Sysdig Monitor

Sysdig Monitor is part of Sysdig’s container intelligence platform. Sysdig uses a unified platform to deliver security, monitoring, and forensics in a container- and microservices-friendly architecture. Sysdig Monitor is a monitoring, troubleshooting, and alerting suite offering deep, process-level visibility into dynamic, distributed production environments. Sysdig Monitor captures, correlates, and visualizes full-stack data, and provides dashboards for monitoring.

In the background, the Sysdig agent lives on the hosts being monitored and collects the appropriate metrics and events. Out of the box, the agent reports on a wide variety of pre-defined metrics. Additional metrics and custom parameters are available via agent configuration files. For more information, see the Sysdig Agent Documentation.

Major Benefits

  • Explore and monitor application performance at any level of the infrastructure stack

  • Correlate metrics and events, and compare with past performance

  • Observe platform state and health

  • Auto-detect anomalies

  • Visualize and share performance metrics with out-of-the-box and custom dashboards

  • Powerful, tuned, and flexible alerts

  • Proactively alert on incidents across services, hosts, containers and so on

  • Trigger system captures for offline troubleshooting and forensics

  • Analyze system call activity to accelerate problem resolution

Key Components

Monitor Interface

Log into the Sysdig Monitor interface, and get started with the basics.

Advisor

Operate and troubleshoot Kubernetes infrastructure easily with a curated and unified view of metrics, alerts, and events.

Explore the Infrastructure

Dive into Sysdig Monitor with a deeper understanding of the Explore module, data aggregation, and how to break down data.

This feature is available in the Enterprise tier of the Sysdig product. See https://sysdig.com/pricing for details, or contact sales@sysdig.com.

Metrics

The backbone of monitoring: learn more about metrics, integrate external platforms, and explore the complete metrics dictionary.

Alerts

Learn how to build alerts to notify users of infrastructure events, changes in behavior, and unauthorized access.

Dashboards

Learn how to build a custom dashboard, configure the default ones, or reconfigure panels to best suit your infrastructure.

Integrations

Integrate with various inbound and outbound data sources ranging from a number of platforms and orchestrators to a wide range of applications.

Events

Integrate Docker and Kubernetes events, customize event notifications, and review infrastructure history.

Captures

Create capture files containing system calls and other OS events to assist monitoring and troubleshooting the infrastructure.


Getting Started with Sysdig Monitor

Sysdig Monitor allows you to maximize the visibility of your Kubernetes environments with native Prometheus support. You can troubleshoot issues faster with Sysdig’s eBPF derived metrics, out-of-the-box dashboards, and alerts.

Advisor

Advisor brings your metrics, alerts, and events into a focused and curated view to help you operate and troubleshoot Kubernetes infrastructure.

Explore

Metrics

Metrics are quantitative values or measures that can be grouped/divided by labels.

Dashboards

Sysdig users can create customized dashboards to display the most useful or relevant views and metrics for the infrastructure in a single location.

Alerts

Alert is the responsive component of Sysdig Monitor. Alerts notify you when an event or issue occurs that requires attention. Events and issues are identified based on changes in the metric values collected by Sysdig Monitor. The Alerts module displays out-of-the-box alerts and a wizard for creating and editing alerts as needed.

Events

An event represents a change of state of an object in a monitored environment. An event indicates an operational change, an exception, or an performance issue.

Monitoring Integrations

Integrations for Sysdig Monitor include a number of platforms, orchestrators, and a wide range of applications designed to extend Monitor capabilities and collect metrics from these systems. Sysdig collects metrics from Prometheus, JMX, StatsD, Kubernetes, and a number of applications to provide a 360-degree view of your infrastructure. Many metrics are collected out of the box; you can also extend the integration or create custom metrics to receive curated insights into your infrastructure stack.

Captures

Sysdig capture files contain system calls and other OS events that can be analyzed with either the open-source sysdig or csysdig (curses-based) utilities, and are displayed in the Captures module.