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Consul monitoring with Netdata

Consul is a service networking solution to connect and secure services across any runtime platform and public or private cloud.

This module monitors Consul health checks.

Charts#

It produces the following charts:

  • Service Checks in status
  • Unbound Checks in status

Configuration#

Edit the go.d/consul.conf configuration file using edit-config from the Netdata config directory, which is typically at /etc/netdata.

cd /etc/netdata # Replace this path with your Netdata config directory
sudo ./edit-config go.d/consul.conf

Here is an example for 2 servers:

jobs:
- name: local
url: http://127.0.0.1:8500
- name: remote
url: http://203.0.113.10:8500

For all available options please see module configuration file.

Troubleshooting#

To troubleshoot issues with the consul collector, run the go.d.plugin with the debug option enabled. The output should give you clues as to why the collector isn't working.

First, navigate to your plugins directory, usually at /usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/. If that's not the case on your system, open netdata.conf and look for the setting plugins directory. Once you're in the plugin's directory, switch to the netdata user.

cd /usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/
sudo -u netdata -s

You can now run the go.d.plugin to debug the collector:

./go.d.plugin -d -m consul

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