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Report on This: Apache NiFi 1.11.4 - Monitor All The Things

The easiest way to grab monitoring data is via the NiFi REST API.  Also everything in the NiFi UI is done through REST calls which you can call programmatically.   Please read the NiFi docs they are linked directly from your running NiFi application or on the web.   They are very thorough and have all the information you could want:   https://nifi.apache.org/docs/nifi-docs/.   If you are not running NiFi 1.11.4, I recommend you please upgrade.   This is supported by Cloudera on multiple platforms.

 

NiFi Rest API

https://nifi.apache.org/docs/nifi-docs/rest-api/

 

There's also an awesome Python wrapper for that REST API:  https://pypi.org/project/nipyapi/

 

Also in NiFi flow programming, every time you produce data to Kafka you get metadata back in FlowFile Attributes.   You can push those attributes directly to a kafka topic if you want.

 

So after your PublishKafkaRecord_2_0 1.11.4 so for success read the attributes on # of record and other data then AttributesToJson and push to another topic.   you may want a mergerecord in there to aggregate a few of those together.

 

If you are interested in Kafka metrics/record counts/monitoring then you must use Cloudera Streams Messaging Manager, it provides a full Web UI, Monitoring Tool, Alerts, REST API and everything you need for monitoring every producer, consumer, broker, cluster, topic, message, offset and Kafka component.

 

The best way to get NiFi stats is to use the NiFi Reporting Tasks, I like the SQL Reporting task.

 

SQL Reporting Tasks are very powerful and use standard SELECT * FROM JVM_METRICS style reporting, see my article:

https://www.datainmotion.dev/2020/04/sql-reporting-task-for-cloudera-flow.html

 

Monitoring Articles

 

https://www.datainmotion.dev/2019/04/monitoring-number-of-of-flow-files.html

https://www.datainmotion.dev/2019/03/apache-nifi-operations-and-monitoring.html

 

Other Resources

https://www.datainmotion.dev/2019/10/migrating-apache-flume-flows-to-apache_9.html

https://www.datainmotion.dev/2019/08/using-cloudera-streams-messaging.html

https://dev.to/tspannhw/apache-nifi-and-nifi-registry-administration-3c92

https://dev.to/tspannhw/using-nifi-cli-to-restore-nifi-flows-from-backups-18p9

https://nifi.apache.org/docs/nifi-docs/html/toolkit-guide.html

https://www.datainmotion.dev/p/links.html

https://www.tutorialspoint.com/apache_nifi/apache_nifi_monitoring.htm

https://community.cloudera.com/t5/Community-Articles/Building-a-Custom-Apache-NiFi-Operations-Dashboard-Part-1/ta-p/249060

https://nifi.apache.org/docs/nifi-docs/components/org.apache.nifi/nifi-metrics-reporting-nar/1.11.4/org.apache.nifi.metrics.reporting.task.MetricsReportingTask/

https://nifi.apache.org/docs/nifi-docs/components/org.apache.nifi/nifi-scripting-nar/1.11.4/org.apache.nifi.reporting.script.ScriptedReportingTask/index.html