You can ship MongoDB metrics using Metricbeat.

Metricbeat setup

Before you begin, you’ll need:

Download the Logz.io public certificate to your Filebeat server

For HTTPS shipping, download the Logz.io public certificate to your certificate authority folder.

sudo curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/logzio/public-certificates/master/AAACertificateServices.crt --create-dirs -o /etc/pki/tls/certs/COMODORSADomainValidationSecureServerCA.crt
Add Logz.io to your Metricbeat configuration

Open the Metricbeat configuration file (<<PATH_TO_METRICBEAT>>/metricbeat.yml) with your preferred text editor.

Copy and paste the code block below, overwriting the previous contents, to replace the general configuration with the following Logz.io settings:

# ===== General =====
fields:
  logzio_codec: json
  token: <<METRICS-SHIPPING-TOKEN>>
fields_under_root: true

Replace <<METRICS-SHIPPING-TOKEN>> with a token for the Metrics account you want to ship to.
Look up your Metrics token.

Set Logz.io as the output

Still in the same configuration file, check if Logz.io is already an output. If not, add it now.

# ===== Outputs =====
output.logstash:
  hosts: ["<<LISTENER-HOST>>:5015"]
    ssl.certificate_authorities: ['/etc/pki/tls/certs/COMODORSADomainValidationSecureServerCA.crt']

Replace <<LISTENER-HOST>> with the host for your region. For example, listener.logz.io if your account is hosted on AWS US East, or listener-nl.logz.io if hosted on Azure West Europe.

One last validation - make sure Logz.io is the only output and appears only once. If the file has other outputs, remove them.

Add MongoDB module configuration

Still in the same configuration file, copy and paste the code block below:

- module: mongodb
  metricsets: ["dbstats", "status", "collstats", "metrics", "replstatus"]
  period: 10s
  enabled: true
  hosts: ["mongodb://<<USER>>:<<PASS>>@localhost:27017"]

processors:
  - add_host_metadata: ~

fields:
  logzio_codec: json
  token: <<METRICS-SHIPPING-TOKEN>>
fields_under_root: true
ignore_older: 3hr
type: metrics
output.logstash:
  hosts: ["<<LISTENER-HOST>>:5015"]
  ssl.certificate_authorities: ['/etc/pki/tls/certs/COMODORSADomainValidationSecureServerCA.crt']

For a full list of available Metricbeat configuration options for the MongoDB module, including explanations about SSL options, please see Metricbeat’s documentation.

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

  • Replace <<METRICS-SHIPPING-TOKEN>> with a token for the Metrics account you want to ship to.
    Look up your Metrics token.

  • Replace <<LISTENER-HOST>> with the host for your region. For example, listener.logz.io if your account is hosted on AWS US East, or listener-nl.logz.io if hosted on Azure West Europe.

  • The hosts must be passed as MongoDB URLs in the format: [mongodb://][user:pass@]host[:port]

  • Replace the placeholders <<USER>> and <<PASS>> with your MongoDB credentials.

Start Metricbeat

Start or restart Metricbeat for the changes to take effect.

Open your MongoDB dashboard in Logz.io

Give your metrics a few minutes to get from your system to ours, and then open Logz.io.

Your metrics should appear in the preconfigured dashboard in your Metrics account. To open it, search your Logz.io Metrics dashboards for MongoDB.