Metadata associated with the RabbitMQ collectd plugin can be found here. The relevant code for the plugin can be found here.


The RabbitMQ plugin that collects statistics from RabbitMQ. The plugin uses the RabbitMQ Management HTTP API to poll for statistics on a RabbitMQ server, then reports them to collectd.


Built-in dashboards
  • RabbitMQ: Overview of data from all RabbitMQ nodes.

  • RabbitMQ Node: Focus on a single RabbitMQ node.


This plugin requires:

Software Version
collectd 4.9+
Python plugin for collectd (included with SignalFx collectd agent)
Python 2.6+
RabbitMQ 3.0+
RabbitMQ Management plugin (match with RabbitMQ version)


If you are using the new Smart Agent, see the docs for the collectd/rabbitmq monitor for more information. The configuration documentation below may be helpful as well, but consult the Smart Agent repo's docs for the exact schema.

  1. Download the collectd-rabbitmq Python module

  2. Download SignalFx’s sample configuration file to /etc/collectd/managed_config.

  3. Modify the configuration file as described in Configuration below.

  4. Restart collectd.


Using the example configuration file 10-rabbitmq.conf as a guide, provide values for the configuration options listed below that make sense for your environment and allow you to connect to the RabbitMQ instance to be monitored.

configuration option definition example value
Username Username that collectd will use to connect to RabbitMQ "guest"
Password Password for user indicated in Username "guest"
Host Hostname at which collectd can connect to RabbitMQ "localhost"
Port Port number at which collectd can connect to RabbitMQ "15672"
CollectChannels Toggles the collection of channels metrics false
CollectConnections Toggles the collection of connections metrics false
CollectExchanges Toggles the collection of exchanges metrics true
CollectNodes Toggles the collection of nodes metrics true
CollectQueues Toggles the collection of queues metrics true
HTTPTimeout Timeout in seconds for connecting to the RabbitMQ Management API 60
FieldLength This option should only be specified if you are not running the SignalFx fork of collectd. It should be set to 1 less than the value for DATA_MAX_NAME_LEN in plugin.h that you compiled collectd with. Typically this would be 127 for collectd versions 5.6.0 or newer, or 63 for versions earlier than 5.6.0. 63
VerbosityLevel Representation of the quantity of metrics generated by RabbitMQ that are actually reported to SignalFx. If not specified, the default value is info. The verbosity levels are as follows:
  • info: Only the most commonly-used metrics are reported
  • debug: Additonal metrics useful for debugging are reported
  • trace: All available metrics are reported
  • "info"


    Sample of built-in dashboard in SignalFx:

    Metric naming

    When collectd is configured to publish metrics to SignalFx, metrics from this plugin will be named according to the format: <metric type>.<category>.<statistic>

    For example:

    • gauge.connection.recv_oct_details.rate
    • counter.connection.send_oct
    • gauge.queue.message_stats.deliver_get_details.rate


    For documentation of the metrics and dimensions emitted by this plugin, click here.


    This integration is released under the Apache 2.0 license. See LICENSE for more details.