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RabbitMQ Metrics

Collect and ship RabbitMQ service metrics to Logstash and Elasticsearch.

Metricbeat is a lightweight shipper that helps you monitor RabbitMQ server by collecting metrics running on the Redis server. Configure Metricbeat using the pre-defined examples below to collect and ship RabbitMQ service metrics and statistics to Logstash or Elasticsearch.

Follow this step by step guide to start sending data from your system to Logit.io:

Step 1 - Install Metricbeat

To get started first follow the steps below:

Older versions can be found here metricbeat 7, metricbeat 6, metricbeat 5

Step 2 - Copy configuration file

The configuration file below is pre-configured to send data to your Logit.io Stack via Logstash.

Copy the configuration file below and overwrite the contents of metricbeat.yml.

###################### Logit.io Metricbeat Configuration #######################
# =========================== Modules configuration ============================

metricbeat.config.modules:
  # Glob pattern for configuration loading
  path: ${path.config}/modules.d/*.yml

  # Set to true to enable config reloading
  reload.enabled: false

  # Period on which files under path should be checked for changes
  #reload.period: 10s
# ======================= Elasticsearch template setting =======================
setup.template.settings:
  index.number_of_shards: 1
  index.codec: best_compression
  #_source.enabled: false

# ================================== Outputs ===================================
# ------------------------------ Logstash Output -------------------------------
<div class="sw-warning">
    <div>
        <img src="/images/source-wizard/warning-triangle.svg">
    </div>
    <div>
       <b>No input available! </b> Your stack is missing the required input for this data source <a href="#" onclick="Intercom('showNewMessage')" class="btn btn-info btn-sm">Talk to support to add the input</a>
    </div>
</div> 

Step 3 - Enable module

There are several built in metricbeat modules you can use. To enable the RabbitMQ module, run the following:

deb/rpm

metricbeat modules list
metricbeat modules enable rabbitmq

macOS

./metricbeat modules list
./metricbeat modules enable rabbitmq

Windows

PS > .\metricbeat.exe modules enable rabbitmq

Step 4 - Configure module

Each module has its own configuration file where different metricsets can be enabled / disabled. Locate the configuration file for the rabbitmq module.

deb/rpm /etc/metricbeat/modules.d/rabbitmq.yml

mac/win ~/<EXTRACTED_ARCHIVE>/modules.d/rabbitmq.yml

By default the following metrics are disabled. To enable or disable a metric simply comment or uncomment the line out.

- module: rabbitmq
  #metricsets:
  #  - node
  #  - queue
  #  - connection
  period: 10s
  hosts: ["localhost:15672"]
  #username: guest
  #password: guest

Step 5 - Start Metricbeat

Start or restart metricbeat to apply the configuration changes.

Step 6 - Check Logit.io for your logs

Data should now have been sent to your Stack.

View my data

If you don't see logs take a look at How to diagnose no data in Stack below for how to diagnose common issues.

Step 7 - how to diagnose no data in Stack

If you don't see data appearing in your Stack after following the steps, visit the Help Centre guide for steps to diagnose no data appearing in your Stack or Chat to support now.

Step 8 - Compatibility

The rabbitmq module is tested with RabbitMQ 3.7.4, and it should be compatible with any version supporting the management plugin. This plugin needs to be enabled.

Step 9 - RabbitMQ Metricbeat Module Overview

Metricbeat Module for RabbitMQ is an efficient, lightweight tool designed for monitoring RabbitMQ servers by collecting metrics. If you've previously used Metricbeat for capturing metrics from other services, you'll find its application to RabbitMQ familiar.

RabbitMQ is widely supported across various monitoring and management platforms, thanks to its comprehensive API and the availability of tools like Metricbeat, which facilitate the collection of a wide range of metrics, including queue length, message rates, and node health, among others.

The Metricbeat RabbitMQ module has become a favored choice for DevOps and system administrators for its ease of configuration and its ability to seamlessly integrate with the ELK Stack, offering real-time insights into RabbitMQ's performance. This integration surpasses traditional monitoring methods, providing a more granular and accessible view of metrics that can be visualized and analyzed.

The default metrics collection for RabbitMQ through other tools might not offer the same level of detail or flexibility as Metricbeat. Metricbeat's module for RabbitMQ is specifically designed for easy analysis, troubleshooting, and testing within your production environment.

Our platform supports the Metricbeat RabbitMQ module and provides centralized metrics management built for effortless analysis and proactive monitoring of your RabbitMQ servers. By leveraging our solution, you eliminate the need to manually gather and analyze metrics across distributed systems.

If you require assistance with setting up the Metricbeat module for RabbitMQ or have any questions about monitoring your RabbitMQ servers, the Logit.io team is here to help. Visit our Help Centre or contact our support team through live chat & we'll be happy to assist.

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