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Mesos Marathon πŸ”—

Description πŸ”—

The Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector provides this integration as the Mesos Marathon monitor type by using the Smart Agent Receiver.

Use this integration to monitor a Mesos Marathon instance using the Marathon Python plugin.

This monitor is available on Kubernetes, Linux, and Windows.

Benefits πŸ”—

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

  • View metrics. You can create your own custom dashboards, and most monitors provide built-in dashboards as well. For information about dashboards, see View dashboards in Observability Cloud.

  • View a data-driven visualization of the physical servers, virtual machines, AWS instances, and other resources in your environment that are visible to Infrastructure Monitoring. For information about navigators, see Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring navigators.

  • Access the Metric Finder and search for metrics sent by the monitor. For information, see Use the Metric Finder.

Installation πŸ”—

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 πŸ”—

This monitor type is available in the Smart Agent Receiver, which is part of the Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector. You can use existing Smart Agent monitors as OpenTelemetry Collector metric receivers with the Smart Agent Receiver.

This monitor type requires a properly configured environment on your system in which you’ve installed a functional Smart Agent release bundle. The Collector provides this bundle in the installation paths for x86_64/amd64.

To activate this monitor type in the Collector, add the following lines to your configuration (YAML) file:

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

To complete the integration, include the Smart Agent receiver using this monitor in a metrics pipeline. To do this, add the receiver to the service > pipelines > metrics > receivers section of your configuration file.

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

See configuration examples for specific use cases that show how the Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector can integrate and complement existing environments.

Configuration settings πŸ”—

The following table shows the configuration options for the Mesos Marathon monitor:

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

Host of the exporter

port

yes

integer

Port of the exporter

username

no

string

Username used to authenticate with Marathon.

password

no

string

Password used to authenticate with Marathon.

scheme

no

string

Set to either http or https. (default: http)

dcosAuthURL

no

string

The dcos authentication URL that the plugin uses to get authentication tokens from. Set scheme to β€œhttps” if operating DC/OS in strict mode and dcosAuthURL to β€œhttps://leader.mesos/acs/api/v1/auth/login” (which is the default DNS entry provided by DC/OS)

The following is a sample YAML configuration:

monitors:
  - type: collectd/marathon
    host: 127.0.0.1
    port: 8080
    scheme: http

The following is a sample YAML configuration for DC/OS:

monitors:
  - type: collectd/marathon
    host: 127.0.0.1
    port: 8080
    scheme: https
    dcosAuthURL: https://leader.mesos/acs/api/v1/auth/login

Metrics πŸ”—

The following metrics are available for this integration:

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