Telegraf configurations

InfluxDB lets you automatically generate Telegraf configurations or upload custom Telegraf configurations that collect metrics and write them to InfluxDB. Telegraf retrieves configurations from InfluxDB on startup.

Use InfluxDB Telegraf configurations

With a Telegraf configuration stored in InfluxDB, the telegraf agent can retrieve the configuration from an InfluxDB HTTP(S) endpoint.

  • Ensure Telegraf has network access to InfluxDB (OSS or Cloud).
  • Start the telegraf agent using the --config flag to provide the URL of the InfluxDB Telegraf configuration. For example:

    telegraf --config http://localhost:8086/api/v2/telegrafs/<telegraf-config-id>

Setup instructions for each Telegraf configuration are provided in the InfluxDB UI.

Manage Telegraf configurations

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InfluxDB OSS 2.0 now generally available!

InfluxDB OSS 2.0 is now generally available and ready for production use. See the InfluxDB OSS 2.0 release notes.

For information about upgrading to InfluxDB OSS 2.0, see: