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Redis receiver ๐Ÿ”—

The Redis receiver is designed to retrieve Redis INFO data from a single Redis instance, build metrics from that data, and send them to the next consumer at a configurable interval. The Redis INFO command returns information and statistics about a Redis server. The Redis receiver extracts values from the result and converts them to OpenTelemetry metrics.

For example, the Redis INFO command returns used_cpu_sys, which indicates the system CPU consumed by the Redis server, expressed in seconds, since the start of the Redis instance. The Redis receiver turns this data into a gauge with a metric name of redis.cpu.time and a unit value of seconds.

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Get started ๐Ÿ”—

Follow these steps to configure and activate the component:

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

  2. Configure the receiver creator receiver as described in the next section.

  3. Restart the Collector.

Sample configuration ๐Ÿ”—

To activate the Redis receiver manually in the Collector configuration, add redis to the receivers section of your configuration file, as shown in the following example:

    endpoint: "localhost:6379"
    username: "test"
    password: "test"
    collection_interval: 10s
      insecure: true

To complete the configuration, include the receiver in the metrics pipeline of the service section of your configuration file. For example:

      receivers: [redis]

Configuration settings ๐Ÿ”—

The following setting is required:

  • endpoint: The hostname and port of the Redis instance, separated by a colon. No default value.

The following settings are optional:

  • collection_interval: This receiver runs on an interval. Each time it runs, it queries Redis, creates metrics, and sends them to the next consumer. The collection_interval configuration option tells this receiver the duration between runs.

    • collection_interval must be a string readable by Golangโ€™s ParseDuration function, such as 1h30m. Valid time units are ns, us (or ยตs), ms, s, m, h. 10s by default.

  • password: The password used to access the Redis instance; must match the password specified in the requirepass server configuration option. No default value.

  • transport: Defines the network to use for connecting to the server: tcp or unix. tcp by default.

  • tls:

    • insecure: Whether to disable client transport security for the exporterโ€™s connection. true by default.

    • ca_file: The path to the CA certification. For a client this verifies the server certificate.

      • Only use if insecure is set to false.

    • cert_file: The path to the TLS certification to use for TLS required connections.

      • Only use if insecure is set to false.

    • key_file: The path to the TLS key to use for TLS required connections.

      • Only use if insecure is set to false.

Configure the receiver using environment variables ๐Ÿ”—

In OpenTelemetry you can configure any component using environment variables. For example, to pick up the value of an environment variable REDIS_PASSWORD, use:

    endpoint: "localhost:6379"
    collection_interval: 10s
    password: ${env:REDIS_PASSWORD}

Settings ๐Ÿ”—

The following table shows the configuration options for the Redis receiver:

Metrics ๐Ÿ”—

The following metrics, resource attributes, and attributes are available.

Troubleshooting ๐Ÿ”—

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