Traefik integration for Grafana Cloud
Traefik is a dynamic load balancer designed for ease of configuration, especially in dynamic environments. It supports automatic discovery of services, metrics, tracing, and has Let’s Encrypt support out of the box. Traefik provides a “ready to go” system for serving production traffic with these additions.
This integration includes 1 pre-built dashboard to help monitor and visualize Traefik metrics.
Before you begin
You need to enable the Prometheus metrics endpoint in your Traefik node. Please follow the official documentation.
Install Traefik integration for Grafana Cloud
- In your Grafana Cloud stack, click Connections in the left-hand menu.
- Find Traefik and click its tile to open the integration.
- Review the prerequisites in the Configuration Details tab and set up Grafana Agent to send Traefik metrics to your Grafana Cloud instance.
- Click Install to add this integration’s pre-built dashboard to your Grafana Cloud instance, and you can start monitoring your Traefik setup.
Post-install configuration for the Traefik integration
After enabling the metrics generation, instruct Grafana Agent to scrape your Traefik nodes.
Apollo exposes a
/metrics endpoint. To scrape it, add the provided snippet to your agent configuration file.
Make sure to change
targets in the snippet according to your environment.
Configuration snippets for Grafana Agent
metrics.configs.scrape_configs, insert the following lines and change the URLs according to your environment:
- job_name: integrations/traefik static_configs: - targets: ['localhost:8080']
Full example configuration for Grafana Agent
Refer to the following Grafana Agent configuration for a complete example that contains all the snippets used for the Traefik integration. This example also includes metrics that are sent to monitor your Grafana Agent instance.
integrations: agent: enabled: true relabel_configs: - action: replace source_labels: - agent_hostname target_label: instance - action: replace target_label: job replacement: "integrations/agent-check" metric_relabel_configs: - action: keep regex: (prometheus_target_.*|prometheus_sd_discovered_targets|agent_build.*|agent_wal_samples_appended_total|process_start_time_seconds) source_labels: - __name__ prometheus_remote_write: - basic_auth: password: <your_prom_pass> username: <your_prom_user> url: <your_prom_url> logs: configs: - clients: - basic_auth: password: <your_loki_pass> username: <your_loki_user> url: <your_loki_url> name: integrations positions: filename: /tmp/positions.yaml scrape_configs: metrics: configs: - name: integrations remote_write: - basic_auth: password: <your_prom_pass> username: <your_prom_user> url: <your_prom_url> scrape_configs: - job_name: integrations/traefik static_configs: - targets: ['localhost:8080'] global: scrape_interval: 60s wal_directory: /tmp/grafana-agent-wal
The Traefik integration installs the following dashboards in your Grafana Cloud instance to help monitor your system.
Service Stats Overview
Service Stats Filter
The most important metrics provided by the Traefik integration, which are used on the pre-built dashboard, are as follows:
# 0.0.5 - March 2023 * Fix errors rate calculation # 0.0.4 - September 2022 * Update total calls panel * Fix traefik panel's query with hardcoded value * Add job variable refresh on time range (for faster dashboard update when very first metric comes to prometheus) * Add negative offset for better calculation of total number of calls/error over dashboard's range # 0.0.3 - September 2022 * Update dashboard panels descriptions. # 0.0.2 - October 2021 * Update mixin to latest version: - Update queries to use $__rate_interval # 0.0.1 - July 2021 * Initial release.
By connecting your Traefik instance to Grafana Cloud, you might incur charges. To view information on the number of active series that your Grafana Cloud account uses for metrics included in each Cloud tier, see Active series and dpm usage and Cloud tier pricing.