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# Telegraf plugin: Cassandra

#### Plugin arguments:
- **context** string: Context root used for jolokia url
- **servers** []string: List of servers with the format "<user:passwd@><host>:port"
- **metrics** []string: List of Jmx paths that identify mbeans attributes

#### Description

The Cassandra plugin collects Cassandra/JVM metrics exposed as MBean's attributes through jolokia REST endpoint. All metrics are collected for each server configured.

See: https://jolokia.org/ and [Cassandra Documentation](http://docs.datastax.com/en/cassandra/3.x/cassandra/operations/monitoringCassandraTOC.html)

# Measurements:
Cassandra plugin produces one or more measurements for each metric configured, adding Server's name  as `host` tag. More than one measurement is generated when querying table metrics with a wildcard for the keyspace or table name.

Given a configuration like:

```toml
[[inputs.cassandra]]
  context = "/jolokia/read"
  servers = [":8778"]
  metrics = ["/java.lang:type=Memory/HeapMemoryUsage"]
```

The collected metrics will be:

```
javaMemory,host=myHost,mname=HeapMemoryUsage HeapMemoryUsage_committed=1040187392,HeapMemoryUsage_init=1050673152,HeapMemoryUsage_max=1040187392,HeapMemoryUsage_used=368155000 1459551767230567084
```

# Useful Metrics:

Here is a list of metrics that might be useful to monitor your cassandra cluster. This was put together from multiple sources on the web.

- [How to monitor Cassandra performance metrics](https://www.datadoghq.com/blog/how-to-monitor-cassandra-performance-metrics)
- [Cassandra Documentation](http://docs.datastax.com/en/cassandra/3.x/cassandra/operations/monitoringCassandraTOC.html)

####measurement = javaGarbageCollector

- /java.lang:type=GarbageCollector,name=ConcurrentMarkSweep/CollectionTime       
- /java.lang:type=GarbageCollector,name=ConcurrentMarkSweep/CollectionCount
- /java.lang:type=GarbageCollector,name=ParNew/CollectionTime          
- /java.lang:type=GarbageCollector,name=ParNew/CollectionCount

####measurement = javaMemory

- /java.lang:type=Memory/HeapMemoryUsage
- /java.lang:type=Memory/NonHeapMemoryUsage

####measurement = cassandraCache

- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=Cache,scope=KeyCache,name=Hit
- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=Cache,scope=KeyCache,name=Requests
- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=Cache,scope=KeyCache,name=Entries
- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=Cache,scope=KeyCache,name=Size 
- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=Cache,scope=KeyCache,name=Capacity 
- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=Cache,scope=RowCache,name=Hit
- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=Cache,scope=RowCache,name=Requests     
- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=Cache,scope=RowCache,name=Entries
- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=Cache,scope=RowCache,name=Size
- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=Cache,scope=RowCache,name=Capacity

####measurement = cassandraClient

- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=Client,name=connectedNativeClients

####measurement = cassandraClientRequest

- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=ClientRequest,scope=Read,name=TotalLatency        
- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=ClientRequest,scope=Write,name=TotalLatency         
- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=ClientRequest,scope=Read,name=Latency       
- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=ClientRequest,scope=Write,name=Latency        
- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=ClientRequest,scope=Read,name=Timeouts       
- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=ClientRequest,scope=Write,name=Timeouts
- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=ClientRequest,scope=Read,name=Unavailables        
- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=ClientRequest,scope=Write,name=Unavailables         
- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=ClientRequest,scope=Read,name=Failures         
- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=ClientRequest,scope=Write,name=Failures 

####measurement = cassandraCommitLog

- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=CommitLog,name=PendingTasks        
- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=CommitLog,name=TotalCommitLogSize

####measurement = cassandraCompaction

- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=Compaction,name=CompletedTask
- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=Compaction,name=PendingTasks    
- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=Compaction,name=TotalCompactionsCompleted
- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=Compaction,name=BytesCompacted

####measurement = cassandraStorage

- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=Storage,name=Load
-  /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=Storage,name=Exceptions 

####measurement = cassandraTable
Using wildcards for "keyspace" and "scope" can create a lot of series as metrics will be reported for every table and keyspace including internal system tables. Specify a keyspace name and/or a table name to limit them.

- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=Table,keyspace=\*,scope=\*,name=LiveDiskSpaceUsed
- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=Table,keyspace=\*,scope=\*,name=TotalDiskSpaceUsed
- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=Table,keyspace=\*,scope=\*,name=ReadLatency
- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=Table,keyspace=\*,scope=\*,name=CoordinatorReadLatency 
- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=Table,keyspace=\*,scope=\*,name=WriteLatency 
- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=Table,keyspace=\*,scope=\*,name=ReadTotalLatency 
- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=Table,keyspace=\*,scope=\*,name=WriteTotalLatency              


####measurement = cassandraThreadPools

- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=ThreadPools,path=internal,scope=CompactionExecutor,name=ActiveTasks          
- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=ThreadPools,path=internal,scope=AntiEntropyStage,name=ActiveTasks         
-  /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=ThreadPools,path=request,scope=CounterMutationStage,name=PendingTasks
- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=ThreadPools,path=request,scope=CounterMutationStage,name=CurrentlyBlockedTasks        
- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=ThreadPools,path=request,scope=MutationStage,name=PendingTasks
- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=ThreadPools,path=request,scope=MutationStage,name=CurrentlyBlockedTasks        
- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=ThreadPools,path=request,scope=ReadRepairStage,name=PendingTasks
- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=ThreadPools,path=request,scope=ReadRepairStage,name=CurrentlyBlockedTasks        
- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=ThreadPools,path=request,scope=ReadStage,name=PendingTasks
- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=ThreadPools,path=request,scope=ReadStage,name=CurrentlyBlockedTasks          
-  /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=ThreadPools,path=request,scope=RequestResponseStage,name=PendingTasks                  
- /org.apache.cassandra.metrics:type=ThreadPools,path=request,scope=RequestResponseStage,name=CurrentlyBlockedTasks

Imports 2 package(s)

  1. github.com/influxdata/telegraf
  2. github.com/influxdata/telegraf/plugins/inputs

Test imports 3 package(s)

  1. github.com/stretchr/testify/require
  2. github.com/influxdata/telegraf/testutil
  3. github.com/stretchr/testify/assert