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Telegraf NTPQ 🔗

Description 🔗

The Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector provides this integration as the telegraf/ntpq monitor via the Smart Agent Receiver. This is an embedded form of the Telegraf NTPQ plugin. This monitor requires the ntpq executable available on the PATH of the agent.

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 🔗

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

Note: Providing a Telegraf NTPQ 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: telegraf/ntpq
   ...  # 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/ntpq:
    type: telegraf/ntpq
    ...  # Additional config

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

Note: Include monitors with event-sending functionality as members of a logs pipeline that utilizes an exporter that makes the event submission requests. Use a Resource Detection processor to ensure that host identity and other useful information is made available as event dimensions.

Configuration settings 🔗

The following table shows the configuration options for this monitor:

Option Required Type Description
dnsLookup no bool If false, set the `-n ntpq flag. Can reduce metric gather time. (default: true)

Metrics 🔗

These are the metrics available for this monitor.