Telegraf configurations

InfluxDB lets you automatically generate Telegraf configurations or upload custom Telegraf configurations that collect metrics and write them to InfluxDB. Telegraf retrieves configurations from InfluxDB on startup.

Use InfluxDB Telegraf configurations

With a Telegraf configuration stored in InfluxDB, the telegraf agent can retrieve the configuration from an InfluxDB HTTP(S) endpoint.

  • Ensure Telegraf has network access to InfluxDB (OSS or Cloud).

  • Start the telegraf agent using the --config flag to provide the URL of the InfluxDB Telegraf configuration. For example:

    telegraf --config http://localhost:8086/api/v2/telegrafs/<telegraf-config-id>

Setup instructions for each Telegraf configuration are provided in the InfluxDB UI.

Manage Telegraf configurations

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The future of Flux

Flux is going into maintenance mode. You can continue using it as you currently are without any changes to your code.

Flux is going into maintenance mode and will not be supported in InfluxDB 3.0. This was a decision based on the broad demand for SQL and the continued growth and adoption of InfluxQL. We are continuing to support Flux for users in 1.x and 2.x so you can continue using it with no changes to your code. If you are interested in transitioning to InfluxDB 3.0 and want to future-proof your code, we suggest using InfluxQL.

For information about the future of Flux, see the following:

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