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:
- float or long
Note: It is also recommended that you set
name_overrideto a measurement name that makes sense for your metric; otherwise, it will just be set to the name of the plugin.
[[inputs.exec]] ## 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: ## https://github.com/influxdata/telegraf/blob/master/docs/DATA_FORMATS_INPUT.md data_format = "value" data_type = "integer" # required
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