Overview

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 Windows Performance metrics to Logz.io, you need to add the inputs.win_perf_counters 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
wget https://dl.influxdata.com/telegraf/releases/telegraf-1.19.2_windows_amd64.zip

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

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

Add the inputs.win_perf_counters plug-in

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

[[inputs.win_perf_counters]]
  [[inputs.win_perf_counters.object]]
    # Processor usage, alternative to native, reports on a per core.
    ObjectName = "Processor"
    Instances = ["*"]
    Counters = [
      "% Idle Time",
      "% Interrupt Time",
      "% Privileged Time",
      "% User Time",
      "% Processor Time",
      "% DPC Time",
    ]
    Measurement = "win_cpu"
    # Set to true to include _Total instance when querying for all (*).
    IncludeTotal=true

  [[inputs.win_perf_counters.object]]
    # Disk times and queues
    ObjectName = "LogicalDisk"
    Instances = ["*"]
    Counters = [
      "% Idle Time",
      "% Disk Time",
      "% Disk Read Time",
      "% Disk Write Time",
      "% Free Space",
      "Current Disk Queue Length",
      "Free Megabytes",
    ]
    Measurement = "win_disk"
    # Set to true to include _Total instance when querying for all (*).
    #IncludeTotal=false

  [[inputs.win_perf_counters.object]]
    ObjectName = "PhysicalDisk"
    Instances = ["*"]
    Counters = [
      "Disk Read Bytes/sec",
      "Disk Write Bytes/sec",
      "Current Disk Queue Length",
      "Disk Reads/sec",
      "Disk Writes/sec",
      "% Disk Time",
      "% Disk Read Time",
      "% Disk Write Time",
    ]
    Measurement = "win_diskio"

  [[inputs.win_perf_counters.object]]
    ObjectName = "Network Interface"
    Instances = ["*"]
    Counters = [
      "Bytes Received/sec",
      "Bytes Sent/sec",
      "Packets Received/sec",
      "Packets Sent/sec",
      "Packets Received Discarded",
      "Packets Outbound Discarded",
      "Packets Received Errors",
      "Packets Outbound Errors",
    ]
    Measurement = "win_net"

  [[inputs.win_perf_counters.object]]
    ObjectName = "System"
    Counters = [
      "Context Switches/sec",
      "System Calls/sec",
      "Processor Queue Length",
      "System Up Time",
    ]
    Instances = ["------"]
    Measurement = "win_system"
    # Set to true to include _Total instance when querying for all (*).
    #IncludeTotal=false

  [[inputs.win_perf_counters.object]]
    # Example query where the Instance portion must be removed to get data back,
    # such as from the Memory object.
    ObjectName = "Memory"
    Counters = [
      "Available Bytes",
      "Cache Faults/sec",
      "Demand Zero Faults/sec",
      "Page Faults/sec",
      "Pages/sec",
      "Transition Faults/sec",
      "Pool Nonpaged Bytes",
      "Pool Paged Bytes",
      "Standby Cache Reserve Bytes",
      "Standby Cache Normal Priority Bytes",
      "Standby Cache Core Bytes",
    ]
    # Use 6 x - to remove the Instance bit from the query.
    Instances = ["------"]
    Measurement = "win_mem"
    # Set to true to include _Total instance when querying for all (*).
    #IncludeTotal=false

  [[inputs.win_perf_counters.object]]
    # Example query where the Instance portion must be removed to get data back,
    # such as from the Paging File object.
    ObjectName = "Paging File"
    Counters = [
      "% Usage",
    ]
    Instances = ["_Total"]
    Measurement = "win_swap"
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:

[[outputs.http]]
  url = "https://<<LISTENER-HOST>>:8053"
  data_format = "prometheusremotewrite"
  [outputs.http.headers]
     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.
Start Telegraf
telegraf.exe --service start
Check Logz.io for your metrics

Log in to your Logz.io account and navigate to the current instructions page inside the Logz.io app. Install the pre-built dashboards to enhance the observability of your metrics.

To view the metrics on the main dashboard, log in to your Logz.io Metrics account, and open the Logz.io Metrics tab.