Telegraf - docker-containerd


I’m try to monitor it.
docker-containerd -l unix:///var/run/docker/libcontainerd/docker-containerd.sock --metrics-interval=0 --start-timeout 2m --state-dir /var/run/docker/libcontainerd/containerd --shim docker-containerd-shim --runtime docker-runc

ls -la /var/run/docker/libcontainerd/docker-containerd.sock
srw-rw---- 1 root docker 0 Oct 17 11:48 /var/run/docker/libcontainerd/docker-containerd.sock

My telegraf is in the group docker
cat /etc/group |grep teleg

Without SSL in inputs.docker I have this error
E! Error in plugin [inputs.docker]: Get http://%2Fvar%2Frun%2Fdocker%2Flibcontainerd%2Fdocker-containerd.sock/containers/json?limit=0: malformed HTTP response “\x00\x00\x00\x04\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x04\b\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x0e\xff\xf1”.

  • Are you trying to connect to a TLS-enabled daemon without TLS?

And With TLS enable
2017-10-17T14:40:00Z E! Error in plugin [inputs.docker]: error during connect: Get https://%2Fvar%2Frun%2Fdocker%2Flibcontainerd%2Fdocker-containerd.sock/containers/json?limit=0: tls: first record does not look like a TLS handshake

Docker Plugin issues with 1.3 Telegraf

Can you post your configuration for the docker input plugin?


I’m using telegraf-1.4.1-1.x86_64.rpm
CentOS Linux release 7.4.1708
kernel 3.10.0-693.2.2.el7.x86_64

docker info
Server Version: 17.09.0-ce
Storage Driver: overlay
Backing Filesystem: xfs
Supports d_type: false
Logging Driver: json-file
Cgroup Driver: cgroupfs
Default Runtime: runc

##endpoint = "unix:///var/run/docker.sock"
endpoint = "unix:///var/run/docker/libcontainerd/docker-containerd.sock"
container_name_include = []
container_name_exclude = []
timeout = "25s"
perdevice = true
total = true
docker_label_include = []
docker_label_exclude = []


I’ve never used docker-containerd directly, from what I can find its socket uses a different API from docker.sock which would mean it is incompatible with Telegraf. Why do you use docker-containerd.sock instead of docker.sock?


Because mesos containerizer


I think it won’t be possible to use the docker input plugin with the containerd socket and we would need a new plugin that supports the containerd GRPC API.

@gianarb you probably know more about this than I do, does this sound correct to you?

@jcmartins Have you tried the mesos input plugin, maybe it can be useful here? We could also open a new issue on the Telegraf issue tracker for containerd support.


I would like get more information about app consumers like cpu, memory, net, etc…

I’m using mesos plugin but it is to different things (internal mesos statics)

Maybe marathon plugin can help me but it’s schedule to telegraf 1.5.



I think there is a good chance the marathon plugin will slip to a later release too. I’m just grasping at straws here, but maybe it is possible to use the cgroups plugin?



I never worked with containerd 0.2.0 that much (0.2.0 is the version behind Docker right now).
I looked at the code and it exposes a grpc entry point called Events ( It can be the good entry point to get some metrics out from containerd. But I am 100% sure that the approach of using docker input pointed to contained socket can’t work because the data are different.

If we are looking to support containerd 0.2.0 we should write a new plugin.
Just to let you know, at some point in the history, not too far from now, Docker will embed a totally new version of contained (1.0.0). It will expose a prometheus aware entry point that we will be able to use.

But with now we need a new plugin to monitor containerd properly.