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Consul datastore 🔗

The Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector uses the Smart Agent receiver with the Consul datastore monitor type to monitor Consul datastores and collect metrics from the following endpoints:

  • /agent/self.

  • /agent/metrics.

  • /catalog/nodes.

  • /catalog/node/:node.

  • /status/leader.

  • /status/peers.

  • /coordinate/datacenters.

  • /coordinate/nodes.

  • /health/state/any.

This integration is only available on Kubernetes and Linux.

This integration works with Consul 0.7.0 and higher.

Benefits 🔗

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

Installation 🔗

Follow these steps to deploy this integration:

  1. 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 🔗

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:

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

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

service:
  pipelines:
    metrics:
      receivers: [smartagent/consul]

Configuration options 🔗

If you are running a version of Consul earlier than 0.9.1, configure each Consul agent you want to monitor to send metrics to the OpenTelemetry Collector. To do so, add the following configuration to each Consul agent configuration file:

{"telemetry":
   {"statsd_address": "<agent host>:<agent port, default 8125>"}
}

Configuration settings 🔗

The following table shows the configuration options for this integration:

Option

Required

Type

Description

pythonBinary

no

string

Path to a python binary that should be used to execute the

Python code. If not set, a built-in runtime will be used. Can include arguments to the binary as well.

host

yes

string

port

yes

integer

aclToken

no

string

Consul ACL token

useHTTPS

no

bool

Set to true to connect to Consul using HTTPS. You can figure

the certificate for the server with the caCertificate config option. (default: false)

telemetryServer

no

bool

(default: false)

telemetryHost

no

string

IP address or DNS to which Consul is configured to send

telemetry UDP packets. Relevant only if telemetryServer is set to true. (default: 0.0.0.0)

telemetryPort

no

integer

Port to which Consul is configured to send telemetry UDP

packets. Relevant only if telemetryServer is set to true. (default: 8125)

enhancedMetrics

no

bool

Set to true to activate the collection all metrics from

Consul runtime telemetry send using UDP or from the /agent/metrics endpoint. (default: false)

caCertificate

no

string

If Consul server has HTTPS activated for the API, specifies the

path to the CA Certificate.

clientCertificate

no

string

If client-side authentication is activated, specifies the path

to the certificate file.

clientKey

no

string

If client-side authentication is activated, specifies the path

to the key file.

signalFxAccessToken

no

string

Metrics 🔗

These 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.

This page was last updated on May 29, 2024.