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How to configure and integrate Nginx with Telegraf on ubuntu 18.04 LTS

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In this post, We will configure and integrate Nginx monitoring metrics with Telegraf on ubuntu 18.04 LTS

I believe you have already installed and configure prometheus ,Telegraf and MongoDB on your machine if not so then go through the given url to setup prometheus with telegraf on your machine.


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Step 1: Enable Nginx Plugin in Telegraf

By default telegraf we have got the telegraf.d directory on /etc/telegraf/telegraf.d in this path, You need to create a nginx.conf configuration file and add the following nginx plugin syntax by following the given command.


sudo vim /etc/telegraf/telegraf.d/nginx.conf

Paste the given code to enable the Nginx plugin in telegraf.


# Read Nginx's basic status information (ngx_http_stub_status_module)
  ## An array of Nginx stub_status URI to gather stats.
  urls = ["http://localhost/server_status"]

  ## Optional TLS Config
  # tls_ca = "/etc/telegraf/ca.pem"
  # tls_cert = "/etc/telegraf/cert.pem"
  # tls_key = "/etc/telegraf/key.pem"
  ## Use TLS but skip chain & host verification
  # insecure_skip_verify = false

  ## HTTP response timeout (default: 5s)
  response_timeout = "5s" 

Here you can uncomments the other parameter to use the username and password for Nginx monitoring user as per your requirement, Save and exit from the vim text editor.

Step 2: Restart the Telegraf

You need to restart the Telegraf service to get new changes for Nginx metric in prometheus, Use the following command for the same.

©©sudo systemctl restart telegraf


We have successfully integrate nginx with Telegraf in our Ubuntu 18.04 server.

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