src/
  5. Run make

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


Please see the contributing guide for details on contributing a plugin to Telegraf.