Docker Metrics Collector is a container that runs Metricbeat with the modules you enable at runtime. If you’re not already running Docker Metrics Collector, follow the steps in Configuration below.

Otherwise, stop the container, add docker to the LOGZIO_MODULES environment variable, and restart. You can find the run command and all parameters in step 2 of the configuration below.

The docker module collects these metrics: container, cpu, diskio, healthcheck, info, memory, network


Pull the Docker image

Download the Docker Metrics Collector image:

docker pull logzio/docker-collector-metrics
Run the container

For a complete list of options, see the parameters below the code block.👇

docker run --name docker-collector-metrics \
--env LOGZIO_MODULES="docker" \
-v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock:ro \
Parameters for all modules
Parameter Description
LOGZIO_TOKEN Your account token. Replace <<SHIPPING-TOKEN>> with the token of the account you want to ship to.
LOGZIO_URL listener host to ship the metrics to. Replace <<LISTENER-HOST>> with your region’s listener host (for example, For more information on finding your account’s region, see Account region.
LOGZIO_MODULES Comma-separated list of Metricbeat modules to be enabled on this container (formatted as "module1,module2,module3"). To use a custom module configuration file, mount its folder to /logzio/logzio_modules.
LOGZIO_TYPE docker-collector-metrics The log type you’ll use with this Docker. This is shown under the type field in Kibana. applies parsing based on type.
LOGZIO_LOG_LEVEL "INFO" The log level the module startup scripts will generate.
LOGZIO_ADDITIONAL_FIELDS Semicolon-separated list of additional fields to be included with each message sent (formatted as fieldName1=value1;fieldName2=value2).
To use an environment variable as a value, format as fieldName=$ENV_VAR_NAME. Environment variables must be the only value in the field. Where an environment variable can’t be resolved, the field is omitted.
Parameters for Docker Metrics Collector
Parameter Description
DOCKER_MATCH_CONTAINER_NAME Comma-separated list of containers you want to collect the metrics from. If a container’s name partially matches a name on the list, that container’s metrics are shipped. Otherwise, its metrics are ignored.
Note: Can’t be used with DOCKER_SKIP_CONTAINER_NAME.
DOCKER_SKIP_CONTAINER_NAME Comma-separated list of containers you want to ignore. If a container’s name partially matches a name on the list, that container’s metrics are ignored. Otherwise, its metrics are shipped.
Note: Can’t be used with DOCKER_MATCH_CONTAINER_NAME.
DOCKER_PERIOD 10s Sampling rate of metrics. The Docker API takes up to 2 seconds to respond, so we recommend setting this to 3s or longer.
DOCKER_CERTIFICATE_AUTHORITY Filepath to certificate authority for connecting to Docker over TLS.
DOCKER_CERTIFICATE Filepath to CA certificate for connecting to Docker over TLS.
DOCKER_KEY Filepath to Docker key for connecting to Docker over TLS.
Check for your metrics

Spin up your Docker containers if you haven’t done so already. Give your metrics a few minutes to get from your system to ours, and then open Kibana.