ElasticSearch integration for Grafana Cloud
Elasticsearch is a search engine based on the Lucene library. It provides a distributed, multitenant-capable full-text search engine with an HTTP web interface and schema-free JSON documents.
This integration enables the agent to send metrics to Grafana Cloud along with a useful pre-built dashboard for visualization.
This integration includes 1 pre-built dashboard to help monitor and visualize ElasticSearch metrics.
Before you begin
This integration relies on a dedicated Elastic Search cluster running alongside Grafana Agent. See the following sections for details.
We strongly recommend that you configure a separate user for the Agent, and give it only the strictly mandatory security privileges necessary for monitoring your node, as per the official documentation.
Install ElasticSearch integration for Grafana Cloud
- In your Grafana Cloud stack, click Connections in the left-hand menu.
- Find ElasticSearch and click its tile to open the integration.
- Review the prerequisites in the Configuration Details tab and set up Grafana Agent to send ElasticSearch 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 ElasticSearch setup.
Post-install configuration for the ElasticSearch integration
This integration is configured to work with the
Elasticsearch exporter, which is embedded in Grafana Agent.
Enable the integration by adding the provided snippet to your agent configuration file.
Make sure to change the
address key to point to the Elasticsearch node appropriate to your environment.
Some exporter metrics are disabled by default. For a full description of configuration options see how to configure the
elasticsearch_exporter_config block in the agent documentation.
Configuration snippets for Grafana Agent
integrations, insert the following lines and change the URLs according to your environment:
elasticsearch_exporter: enabled: true address: http://localhost:9200 instance: '<your-instance-name>' relabel_configs: - action: replace replacement: integrations/elasticsearch_exporter target_label: job
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 ElasticSearch integration. This example also includes metrics that are sent to monitor your Grafana Agent instance.
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_.*|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. elasticsearch_exporter: enabled: true address: http://localhost:9200 instance: '<your-instance-name>' relabel_configs: - action: replace replacement: integrations/elasticsearch_exporter target_label: job 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. global: scrape_interval: 60s wal_directory: /tmp/grafana-agent-wal
The ElasticSearch integration installs the following dashboards in your Grafana Cloud instance to help monitor your system.
- ElasticSearch Overview
The most important metrics provided by the ElasticSearch integration, which are used on the pre-built dashboard, are as follows:
# 0.0.3 - August 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. # 0.0.2 - September 2022 * Update mixin to latest version: - Update the datasource template variable label to 'Data Source' # 0.0.1 - February 2021 * Initial release
By connecting your ElasticSearch 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.