InfinyOn Graphite Sink Connector

The Graphite Sink connector reads records from Fluvio topic and sends them to the configured Graphite’s Metric using the PlainText approach.


This connectors establishes a TCP Stream against the specified host on Graphite, records are sent as UTF-8 encoded strings following Graphite’s PlainText format.

The following example connector configuration can be used to send records to the Graphite’s Metric, the Graphite’s TCP server address is specified on the addr field.

# sample-config.yaml
apiVersion: 0.1.0
  version: 0.1.2
  name: my-graphite-connector-test-connector
  type: graphite-sink
  topic: test-graphite-connector-topic
  metric-path: ""
  addr: "localhost:2003"

Configuration Fields

Model Data Type Description
metric-path String Graphite Metric to send records to
addr String Graphite TCP Adddress to stream out


This section will walk you through the process of setting up a Graphite instance and using Fluvio to send metrics to this Graphite instance.

This section assumes you have Docker and Fluvio installed in your system.


Setting Up Graphite

We will run our Graphite instance on Docker using the docker compose command for simplicity.

The Graphite container will setup Carbon Configuration files in your working directory, we need to update these files to reduce Carbon’s persisntance intervals, making it more frecuent.

Create a copy of our docker-compose.yml file and execute the container:

docker compose up --build -d

This will generate a directory with the name .graphite, which contains configuration files.

Replace the contents of .graphite/conf/storage-schemas.conf to record on an interval of 10 seconds and persist the last 12 hours of data.

pattern = .*
retentions = 10s:12h

Now we need to re run the Graphite container so Carbon uses the new configuration.

docker compose down
docker compose up --build -d

You can visit http://localhost:12345 in your browser to access the Dashboard.

Credentials for the Dashbord are User: root and Password: root

With the Graphite instance set, we can move into Setting Up Fluvio with Graphite Sink Connector.


Setting Up Fluvio with Graphite Sink Connector

In this section we are going use the CDK to spin up the Graphite Sink Connector to send metrics from Fluvio Records to the Graphite instance.

Make sure the Connector Development Kit is setup in your system by issuing the following command in your terminal.


If you dont have the Fluvio CLI installed already visit the CLI section

Create a YAML file with the name weather-monitor-config.yaml and specify connector settings:

apiVersion: 0.1.0
  version: 0.1.2
  name: weather-monitor-sandiego
  type: graphite-sink
  topic: weather-ca-sandiego
  metric-path: ""
  addr: "localhost:2003"

Deploy the Connector using the CDK

cdk deploy start --config weather-monitor-config.yaml

Make sure your Graphite instance is running on localhost:2003, use the cdk log subcommand to read logs from the connector instance.

Then produce records as usual:

echo 120 | fluvio produce weather-ca-sandiego

Remember that Carbon’s retention is set to 10s:12h, this means that if will write metrics every 10s.

Use Graphite’s REST API to check on the stored data.

curl -o ./data.json http://localhost:12345/render\?target\\&format\=json\&noNullPoints