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# OpenTSDB Output Plugin

This plugin writes to a OpenTSDB instance using the "telnet" mode

## Transfer "Protocol" in the telnet mode

The expected input from OpenTSDB is specified in the following way:

```
put <metric> <timestamp> <value> <tagk1=tagv1[ tagk2=tagv2 ...tagkN=tagvN]>
```

The telegraf output plugin adds an optional prefix to the metric keys so 
that a subamount can be selected.

```
put <[prefix.]metric> <timestamp> <value> <tagk1=tagv1[ tagk2=tagv2 ...tagkN=tagvN]>
```

### Example 

```
put nine.telegraf.system_load1 1441910356 0.430000 dc=homeoffice host=irimame scope=green
put nine.telegraf.system_load5 1441910356 0.580000 dc=homeoffice host=irimame scope=green
put nine.telegraf.system_load15 1441910356 0.730000 dc=homeoffice host=irimame scope=green
put nine.telegraf.system_uptime 1441910356 3655970.000000 dc=homeoffice host=irimame scope=green
put nine.telegraf.system_uptime_format 1441910356  dc=homeoffice host=irimame scope=green
put nine.telegraf.mem_total 1441910356 4145426432 dc=homeoffice host=irimame scope=green
...
put nine.telegraf.io_write_bytes 1441910366 0 dc=homeoffice host=irimame name=vda2 scope=green
put nine.telegraf.io_read_time 1441910366 0 dc=homeoffice host=irimame name=vda2 scope=green
put nine.telegraf.io_write_time 1441910366 0 dc=homeoffice host=irimame name=vda2 scope=green
put nine.telegraf.io_io_time 1441910366 0 dc=homeoffice host=irimame name=vda2 scope=green
put nine.telegraf.ping_packets_transmitted 1441910366  dc=homeoffice host=irimame scope=green url=www.google.com
put nine.telegraf.ping_packets_received 1441910366  dc=homeoffice host=irimame scope=green url=www.google.com
put nine.telegraf.ping_percent_packet_loss 1441910366 0.000000 dc=homeoffice host=irimame scope=green url=www.google.com
put nine.telegraf.ping_average_response_ms 1441910366 24.006000 dc=homeoffice host=irimame scope=green url=www.google.com
...
```

## 

The OpenTSDB interface can be simulated with this reader:

```
// opentsdb_telnet_mode_mock.go 
package main

import (
	"io"
	"log"
	"net"
	"os"
)

func main() {
	l, err := net.Listen("tcp", "localhost:4242")
	if err != nil {
		log.Fatal(err)
	}
	defer l.Close()
	for {
		conn, err := l.Accept()
		if err != nil {
			log.Fatal(err)
		}
		go func(c net.Conn) {
			defer c.Close()
			io.Copy(os.Stdout, c)
		}(conn)
	}
}

```

## Allowed values for metrics

OpenTSDB allows `integers` and `floats` as input values

Imports 2 package(s)

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

Test imports 2 package(s)

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