Near real-time monitoring of SQL Server Linux/containers using Telegraf-InfluxDB and Grafana


In this blog, we will look at how we configure near real-time monitoring of SQL Server on Linux and containers with the Telegraf-InfluxDB and Grafana stack. This is built on similar lines to Azure SQLDB and Managed Instance solutions already published by my colleague Denzil Ribeiro. You can refer to the above blogs to know more about Telegraf, InfluxDB and Grafana. 


A quick rundown of all the tasks we’ll be carrying out to complete the setup:

We will first install the Telegraf, InfluxDB, and Grafana containers on the monitoring host machine. You may be wondering why containers are used? because they are simple to set