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Caddy integration for Grafana Cloud

The Caddy web server is an open-source web server written in Go. It uses the Go standard library for its HTTP functionality and supports HTTPS natively.

This integration includes 1 pre-built dashboard to help monitor and visualize Caddy metrics.

Before you begin

In order for the integration to work, you must enable the built-in Prometheus metrics endpoint in Caddy.

If using a Caddyfile, enable metrics in global options:

json
{
    servers {
        metrics
    }
}

Install Caddy integration for Grafana Cloud

  1. In your Grafana Cloud stack, click Connections in the left-hand menu.
  2. Find Caddy and click its tile to open the integration.
  3. Review the prerequisites in the Configuration Details tab and set up Grafana Agent to send Caddy metrics to your Grafana Cloud instance.
  4. Click Install to add this integration’s pre-built dashboard to your Grafana Cloud instance, and you can start monitoring your Caddy setup.

Post-install configuration for the Caddy integration

After enabling the metrics generation, instruct the Grafana Agent to scrape your Caddy nodes.

Caddy exposes a Prometheus endpoint. To scrape it, add the provided config snippet to your agent configuration file.

Make sure to change targets in the snippet according to your environment.

yaml
metrics:
  configs:
    - name: integrations
      scrape_configs:
        - job_name: caddy
          static_configs:
            - targets: ['localhost:2019']

Configuration snippets for Grafana Agent

Below metrics.configs.scrape_configs, insert the following lines and change the URLs according to your environment:

yaml
    - job_name: integrations/caddy
      relabel_configs:
      - replacement: '<your-instance-name>'
        target_label: instance
      static_configs:
      - targets: [ 'localhost:2019' ]

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 Caddy integration. This example also includes metrics that are sent to monitor your Grafana Agent instance.

yaml
integrations:
  prometheus_remote_write:
  - basic_auth:
      password: <your_prom_pass>
      username: <your_prom_user>
    url: <your_prom_url>
  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_sync_length_seconds_sum|prometheus_target_scrapes_.*|prometheus_target_interval.*|prometheus_sd_discovered_targets|agent_build.*|agent_wal_samples_appended_total|process_start_time_seconds)
      source_labels:
      - __name__
  # Add here any snippet that belongs to the `integrations` section.
  # For a correct indentation, paste snippets copied from Grafana Cloud at the beginning of the line.
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:
      # Add here any snippet that belongs to the `logs.configs.scrape_configs` section.
      # For a correct indentation, paste snippets copied from Grafana Cloud at the beginning of the line.
metrics:
  configs:
  - name: integrations
    remote_write:
    - basic_auth:
        password: <your_prom_pass>
        username: <your_prom_user>
      url: <your_prom_url>
    scrape_configs:
      # Add here any snippet that belongs to the `metrics.configs.scrape_configs` section.
      # For a correct indentation, paste snippets copied from Grafana Cloud at the beginning of the line.
    - job_name: integrations/caddy
      relabel_configs:
      - replacement: '<your-instance-name>'
        target_label: instance
      static_configs:
      - targets: [ 'localhost:2019' ]
  global:
    scrape_interval: 60s
  wal_directory: /tmp/grafana-agent-wal

Dashboards

The Caddy integration installs the following dashboards in your Grafana Cloud instance to help monitor your system.

  • Caddy Overview

Caddy overview

Caddy overview

Metrics

The most important metrics provided by the Caddy integration, which are used on the pre-built dashboard, are as follows:

  • caddy_http_request_duration_seconds_bucket
  • caddy_http_request_duration_seconds_count
  • caddy_http_requests_in_flight
  • caddy_http_requests_total

Changelog

md
# 0.0.5 - November 2023

* Replaced Angular dashboard panels with React panels

# 0.0.4 - September 2023

* New Filter Metrics option for configuring the Grafana Agent, which saves on metrics cost by dropping any metric not used by this integration. Beware that anything custom built using metrics that are not on the snippet will stop working.
* New hostname relabel option, which applies the instance name you write on the text box to the Grafana Agent configuration snippets, making it easier and less error prone to configure this mandatory label.

# 0.0.3 - June 2022

* Update mixin to latest version:
  - Add job and instance dashboard template variables

# 0.0.2 - October 2021

* Update all rate queries to use `$__rate_interval` so they respect the default resolution

# 0.0.1 - January 2021

* Initial release

Cost

By connecting your Caddy 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.