NSQ is a realtime distributed messaging platform designed to operate at scale, handling billions of messages per day. 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 NSQ Consumer metrics to Logz.io, you need to add the inputs.nsq_consumer and outputs.http plug-ins to your Telegraf configuration file.

Configuring Telegraf to send your metrics data to Logz.io

Set up Telegraf v1.17 or higher on the same machine as NSQ Consumer
For Windows:
wget https://dl.influxdata.com/telegraf/releases/telegraf-1.19.2_windows_amd64.zip

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.nsq_consumer plug-in

First you need to configure the input plug-in to enable Telegraf to scrape the NSQ Consumer data from your hosts. To do this, add the following code to the configuration file:

  ## Server option still works but is deprecated, we just prepend it to the nsqd array.
  # server = "localhost:4150"

  ## An array representing the NSQD TCP HTTP Endpoints
  nsqd = ["localhost:4150"]

  ## An array representing the NSQLookupd HTTP Endpoints
  nsqlookupd = ["localhost:4161"]
  topic = "telegraf"
  channel = "consumer"
  max_in_flight = 100

  ## Maximum messages to read from the broker that have not been written by an
  ## output.  For best throughput set based on the number of metrics within
  ## each message and the size of the output's metric_batch_size.
  ## For example, if each message from the queue contains 10 metrics and the
  ## output metric_batch_size is 1000, setting this to 100 will ensure that a
  ## full batch is collected and the write is triggered immediately without
  ## waiting until the next flush_interval.
  # max_undelivered_messages = 1000

  ## Data format to consume.
  ## Each data format has its own unique set of configuration options, read
  ## more about them here:
  ## https://github.com/influxdata/telegraf/blob/master/docs/DATA_FORMATS_INPUT.md
  data_format = "influx"

The database name is only required for instantiating a connection with the server and does not restrict the databases that we collect metrics from. 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 Logz.io 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"
     Authorization = "Bearer <<PROMETHEUS-METRICS-SHIPPING-TOKEN>>"

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

  • 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.
  • Replace <<LISTENER-HOST>> with the Logz.io Listener URL for your region, configured to use port 8052 for http traffic, or port 8053 for https traffic. 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.
Check Logz.io for your metrics

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