Learn about the tcServer Integration.

Apache Tomcat Integration

The Apache Tomcat® software is an open source implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.

In addition to setting up the metrics flow, this integration also sets up a dashboard. images/tomcat-metrics.png


To see a list of the metrics for this integration, select the integration from https://github.com/influxdata/telegraf/tree/master/plugins/inputs.

Apache Tomcat Setup

Step 1. Install the Telegraf Agent

This integration uses Jolokia to extract metrics from Tomcat, and the Jolokia input plugin for Telegraf. If you’ve already installed Telegraf on your server(s), you can skip to Step 2.

Log in to your product instance and follow the instructions on the Setup tab to install Telegraf and a Wavefront proxy in your environment. If a proxy is already running in your environment, you can select that proxy and the Telegraf install command connects with that proxy. Sign up for a free trial to check it out!

Step 2. Install the Jolokia Agent on Your Tomcat Server

  1. Download the latest version of the Jolokia war file from: https://jolokia.org/download.html.
  2. Rename the file from jolokia-war-X.X.X.war to jolokia.war.
  3. Copy the jolokia.war file to ${TOMCAT_HOME}/webapps.
  4. Add jolokia as role in tomcat-users.xml (mandatory for Jolokia 1.6 or later)
  5. Start or restart your Tomcat server.
  6. Verify the Jolokia agent installation by accessing this URL: http://<address>:<port>/jolokia/version.

The result looks similar to this:


Step 3. Configure the Telegraf Jolokia Input Plugin

First, create a file called tomcat.conf in /etc/telegraf/telegraf.d and enter the following snippet:

  # Prefix to attach to the measurement name
  name_prefix = "tomcat."

  # Add agents URLs to query
  urls = ["http://localhost:8080/jolokia"]

  #username and password are mandatory for Jolokia 1.6 or later
  #username = <jolokia role username>
  #password = <jolokia role password>

  # response_timeout = "5s"

  ## Optional TLS config
  # tls_ca   = "/var/private/ca.pem"
  # tls_cert = "/var/private/client.pem"
  # tls_key  = "/var/private/client-key.pem"
  # insecure_skip_verify = false

  ### JVM Generic

    name  = "OperatingSystem"
    mbean = "java.lang:type=OperatingSystem"
    paths = ["ProcessCpuLoad","SystemLoadAverage","SystemCpuLoad"]

    name  = "jvm_runtime"
    mbean = "java.lang:type=Runtime"
    paths = ["Uptime"]

    name  = "jvm_memory"
    mbean = "java.lang:type=Memory"
    paths = ["HeapMemoryUsage", "NonHeapMemoryUsage", "ObjectPendingFinalizationCount"]

    name     = "jvm_garbage_collector"
    mbean    = "java.lang:name=*,type=GarbageCollector"
    paths    = ["CollectionTime", "CollectionCount"]
    tag_keys = ["name"]

    name       = "jvm_memory_pool"
    mbean      = "java.lang:name=*,type=MemoryPool"
    paths      = ["Usage", "PeakUsage", "CollectionUsage"]
    tag_keys   = ["name"]
    tag_prefix = "pool_"

  ### TOMCAT

    name     = "GlobalRequestProcessor"
    mbean    = "Catalina:name=*,type=GlobalRequestProcessor"
    paths    = ["requestCount","bytesReceived","bytesSent","processingTime","errorCount"]
    tag_keys = ["name"]

    name     = "JspMonitor"
    mbean    = "Catalina:J2EEApplication=*,J2EEServer=*,WebModule=*,name=jsp,type=JspMonitor"
    paths    = ["jspReloadCount","jspCount","jspUnloadCount"]
    tag_keys = ["J2EEApplication","J2EEServer","WebModule"]

    name     = "ThreadPool"
    mbean    = "Catalina:name=*,type=ThreadPool"
    paths    = ["maxThreads","currentThreadCount","currentThreadsBusy"]
    tag_keys = ["name"]

    name     = "Servlet"
    mbean    = "Catalina:J2EEApplication=*,J2EEServer=*,WebModule=*,j2eeType=Servlet,name=*"
    paths    = ["processingTime","errorCount","requestCount"]
    tag_keys = ["name","J2EEApplication","J2EEServer","WebModule"]

    name     = "Cache"
    mbean    = "Catalina:context=*,host=*,name=Cache,type=WebResourceRoot"
    paths    = ["hitCount","lookupCount"]
    tag_keys = ["context","host"]

Then, replace the urls value with your Tomcat server URL. Specify your servers with URL matching.


urls = ["http://<address>:<port>/<jolokia contex>"]


urls = [""]

Step 4. Restart Telegraf

Run sudo service telegraf restart to restart your Telegraf agent.


Information about server activity and performance. Metrics descriptions are collected from the mod_status Apache Module.

Metric Name Description
apache.BusyWorkers Number of workers that are serving requests.
apache.BytesPerReq Number of bytes per request.
apache.BytesPerSec Number of bytes transferred per second.
apache.CPUChildrenSystem Jiffs used in User Mode by child processes.
apache.CPUChildrenUser Jiffs used in System Mode by child processes.
apache.CPULoad CPU load of your HTTP server.
apache.CPUSystem CPU processes in System mode.
apache.CPUUser CPU used by the user process.
apache.ConnsAsyncClosing Number of asynchronous connections that are closing.
apache.ConnsAsyncKeepAlive Number of asynchronous connections that are kept alive.
apache.ConnsAsyncWriting Number of asynchronous connections that are writing.
apache.ConnsTotal Total number of connections served by Apache.
apache.IdleWorkers Number of workers that are idling.
apache.Load1 Server load over last 1 minute.
apache.Load15 Server load over last 15 minutes.
apache.Load5 Server load over last 5 minutes.
apache.ParentServerConfigGeneration Number of times the Apache server reread config and restarted child processes.
apache.ParentServerMPMGeneration Number of times the Apache server reread the MPG config and restarted child processes.
apache.ReqPerSec Number of requests per second.
apache.ServerUptimeSeconds Server uptime (in seconds).
apache.TotalAccesses Total number of accesses.
apache.TotalkBytes Number of kilobytes served.
apache.Uptime Total uptime of the server.
apache.accesses.total.counter Total number of times this server was accessed.
apache.cpuload.gauge CPU load for this server.
apache.exporter.build.info.gauge Apache exporter build information.
apache.scboard.closing Number of worker threads that are closing a TCP connection (after serving a response).
apache.scboard.dnslookup Number of worker threads currently performing a DNS lookup.
apache.scboard.finishing Number of worker threads finishing (part of server shutdown).
apache.scboard.idle.cleanup Number of idle worker threads that are ready for cleanup.
apache.scboard.keepalive Number of worker threads that keep the connection alive (expecting another request on the same connection).
apache.scboard.logging Number of worker threads writing to the log file.
apache.scboard.open Number of open worker slots.
apache.scboard.reading Number of workers receiving requests.
apache.scboard.sending Number of workers sending responses.
apache.scboard.starting Number of workers in the process of starting.
apache.scboard.waiting Number of workers waiting for incoming requests.
apache.scoreboard.gauge Scoreboard gauge.
apache.sent.kilobytes.total.counter Total number of kilobytes sent.
apache.up.gauge Shows whether server could be reached.
apache.uptime.seconds.total.counter Total uptime, in seconds.
apache.workers.gauge Apache worker status.