Value input data format

Use the value input data format to parse single values into Telegraf metrics.


Specify the measurement name and a field to use as the parsed metric.

To specify the measurement name for your metric, set name_override; otherwise, the input plugin name (for example, “exec”) is used as the measurement name.

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

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

  ## override the field name of "value"
  # value_field_name = "value"

  ## 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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