To get started, click on the RabbitMQ tile on the Integrations page in SignalFx. We supply the plugin for collectd, customizable configuration you can use for the plugin, documentation of all the metrics gathered, and built-in charts for RabbitMQ hosts, brokers, exchanges, and queues.
You can find built-in dashboards for RabbitMQ in the Catalog, by clicking rabbitmq under services in the left column. The RabbitMQ overview dashboard shows the status of all RabbitMQ hosts reporting to SignalFx. It includes metrics such as the rate of all incoming messages, and the top loaded RabbitMQ hosts.
Select a specific host to show the status of individual nodes, including node uptime, usage of resources like memory and file descriptors, and the top queues by messages waiting for delivery.
For an in-depth look at the performance of a specific queue or exchange, select it under name in the left-hand column to see all the metrics available for that queue or exchange. For example, you monitor the size of each queue in bytes.