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Memcached 🔗

Description 🔗

The Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector provides this integration as the Memcached monitor via the Smart Agent Receiver.

This monitor collects the following information from Memcached nodes:

  • request information (including hits, misses & evictions)

  • current connections

  • net input/output bytes

  • number of items cached

Installation 🔗

This monitor is available in the SignalFx Smart Agent Receiver, which is part of the Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector.

To install this integration:

  1. Deploy the Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector to your host or container platform.

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

Configuration 🔗

The Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector allows embedding a Smart Agent monitor configuration in an associated Smart Agent Receiver instance.

Note: Providing a Memcached monitor entry in your Smart Agent or Collector configuration is required for its use. Use the appropriate form for your agent type.

Smart Agent 🔗

To activate this monitor in the Smart Agent, add the following to your agent configuration:

monitors:  # All monitor config goes under this key
 - type: collectd/memcached
   ...  # Additional config

See Smart Agent example configuration for an autogenerated example of a YAML configuration file, with default values where applicable.

Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector 🔗

To activate this monitor in the Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector, add the following to your agent configuration:

receivers:
  smartagent/memcached:
    type: collectd/memcached
    ...  # Additional config

To complete the monitor activation, you must also include the smartagent/memcached receiver item in a metrics pipeline. To do this, add the receiver item to the service > pipelines > metrics > receivers section of your configuration file.

See configuration examples for specific use cases that show how the collector can integrate and complement existing environments.

Configuration settings 🔗

The following table shows the configuration options for the Memcached monitor:

Option Required Type Description
host yes string
port yes integer
name no string
reportHost no bool (default: false)

Metrics 🔗

These are the metrics available for this integration.