by signalfx

GitHub Readme.md

SignalFx Smart Agent Heroku Buildpack

A Heroku buildpack to install and run the SignalFx Smart Agent on a Dyno.


Adding and configuring the buildpack

# cd into the Heroku project directory

# Add buildpack for SignalFx Agent
heroku buildpacks:add https://github.com/signalfx/heroku-signalfx-buildpack.git#<BUILDPACK_VERSION>

# Setup SignalFx Access Token

# If these buildpacks are being added to an existing project,
# create an empty commit prior to deploying the app
git commit --allow-empty -m "empty commit"

# Deploy your app
git push heroku master

Note: Specify the version tag of the buildpack when adding it to the project.


Use the following environment variables to configure this buildpack

Environment Variable Description SFX_TOKEN (required) Your SignalFx access token SFX_AGENT_VERSION (required versions >= 4.18.0) Version of the SignalFx Agent to be configured SFX_AGENT_LOG_FILE Specify location of agent logs. If not specified, logs will go to stdout

Note: The Heroku Metadata monitor is available starting SignalFx Agent v4.18.0.

Configure Heroku App to expose Dyno metadata

heroku labs:enable runtime-dyno-metadata

This metadata is required by the SignalFx Agent to set global dimensions such as app_name, app_id and dyno_id.

See here for more information.

Overriding the default Agent config

The default SignalFx Agent config will be overridden if a config is provided in signalfx/agent.yaml in the root of the Heroku project directory. In such cases, it is recommended that the following defaults are retained.

# get access token
signalFxAccessToken: {"#from": "env:SFX_TOKEN"}

# dimensionalizes metadata exposed in dynos
  dyno_id: {"#from": "env:HEROKU_DYNO_ID"}
  app_id: {"#from": "env:HEROKU_APP_ID"}
  app_name: {"#from": "env:HEROKU_APP_NAME"}

  configDir: tmp/collectd

# syncs heroku metadata as properties to dyno_id dimension
  - type: heroku-metadata