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Apache CouchDB 🔗

The Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector uses the Smart Agent receiver with the Apache CouchDB monitor type to monitor metrics from CouchDB instances by calling the _stats endpoint for instances.

This integration is only available on Kubernetes and Linux.

Benefits 🔗

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

Installation 🔗

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

  2. Download collectd-couchdb in GitHub.

  3. Move the file to /usr/share/collectd/collectd-couchdb.

  4. Modify the sample configuration file for the plugin in /etc/collectd/managed_config according to the configuration section.

  5. Install the Python requirements:

    $ sudo pip install -r requirements.txt
  6. Restart the OpenTelemetry collector.

Configuration 🔗

To use this integration of a Smart Agent monitor with the Collector:

  1. Include the Smart Agent receiver in your configuration file.

  2. Add the monitor type to the Collector configuration, both in the receiver and pipelines sections.

Example 🔗

To activate this integration, add the following to your Collector configuration:

    type: couchdb
    ...  # Additional config

Next, add the monitor to the service.pipelines.metrics.receivers section of your configuration file:

      receivers: [smartagent/couchdb]

Configuration settings 🔗

The following table shows the configuration options for this monitor:



Example value


Path on disk where collectd can find this module.



Host name of the CouchDB member



Port at which the member can be reached



Name of the CouchDB node in the cluster



Boolean; true to indicate if the uncommented enhanced

metrics in are needed.



Username required for authentication of CouchDB



Password required for authentication of CouchDB



Metric emitted by _stats api to be activated.

“metric listed in docs”


Metric emitted by _stats api to be deactivated.

“metric listed in docs”


Space-separated key-value pair for a user-defined dimension

dimension_name dimension_value


Number of seconds between calls to CouchDB API.



Path to the keyfile



Path to the certificate



Path to the ca file


Metrics 🔗

The following metrics are available for this integration:

Notes 🔗

  • To learn more about the available in Splunk Observability Cloud see Metric types

  • In host-based subscription plans, default metrics are those metrics included in host-based subscriptions in Splunk Observability Cloud, such as host, container, or bundled metrics. Custom metrics are not provided by default and might be subject to charges. See Metric categories for more information.

  • In MTS-based subscription plans, all metrics are custom.

  • To add additional metrics, see how to configure extraMetrics in Add additional metrics

Troubleshooting 🔗

If you are a Splunk Observability Cloud customer and are not able to see your data in Splunk Observability Cloud, you can get help in the following ways.

Available to Splunk Observability Cloud customers

Available to prospective customers and free trial users

  • Ask a question and get answers through community support at Splunk Answers .

  • Join the Splunk #observability user group Slack channel to communicate with customers, partners, and Splunk employees worldwide. To join, see Chat groups in the Get Started with Splunk Community manual.

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

This page was last updated on May 28, 2024.