An exporter for metrics in the InfluxDB format used since 0.9.0. It collects metrics in the line protocol via a HTTP API, transforms them and exposes them for consumption by Prometheus.
This exporter supports float, int and boolean fields. Tags are converted to Prometheus labels.
The exporter also listens on a UDP socket, port 9122 by default.
This exporter is useful for exporting metrics from existing collectd setups, as well as for metrics which are not covered by the core Prometheus exporters such as the Node Exporter.
The exporter acts like an InfluxDB server, it does not connect to one. For metrics concerning the InfluxDB server, use the metrics endpoint built into InfluxDB.
If you are already using Telegraf, it can serve the same purpose as this
exporter with the
For more information on integrating between the Prometheus and InfluxDB ecosystems, see the influxdata integration page.
Example usage with Telegraf
The influxdb_exporter appears as a normal InfluxDB server. To use with Telegraf
for example, put the following in your
[[outputs.influxdb]] urls = ["http://localhost:9122"]
Or if you want to use UDP instead:
[[outputs.influxdb]] urls = ["udp://localhost:9122"]
Note that Telegraf already supports outputing Prometheus metrics over HTTP via
outputs.prometheus_client, which avoids having to also run the influxdb_exporter.