Take data from salt and "return" it into a carbon receiver

Add the following configuration to the minion configuration file: <server ip address>
carbon.port: 2003

Errors when trying to convert data to numbers may be ignored by setting carbon.skip_on_error to True:

carbon.skip_on_error: True

By default, data will be sent to carbon using the plaintext protocol. To use the pickle protocol, set carbon.mode to pickle:

carbon.mode: pickle
You can also specify the pattern used for the metric base path (except for virt modules metrics):

carbon.metric_base_pattern: carbon.[minion_id].[module].[function]

These tokens can used :

[module]: salt module [function]: salt function [minion_id]: minion id

Default is :

carbon.metric_base_pattern: [module].[function].[minion_id]

Carbon settings may also be configured as:

  host: <server IP or hostname>
  port: <carbon port>
  skip_on_error: True
  mode: (pickle|text)
  metric_base_pattern: <pattern> | [module].[function].[minion_id]

Alternative configuration values can be used by prefacing the configuration. Any values not found in the alternative configuration will be pulled from the default location:

  host: <server IP or hostname>
  port: <carbon port>
  skip_on_error: True
  mode: (pickle|text)

To use the carbon returner, append '--return carbon' to the salt command.

salt '*' --return carbon

To use the alternative configuration, append '--return_config alternative' to the salt command.

New in version 2015.5.0.

salt '*' --return carbon --return_config alternative

To override individual configuration items, append --return_kwargs '{"key:": "value"}' to the salt command.

New in version 2016.3.0.

salt '*' --return carbon --return_kwargs '{"skip_on_error": False}'

Return event data to remote carbon server

Provide a list of events to be stored in carbon

salt.returners.carbon_return.prep_jid(nocache=False, passed_jid=None)

Do any work necessary to prepare a JID, including sending a custom id


Return data to a remote carbon server using the text metric protocol

Each metric will look like:

[module].[function].[minion_id].[metric path [...]].[metric name]