Datadog_metrics output pluginedit

  • Plugin version: v3.0.1
  • Released on: 2017-06-23
  • Changelog

Getting Helpedit

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Descriptionedit

This output lets you send metrics to DataDogHQ based on Logstash events. Default queue_size and timeframe are low in order to provide near realtime alerting. If you do not use Datadog for alerting, consider raising these thresholds.

Datadog_metrics Output Configuration Optionsedit

This plugin supports the following configuration options plus the Common Options described later.

Setting Input typeRequired

api_key

string

Yes

dd_tags

array

No

device

string

No

host

string

No

metric_name

string

No

metric_type

string, one of ["gauge", "counter", "%{metric_type}"]

No

metric_value

<<,>>

No

queue_size

number

No

timeframe

number

No

Also see Common Options for a list of options supported by all output plugins.

 

api_keyedit

  • This is a required setting.
  • Value type is string
  • There is no default value for this setting.

Your DatadogHQ API key. https://app.datadoghq.com/account/settings#api

dd_tagsedit

  • Value type is array
  • There is no default value for this setting.

Set any custom tags for this event, default are the Logstash tags if any.

deviceedit

  • Value type is string
  • Default value is "%{metric_device}"

The name of the device that produced the metric.

hostedit

  • Value type is string
  • Default value is "%{host}"

The name of the host that produced the metric.

metric_nameedit

  • Value type is string
  • Default value is "%{metric_name}"

The name of the time series.

metric_typeedit

  • Value can be any of: gauge, counter, %{metric_type}
  • Default value is "%{metric_type}"

The type of the metric.

metric_valueedit

  • Value type is string
  • Default value is "%{metric_value}"

The value.

queue_sizeedit

  • Value type is number
  • Default value is 10

How many events to queue before flushing to Datadog prior to schedule set in @timeframe

timeframeedit

  • Value type is number
  • Default value is 10

How often (in seconds) to flush queued events to Datadog

Common Optionsedit

The following configuration options are supported by all output plugins:

Setting Input typeRequired

codec

codec

No

enable_metric

boolean

No

id

string

No

workers

number

No

codecedit

  • Value type is codec
  • Default value is "plain"

The codec used for output data. Output codecs are a convenient method for encoding your data before it leaves the output, without needing a separate filter in your Logstash pipeline.

enable_metricedit

  • Value type is boolean
  • Default value is true

Disable or enable metric logging for this specific plugin instance by default we record all the metrics we can, but you can disable metrics collection for a specific plugin.

  • Value type is string
  • There is no default value for this setting.

Add a unique ID to the plugin configuration. If no ID is specified, Logstash will generate one. It is strongly recommended to set this ID in your configuration. This is particularly useful when you have two or more plugins of the same type, for example, if you have 2 grok filters. Adding a named ID in this case will help in monitoring Logstash when using the monitoring APIs.

output {
 stdout {
   id => "my_plugin_id"
 }
}

workersedit

  • Value type is string
  • Default value is 1