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Graphite output data format

This page documents an earlier version of Telegraf. Telegraf v1.25 is the latest stable version. View this page in the v1.25 documentation.

The Graphite data format is serialized from Telegraf metrics using either the template pattern or tag support method. You can select between the two methods using the graphite_tag_support option. When set, the tag support method is used, otherwise the [template pattern][templates]) option is used.

Configuration

[[outputs.file]]
  ## Files to write to, "stdout" is a specially handled file.
  files = ["stdout", "/tmp/metrics.out"]

  ## Data format to output.
  ## Each data format has its own unique set of configuration options, read
  ## more about them here:
  ## https://github.com/influxdata/telegraf/blob/master/docs/DATA_FORMATS_OUTPUT.md
  data_format = "graphite"

  ## Prefix added to each graphite bucket
  prefix = "telegraf"
  ## Graphite template pattern
  template = "host.tags.measurement.field"

  ## Support Graphite tags, recommended to enable when using Graphite 1.1 or later.
  # graphite_tag_support = false

graphite_tag_support

When the graphite_tag_support option is enabled, the template pattern is not used. Instead, tags are encoded using Graphite tag support, added in Graphite 1.1. The metric_path is a combination of the optional prefix option, measurement name, and field name.

The tag name is reserved by Graphite, any conflicting tags and will be encoded as _name.

Example conversion:

cpu,cpu=cpu-total,dc=us-east-1,host=tars usage_idle=98.09,usage_user=0.89 1455320660004257758
=>
cpu.usage_user;cpu=cpu-total;dc=us-east-1;host=tars 0.89 1455320690
cpu.usage_idle;cpu=cpu-total;dc=us-east-1;host=tars 98.09 1455320690

templates

For more information on templates and template patterns, see Template patterns.


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