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Logstash TCP 🔗

Description 🔗

The Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector provides this integration as the logstash-tcp monitor by using the SignalFx Smart Agent Receiver.

Use this integration to monitor the health and performance of Logstash deployments through Logstash’s Monitoring APIs.

This receiver is available on Linux and Windows.

Benefits 🔗

After you configure the integration, you can access these features:

  • View metrics using the built-in dashboard. For information about dashboards, see View dashboards in Observability Cloud.

  • View a data-driven visualization of the physical servers, virtual machines, AWS instances, and other resources in your environment that are visible to Infrastructure Monitoring. For information about navigators, see Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring navigators.

  • Access Metric Finder and search for metrics sent by the monitor. For information about Metric Finder, see Use the Metric Finder.

Installation 🔗

Follow these steps to deploy this integration:

  1. Follow the steps to deploy the Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector to your host or container platform:

  2. Configure the monitor, as described in the Configuration section.

  3. Restart the Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector.

Configuration 🔗

This monitor is available in the Smart Agent Receiver, which is part of the Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector. You can use existing Smart Agent monitors as OpenTelemetry Collector metric receivers with the Smart Agent Receiver.

This monitor requires a properly configured environment on your system, in which you’ve installed a functional Smart Agent release bundle. The Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector provides this bundle in the installation paths for x86_64/amd64.

To activate this monitor in the Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector, add the following lines to your configuration (YAML) file. See https://github.com/signalfx/splunk-otel-collector/tree/main/cmd/otelcol/config/collector on GitHub for the configuration (YAML) files.

receivers:
  smartagent/logstash-tcp:
    type: logstash-tcp
    ... # Additional config

To complete the integration, include the monitor in a metrics pipeline. To do this, add the monitor to the service > pipelines > metrics > receivers section of your configuration file.

service:
  pipelines:
    metrics:
      receivers: [smartagent/logstash-tcp]

Configuration settings 🔗

Option Required Type Description
host no string The host name of the Logstash monitoring API. The default value is 127.0.0.1.
port no integer The port number of Logstash monitoring API. The default value is 9600.
useHTTPS no bool If true, the agent connects to the host using HTTPS instead of HTTP. The default value is false.
timeoutSeconds no integer The maximum amount of time to wait for API requests, in seconds. The default value is 5.

Metrics 🔗

There are no metrics available for this integration.

Troubleshooting 🔗

If you are not able to see your data in Splunk Observability Cloud, try these tips:

To learn about even more support options, see Splunk Customer Success.