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RabbitMQ monitoring with Netdata

RabbitMQ is the open source message broker.

This module monitors RabbitMQ performance and health metrics.

It collects data using following endpoints:

  • /api/overview
  • /api/node/{node_name}
  • /api/vhosts


It produces the following charts:

  • Queued Messages in messages
  • Messages in messages/s
  • Global Counts in counts
  • File Descriptors in descriptors
  • Socket Descriptors in descriptors
  • Erlang Processes in processes
  • Erlang run queue in processes
  • Memory in MiB
  • Disk Space in GiB

Per vhost charts:

  • Messages in messages/s


Edit the go.d/rabbitmq.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/rabbitmq.conf

Here is an example for 2 servers:

- name: local
url: http://localhost:15672

- name: remote

For all available options, see the module configuration file.


To troubleshoot issues with the rabbitmq 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 rabbitmq

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