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

memcached is a popular memory object cache system. See collectd memcached plugin documentation.

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


  1. On your collectd host, copy the config below into /etc/collectd/managed_config/.
  2. Edit the settings in the file for your memcached server.
  3. Restart collectd.

Example collectd Configuration

<Plugin "memcached">
  Host ""
  Port "11211"