(Last Updated On: May 6, 2019)

In this guide, I’ll show you how to Install Telegraf on Fedora 30/29/28. Telegraf is an agent written in Go for collecting, processing, aggregating, and writing metrics to a time series database such as InfluxDB, Prometheus e.t.c.

The metrics collected by Telegraf agents running on servers will be pushed to InfluxDB. If you don’t have a running instance of InfluxDB, refer to our guides below on installing InfluxDB:

How to Install InfluxDB on Fedora 29 / Fedora 28

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Below are the steps for installing InfluxDB on Fedora 30/29/28.

Step 1: Add Influxdata RPM repository

Influxdata provides the repository for installing Telegraf on Fedora. Add it to your system first by running the command below.

cat<<EOF | sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/influxdb.repo
name = InfluxDB Repository - RHEL 
baseurl = https://repos.influxdata.com/rhel/7/x86_64/stable/
enabled = 1
gpgcheck = 1
gpgkey = https://repos.influxdata.com/influxdb.key

Step 2: Install Telegraf on Fedora 30/29/28

Install Telegraf on Fedora by running below command in your terminal.

sudo dnf -y install telegraf

If you want to know the exact version of Telegraf installed, use:

$ rpm -qi telegraf
Name        : telegraf
Version     : 1.10.3
Release     : 1
Architecture: x86_64
Install Date: Mon 06 May 2019 10:36:21 PM EAT
Group       : default
Size        : 62625774
License     : MIT
Signature   : RSA/SHA256, Wed 24 Apr 2019 12:16:23 AM EAT, Key ID 684a14cf2582e0c5
Source RPM  : telegraf-1.10.3-1.src.rpm
Build Date  : Tue 16 Apr 2019 11:09:15 PM EAT
Build Host  : ba5dffd31eff
Relocations : / 
Packager    : [email protected]
Vendor      : InfluxData
URL         : https://github.com/influxdata/telegraf
Summary     : Plugin-driven server agent for reporting metrics into InfluxDB.
Description :
Plugin-driven server agent for reporting metrics into InfluxDB.

Step 3: Start and configure Telegraf on Fedora 30/29/28

Start telegraf service:

sudo systemctl start telegraf
sudo systemctl enable telegraf

Well, you made it, the next phase will be the configuration of Telegraf to pull and push your desired system metrics to InfluxDB. For this, you’ll find our guide below useful.

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