Logstash is a tool for managing events and logs. You can take in log data and chop it up to what ever format you’d like, and then send that data on to other systems... like Hosted Graphite!

There’s a more in-depth tutorial on Logstash at Rackspace, But here’s a short snippet to get you started:

  • Use an output section with the following configuration :
filter {
    kv {
          prefix => "YOUR_API_KEY"
output {
    graphite {
        host => "carbon.hostedgraphite.com"
        port => 2003