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Redis Metrics

Collect and ship Redis server metrics to Logstash and Elasticsearch.

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

Step 1 - Install MetricbeatCopy

deb (Debian/Ubuntu/Mint)

curl -L -O https://artifacts.elastic.co/downloads/beats//-oss-7.8.1-amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i -oss-7.8.1-amd64.deb

rpm (CentOS/RHEL/Fedora)

curl -L -O https://artifacts.elastic.co/downloads/beats//-oss-7.8.1-x86_64.rpm
sudo rpm -vi -oss-7.8.1-x86_64.rpm

macOS

curl -L -O https://artifacts.elastic.co/downloads/beats//-oss-7.8.1-darwin-x86_64.tar.gz
tar xzvf -oss-7.8.1-darwin-x86_64.tar.gz

Windows

  • Download the Windows zip file from the official downloads page.
  • Extract the contents of the zip file into C:\Program Files.
  • Rename the -<version>-windows directory to ``.
  • Open a PowerShell prompt as an Administrator (right-click the PowerShell icon and select Run As Administrator). If you are running Windows XP, you may need to download and install PowerShell.
  • Run the following commands to install as a Windows service:
cd 'C:\Program Files\'
.\install-service-.ps1
If script execution is disabled on your system, you need to set the execution policy for the current session to allow the script to run. For example: PowerShell.exe -ExecutionPolicy UnRestricted -File .\install-service-.ps1.
My OS isn't here! Don't see your system? Check out the official downloads page for more options (including 32-bit versions).

Step 2 - Locate configuration fileCopy

deb/rpm /etc/metricbeat/metricbeat.yml
macOS <EXTRACTED_ARCHIVE>/metricbeat.yml

Step 3 - Configure outputCopy

We'll be shipping to Logstash so that we have the option to run filters before the data is indexed.
Comment out the elasticsearch output block.

## Comment out elasticsearch output
#output.elasticsearch:
#  hosts: ["localhost:9200"]
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Step 4 - Validate configurationCopy

Let's check the configuration file is syntactically correct by running directly inside the terminal. If the file is invalid, will print an error loading config file error message with details on how to correct the problem.

deb/rpm

sudo  -e -c /etc//.yml

macOS

cd <EXTRACTED_ARCHIVE>
./ -e -c .yml

Windows

cd <EXTRACTED_ARCHIVE>
.\.exe -e -c .yml

Step 5 - Enable moduleCopy

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

deb/rpm

metricbeat modules list
metricbeat modules enable redis

macOS

./metricbeat modules list
./metricbeat modules enable redis

Step 6 - Configure moduleCopy

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

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

macOS ~/<EXTRACTED_ARCHIVE>/modules.d/redis.yml

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

- module: redis
  metricsets:
  # - info
  # - keyspace
  period: 10s

Step 7 - Start MetricbeatCopy

Ok, time to start gathering metrics!

deb/rpm

sudo systemctl enable metricbeat
sudo systemctl start metricbeat

macOS

./metricbeat

Step 8 - CompatibilityCopy

The Redis metricsets were tested with Redis 3.2.12, 4.0.11 and 5.0-rc4, and are expected to work with all versions >= 3.0.

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