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MongoDB πŸ”—

Description πŸ”—

The Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector provides this integration as the MongoDB monitor using the Smart Agent Receiver.

This monitor captures the following metrics about MongoDB:

  • Memory

  • Network input/output bytes count

  • Heap usage

  • DB connections

  • Operations count

  • Active client connections

  • Queued operations

The plugin also captures the following DB-specific metrics:

  • DB size

  • DB counters

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.

Authentication πŸ”—

If you’re monitoring a secured MongoDB deployment, create a MongoDB user with minimal read-only roles, as follows:

db.createUser( {
  user: "<username>",
  pwd: "<password>",
  roles: [ { role: "readAnyDatabase", db: "admin" }, { role: "clusterMonitor", db: "admin" } ]
});

Note

Only SCRAM-SHA-1 authentication is supported.

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:

Note

OnlyProviding a MongoDB monitor entry in your Collector or Smart Agent (deprecated) configuration is required for its use. Use the appropriate form for your agent type. SCRAM-SHA-1 authentication is supported.

Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector πŸ”—

To activate this monitor in the Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector, add the following to your agent configuration:

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

To complete the monitor activation, you must also include the smartagent/mongodb receiver item in a metrics pipeline. To do this, add the receiver item to the service > pipelines > metrics > receivers section of your configuration file. For example:

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

Smart Agent πŸ”—

To activate this monitor in the Smart Agent, add the following to your agent configuration:

monitors:  # All monitor config goes under this key
 - type: collectd/mongodb
   ...  # Additional config

See Install and configure the SignalFx Smart Agent for an autogenerated example of a YAML configuration file, with default values where applicable.

Configuration settings πŸ”—

The following table shows the configuration options for the MongoDB monitor:

Option

Required

Type

Description

pythonBinary

No

string

Path to the Python binary. If not set, a built-in runtime is used. This setting can include arguments to the binary.

host

Yes

string

Hostname or IP address of the MongoDB instance.

port

Yes

integer

Port of the MongoDB instance. The default value is 27017.

databases

Yes

list of strings

Name of the databases you want to monitor. The first database in this list must be admin, as it’s used to perform a serverStatus() call.

username

No

string

MongoDB user.

password

No

string

Password of the user defined in username.

useTLS

No

bool

If true, the monitor connects to MongoDB using TLS. The default value is false.

caCerts

No

string

Path to a CA cert used to verify the certificate that MongoDB presents. Not needed if not using TLS or if MongoDB’s certificate is signed by a globally trusted issuer already installed in the default location on your system.

tlsClientCert

No

string

Path to a client certificate. Not needed unless your MongoDB instance requires x509 client verification.

tlsClientKey

No

string

Path to a client certificate key. Not needed unless your MongoDB instance requires x509 client verification, or if your client certificate defined in tlsClientCert includes the key.

tlsClientKeyPassPhrase

No

string

Passphrase for the TLS client key defined in tlsClientKey.

sendCollectionMetrics

No

bool

Whether to send collection level metrics or not. The default value is false.

sendCollectionTopMetrics

No

bool

Whether to send collection level top timing metrics or not. The default value is false.

Note

When using TLS authentication, SCRAM-SHA-256 is not supported. Use SCRAM-SHA-1 authentication.

Metrics πŸ”—

The following metrics are available for this integration:

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