Value input data format

The “value” input data format translates single values into Telegraf metrics. This is done by assigning a measurement name and setting a single field (“value”) as the parsed metric.


You must tell Telegraf what type of metric to collect by using the data_type configuration option. Available data type options are:

  1. integer
  2. float or long
  3. string
  4. boolean

Note: It is also recommended that you set name_override to a measurement name that makes sense for your metric; otherwise, it will just be set to the name of the plugin.

  ## Commands array
  commands = ["cat /proc/sys/kernel/random/entropy_avail"]

  ## override the default metric name of "exec"
  name_override = "entropy_available"

  ## Data format to consume.
  ## Each data format has its own unique set of configuration options, read
  ## more about them here:
  data_format = "value"
  data_type = "integer" # required

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