Elasticsearch is a search server based on Lucene, which provides a distributed, multitenant-capable full-text search engine with an HTTP web interface and schema-free JSON documents.

The Librato Agent allows you to easily monitor Elasticsearch’s health and performance. We use a custom collectd plugin to gather metrics from your running Elasticsearch instance(s).

Create the Integration

The Elasticsearch integration depends on the Librato Agent. If you haven’t already, you will first need to install the Librato Agent. Once this is complete, select the Elasticsearch icon in the integrations catalogue.


Toggle the Enabled switch to activate the Elasticsearch integration on your Librato account and create the preconfigured Elasticsearch spaces.


At this point any Elasticsearch metrics associated with this integration will be allowed through your Librato Agent service-side filters.

Plugin Configuration

Librato Agent provides a default /opt/collectd/etc/collectd.conf.d/elasticsearch.conf configuration file. Please review and edit this configuration file to suit your environment.

<Plugin "python">
  ModulePath "/opt/collectd/share/collectd/"

  Import "collectd-elasticsearch"

  <Module "collectd-elasticsearch">
    #Url ""
    #Name "mycluster"
    #Verbose true

The plugin will attempt to connect to Elasticsearch over If necessary, update Url to match the network.host setting in your Elasticsearch configuration file. By default, the cluster name will serve as the plugin instance for the reported metrics. Use the Name configuration parameter to override this value.

Note: You must restart the agent after any changes to your Librato Agent configuration files.

$ sudo service collectd restart

At this point you should begin seeing librato.elasticsearch.* metrics in your Librato account.

Elasticsearch Workspaces

Visit your Elasticsearch preconfigured spaces to observe your new metrics as they stream in. The Elasticsearch Overview dashboard provides a summary view of Elasticsearch health and performance metrics, whereas Elasticsearch Details enables more in-depth diagnostics and troubleshooting.

Elasticsearch Overview


Elasticsearch Details


Use our dynamic source field at the top to filter your view to a specific Elasticsearch instance or subset of metric sources. For example, to isolate the view to all hosts which are a part of an Elasticsearch cluster named prod-1, use a dynamic source value of *.prod-1.


For specific answers to Librato Agent questions check out our Librato Agent FAQ.

Let us know what you think when you take this for a spin. We would love to incorporate your feedback and any new dashboards you design into the ongoing development of this key server monitoring technology.