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Apache ZooKeeper

Apache ZooKeeper is an open-source server for highly reliable distributed coordination of cloud applications. Telegraf is a plug-in driven server agent for collecting and sending metrics and events from databases, systems and IoT sensors.

To send your Prometheus-format Apache Zookeper metrics to, you need to add the inputs.zookeper and outputs.http plug-ins to your Telegraf configuration file.

Configure Telegraf to send metrics data to

Set up Telegraf v1.17 or higher on each Zookeeper machine

For Windows


After downloading the archive, extract its content into C:\Program Files\Logzio\telegraf\.

The configuration file is located at C:\Program Files\Logzio\telegraf\.

For MacOS

brew install telegraf

The configuration file is located at /usr/local/etc/telegraf.conf.

For Linux

Ubuntu & Debian

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install telegraf

The configuration file is located at /etc/telegraf/telegraf.conf.

RedHat and CentOS

sudo yum install telegraf

The configuration file is located at /etc/telegraf/telegraf.conf.


# add go repository
zypper ar -f obs://devel:languages:go/ go
# install latest telegraf
zypper in telegraf

The configuration file is located at /etc/telegraf/telegraf.conf.


sudo pkg install telegraf

The configuration file is located at /etc/telegraf/telegraf.conf.

Add the inputs.zookeper plug-in

First you need to configure the input plug-in to enable Telegraf to scrape the Apache Zookeper data from your hosts. To do this, add the below code to the configuration file.

## An array of address to gather stats about. Specify an ip or hostname
## with port. ie localhost:2181,, etc.

## If no servers are specified, then localhost is used as the host.
## If no port is specified, 2181 is used
servers = [":2181"]

## Timeout for metric collections from all servers. Minimum timeout is "1s".
# timeout = "5s"

## Optional TLS Config
# enable_tls = true
# tls_ca = "/etc/telegraf/ca.pem"
# tls_cert = "/etc/telegraf/cert.pem"
# tls_key = "/etc/telegraf/key.pem"
## If false, skip chain & host verification
# insecure_skip_verify = true

The full list of data scraping and configuring options can be found here.

Add the outputs.http plug-in

After you create the configuration file, configure the output plug-in to enable Telegraf to send your data to in Prometheus-format. To do this, add the following code to the configuration file:

url = "https://<<LISTENER-HOST>>:8053"
data_format = "prometheusremotewrite"
Content-Type = "application/x-protobuf"
Content-Encoding = "snappy"
X-Prometheus-Remote-Write-Version = "0.1.0"

Replace the placeholders to match your specifics. (They are indicated by the double angle brackets << >>):

  • Replace <<LISTENER-HOST>> with the Listener URL for your region, configured to use port 8052 for http traffic, or port 8053 for https traffic. For example, if your account is hosted on AWS US East, or if hosted on Azure West Europe.
  • Replace <<PROMETHEUS-METRICS-SHIPPING-TOKEN>> with a token for the Metrics account you want to ship to.
    Here's how to look up your Metrics token.

Start Telegraf

On Windows:
telegraf.exe --service start
On MacOS:
telegraf --config telegraf.conf
On Linux:

Linux (sysvinit and upstart installations)

sudo service telegraf start

Linux (systemd installations)

systemctl start telegraf

Check for your metrics

Give your data some time to get from your system to ours, then log in to your Metrics account, and open the Metrics tab.