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Fluentd monitoring with Netdata

Fluentd is an open source data collector for unified logging layer.

This module will monitor one or more Fluentd servers, depending on your configuration. It gathers metrics from plugin endpoint provided by in_monitor plugin.


  • fluentd with enabled monitoring agent


It produces the following charts:

  • Plugin Retry Count in count
  • Plugin Buffer Queue Length in queue length
  • Plugin Buffer Total Size in buffer


Edit the go.d/fluentd.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/fluentd.conf

Needs only url. Here is an example for 2 servers:

- name: local

- name: local_with_filtering
permit_plugin_id: '!monitor_agent !dummy *'

- name: remote

By default this module collects statistics for all plugins. Filter plugins syntax: simple patterns.

For all available options please see module configuration file.


To troubleshoot issues with the fluentd 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.

  • Navigate to the plugins.d directory, usually at /usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/. If that's not the case on your system, open netdata.conf and look for the plugins setting under [directories].

    cd /usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/
  • Switch to the netdata user.

    sudo -u netdata -s
  • Run the go.d.plugin to debug the collector:

    ./go.d.plugin -d -m fluentd

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