influx telegrafs create

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The influx telegrafs create command creates a Telegraf configuration in InfluxDB using a provided Telegraf configuration file.


influx telegrafs create [flags]


FlagDescriptionInput typeMaps to ?
-c--active-configCLI configuration to use for commandstring
--configs-pathPath to influx CLI configurations (default ~/.influxdbv2/configs)stringINFLUX_CONFIGS_PATH
-d--descriptionTelegraf configuration descriptionstring
-f--filePath to Telegraf configurationstring
-h--helpHelp for the create command
--hide-headersHide table headersINFLUX_HIDE_HEADERS
--jsonOutput data as JSONINFLUX_OUTPUT_JSON
-n--nameTelegraf configuration namestring
-o--orgOrganization name (mutually exclusive with --org-id)stringINFLUX_ORG
--org-idOrganization ID (mutually exclusive with --org)stringINFLUX_ORG_ID
--skip-verifySkip TLS certificate verificationINFLUX_SKIP_VERIFY
-t--tokenAPI tokenstringINFLUX_TOKEN


Authentication credentials

The examples below assume your InfluxDB host, organization, and token are provided by either the active influx CLI configuration or by environment variables (INFLUX_HOST, INFLUX_ORG, and INFLUX_TOKEN). If you do not have a CLI configuration set up or the environment variables set, include these required credentials for each command with the following flags:

  • --host: InfluxDB host
  • -o, --org or --org-id: InfluxDB organization name or ID
  • -t, --token: InfluxDB API token
Create a Telegraf configuration
influx telegrafs create \
  --name "Example configuration name" \
  --description "Example Telegraf configuration description" \
  --file /path/to/telegraf.conf
Create a Telegraf configuration via stdin
cat /path/to/telegraf.conf | influx telegrafs create \
  --name "Example configuration name" \
  --description "Example Telegraf configuration description" \

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