Key Telegraf concepts

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This section discusses key concepts about Telegraf, the plug-in driven server agent component of the InfluxData time series platform. Topics covered include supported input data formats, output data formats, aggregator and processor plugins, and a glossary of important terms.

Telegraf input data formats

Telegraf input data formats supports parsing input data formats into metrics for InfluxDB Line Protocol, JSON, Graphite, Value, Nagios, Collectd, and Dropwizard.

Telegraf output data formats

Telegraf output data formats can serialize metrics into output data formats for InfluxDB Line Protocol, JSON, and Graphite.

Telegraf aggregator and processor plugins

Telegraf aggregator and processor plugins work between the input plugins and output plugins to aggregate and process metrics in Telegraf.

Glossary of terms (for Telegraf)

This section includes definitions of important terms for related to Telegraf.