Create and Manage Outputs

Create and Manage Outputs


Overview

You can use this document to learn how to create and manage outputs and integrations.

An output tells the Edge Delta agent where to send collected and generated data, such as metrics, patterns, alerts, etc. An output is part of an agent's configuration. There are 3 types of outputs, streaming, triggering, and archiving.

An integration is an organization-level output whose settings you can use to quickly create and populate individual outputs.

  • For example, if you created a Datadog integration, then you can use that integration to populate the settings for an individual Datadog streaming output.

A destination refers to the software platform that will receive the data, such as Splunk or AWS.


Review Types of Outputs and Integrations

Review the following types of outputs and integrations:

Output and Integration Type
Description

Stream

This output and integration type focuses on centralized monitoring platforms, such as AWS CloudWatch, Datadog, New Relic, SignalFX, Splunk Sumo Logic, and more. 

To learn more, see Streaming Outputs and Integrations Overview.

Trigger

This output and integration type focuses on alerting and automation systems, such as AWS Lambda, Azure, Jira, Microsoft Teams, Pager Duty, and more.

Specifically, this output and integration type tells the Edge Delta agent to send alerts and notifications when an anomaly is detected or when various conditions are met.

To learn more, see Triggering Outputs and Integrations Overview.

Archive 

This output and integration type focuses on storage solutions, such as AWS S3, Azure Blob Storage, Google Cloud Storage, IBM Object Storage, and more. 

Specifically, this output and integration type tells the Edge Delta agent where and when to send compressed raw data logs.

To learn more, see Archive Outputs Overview.


Create and Manage an Output

To create and manage an output, you must populate a YAML file.
To access the YAML file for a new configuration:

  1. In the Edge Delta App, on the left-side navigation, click Data Pipeline, and then click Agent Settings.
  2. Click Create Configuration.
  3. Click YAML.
  4. Enter your desired parameters, and then click Save.

To access the YAML file for an existing configuration:

  1. In the Edge Delta App, on the left-side navigation, click Data Pipeline, and then click Agent Settings.
  2. Locate the desired configuration, then under Actions, click the vertical ellipses, and then click Edit.
  3. Review the YAML file, make your changes, and then click Save.

Create an Integration

An integration is an organization-level output whose settings you can use to quickly create and populate individual outputs.

  • For example, if you created a Datadog integration, then you can use that integration to populate the settings for an individual Datadog streaming output.
  1. In the Edge Delta App, on the left-side navigation, click Data Pipeline, and then click Integrations.
  2. Locate and select the desired output type.
  3. Complete the missing fields, and then click Save.

Create an Output Based on an Existing Integration

You can use these instructions to populate and create an individual output based on an existing integration.

When you select an existing integration, you will only be able to update the individual output's custom tags and features (data type collection). You cannot update other settings.

  1. In the Edge Delta App, on the left-side navigation, click Data Pipeline , and then click Agent Settings.
  2. Click Create Configuration.
  3. Click YAML.
  4. In the YAML file, enter integration_name: < name of existing integration>.
  5. Click Save.

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