Custom Telegraf Plugin

I just started looking to InfluxDB and Telegraf for collecting data on a Linux machine, then visualizing it with Grafana . I’ve historically used collectd , statsite , and graphite to accomplish the same sort of task, but wanted to see how some of the new software compares. I’m running a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS virtual machine, so feel free to follow along. I managed to install the packages from the InfluxDB ubuntu repositories :