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Configure Netdata

Configure Netdata for Metrics Data Platform

Last updated 5th September, 2019


Netdata is gaining traction as a distributed, real-time, performance and health monitoring tool for systems and applications. Primarily focused on high granularity real-time insights, Netdata can forward collected time-based data to another tool for long-term storage or cross-nodes analytics.

In this guide, you will learn how you might configure Netdata with Metrics Data Platform using the Beamium tool and Netdata prometheus format API.


  • a valid Metrics account.
  • a UNIX/Linux machine with Netdata installed


Netdata backend configuration

This guide does not cover Netdata overall installation and configuration, you might take a look first at Netdata Github project.

The prometheus API is available by default on the Netdata API endpoint /api/v1/allmetrics?format=prometheus&help=true but you can configure its content in the backends configuration.

This example configure a filter on exported metrics.

  enabled = yes
  data source = as collected
  send charts matching = apps.cpu apps.cpu_*

Beamium configuration

We will use Beamium to forward data to Metrics Data Platform as documented Here.

    url: ""
    period: 60s

    url: ""
    token: "WRITE_TOKEN"
    ttl: 1h

  host: hostname
  host_type: you can add tag for server and retreive it in grafana host list

  log-file: /var/log/beamium/beamium.log
  source-dir: /opt/beamium/sources
  sink-dir: /opt/beamium/sinks

Don't forget to add your own WRITE TOKEN and configure period according to your needs.

If you are applying this configuration alongside Real Time Monitoring (RTM), you may want to filter data sent to Metrics Data Platform sink with the netdata default metric prefix.

    url: ""
    token: "WRITE_TOKEN"
    ttl: 1h
    selector: netdata_*

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