Learn how to send Apache data collected by collectd to VMware Tanzu Observability (formerly known as VMware Aria Operations for Applications).

Apache is a popular open-source web server. To collect Apache data with collectd, use the collectd Apache plugin documentation found at Plugin:Apache - collectd Wiki.

Tanzu Observability supports a built-in integration that gets data from Apache using Telegraf. If you want to use collectd instead, follow the instructions on this page.

Apache Setup

Enable the mod_status module in your Apache configuration:

ExtendedStatus on
<Location /mod_status>
  SetHandler server-status


  1. On your collectd host, copy the example configuration into /etc/collectd/managed_config/.
  2. Edit the settings in the file for your Apache server.
  3. Restart collectd.

Example collectd Configuration

LoadPlugin "apache"
<Plugin "apache">
  <Instance "apache80">
  URL "http://localhost/mod_status?auto"
  User "collectd"
  Password "hoh2Coo6"
  <Instance "lighttpd8080">
  URL "http://localhost:8080/mod_status?auto"