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RabbitMQ integration for Grafana Cloud

RabbitMQ is the most widely deployed open source message broker. It supports multiple messaging protocols, and can be deployed in distributed and federated configurations to meet high-scale, high-availability requirements.

This integration includes 5 useful alerts and 2 pre-built dashboards to help monitor and visualize RabbitMQ metrics.

Before you begin

This integration monitors a RabbitMQ Cluster using the built-in Prometheus metrics collector, shipped natively with RabbitMQ as of version 3.8.0.

In order to enable the Prometheus metrics collector in your Cluster, please run the following command.

rabbitmq-plugins enable rabbitmq_prometheus

Install RabbitMQ integration for Grafana Cloud

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

Post-install configuration for the RabbitMQ integration

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

RabbitMQ 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.

Note that if you want to monitor multiple nodes, their hostnames in targets must be different.

Configuration snippets for Grafana Agent

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

    - job_name: integrations/rabbitmq
        - replacement: '<your-instance-name>'
          target_label: instance
        - targets: ['rabbitmq:15692']

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

  - basic_auth:
      password: <your_prom_pass>
      username: <your_prom_user>
    url: <your_prom_url>
    enabled: true
    - action: replace
      - agent_hostname
      target_label: instance
    - action: replace
      target_label: job
      replacement: "integrations/agent-check"
    - action: keep
      regex: (prometheus_target_.*|prometheus_sd_discovered_targets|agent_build.*|agent_wal_samples_appended_total|process_start_time_seconds)
      - __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.
  - clients:
    - basic_auth:
        password: <your_loki_pass>
        username: <your_loki_user>
      url: <your_loki_url>
    name: integrations
      filename: /tmp/positions.yaml
      # 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.
  - name: integrations
    - basic_auth:
        password: <your_prom_pass>
        username: <your_prom_user>
      url: <your_prom_url>
      # 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/rabbitmq
        - replacement: '<your-instance-name>'
          target_label: instance
        - targets: ['rabbitmq:15692']
    scrape_interval: 60s
  wal_directory: /tmp/grafana-agent-wal


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

  • Erlang-Memory-Allocators
  • RabbitMQ-Overview

RabbitMQ Overview


Erlang Memory Allocators



The RabbitMQ integration includes the following useful alerts:

RabbitMQMemoryHighWarning: RabbitMQ memory usage is high.
RabbitMQFileDescriptorsUsageWarning: RabbitMQ file descriptors usage is high.
RabbitMQUnroutableMessagesWarning: A RabbitMQ queue has unroutable messages.
RabbitMQNodeNotDistributedCritical: RabbitMQ node not distributed, link state is down.
RabbitMQNodeDownCritical: RabbitMQ node is down.


The most important metrics provided by the RabbitMQ integration, which are used on the pre-built dashboards and Prometheus alerts, are as follows:

  • erlang_vm_allocators
  • erlang_vm_dist_node_state
  • rabbitmq_build_info
  • rabbitmq_channel_consumers
  • rabbitmq_channel_get_ack_total
  • rabbitmq_channel_get_empty_total
  • rabbitmq_channel_get_total
  • rabbitmq_channel_messages_acked_total
  • rabbitmq_channel_messages_confirmed_total
  • rabbitmq_channel_messages_delivered_ack_total
  • rabbitmq_channel_messages_delivered_total
  • rabbitmq_channel_messages_published_total
  • rabbitmq_channel_messages_redelivered_total
  • rabbitmq_channel_messages_unconfirmed
  • rabbitmq_channel_messages_unroutable_dropped_total
  • rabbitmq_channel_messages_unroutable_returned_total
  • rabbitmq_channels
  • rabbitmq_channels_closed_total
  • rabbitmq_channels_opened_total
  • rabbitmq_connections
  • rabbitmq_connections_closed_total
  • rabbitmq_connections_opened_total
  • rabbitmq_disk_space_available_bytes
  • rabbitmq_identity_info
  • rabbitmq_process_max_fds
  • rabbitmq_process_max_tcp_sockets
  • rabbitmq_process_open_fds
  • rabbitmq_process_open_tcp_sockets
  • rabbitmq_process_resident_memory_bytes
  • rabbitmq_queue_messages_published_total
  • rabbitmq_queue_messages_ready
  • rabbitmq_queue_messages_unacked
  • rabbitmq_queues
  • rabbitmq_queues_created_total
  • rabbitmq_queues_declared_total
  • rabbitmq_queues_deleted_total
  • rabbitmq_resident_memory_limit_bytes


# 0.0.5 - 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.

# 0.0.4 - December 2022

* Update mixin to the latest version
  - Added Job variable to all dashboards
  - Enabled multi and all selection on all variables
  - Renaming alerts for better standadization  

# 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 - May 2021

* Initial release


By connecting your RabbitMQ 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.