Carbon OutputΒΆ

Plugin Name: CarbonOutput

CarbonOutput plugins parse the “stat metric” messages generated by a StatAccumulator and write the extracted counter, timer, and gauge data out to a graphite compatible carbon daemon. Output is written over a TCP or UDP socket using the plaintext protocol.


  • address (string):

    An IP address:port on which this plugin will write to. (default: “localhost:2003”)

New in version 0.5.

  • protocol (string):

    “tcp” or “udp” (default: “tcp”)

  • tcp_keep_alive (bool)

    if set, keep the TCP connection open and reuse it until a failure; then retry (default: false)


message_matcher = "Type == 'heka.statmetric'"
address = "localhost:2003"
protocol = "udp"