PgBouncer is a lightweight connection pooler for PostgreSQL. If PgBouncer is installed on your environment, you may need to edit the Sysdig agent configuration file to connect. See the Default Configuration section, below.

This page describes the configuration settings, the metrics available for integration, and a sample result in the Sysdig Monitor UI.

PgBouncer Setup

PgBouncer does not ship with a default stats user configuration. To configure it, you need to add a user allowed to access PgBouncer stats. Do so by adding following line in pgbouncer.ini. The default file location is /etc/pgbouncer/pgbouncer.ini

stats_users = sysdig_cloud

For the same user you need the following entry in userlist.txt. The default file location is /etc/pgbouncer/userlist.txt

"sysdig_cloud" "sysdig_cloud_password"

Sysdig Agent Configuration

Review how to Edit dragent.yaml to Integrate or Modify Application Checks.

Default Configuration

No default configuration is present in Sysdig’s dragent.default.yaml file for PgBouncer, as it requires a unique username and password. You must add a custom entry in dragent.yaml as follows:

Remember! Never edit dragent.default.yaml directly; always edit only dragent.yaml.


  - name: pgbouncer
      comm: pgbouncer
      host: localhost # set if the bind ip is different
      port: 6432      # set if the port is not the default
      username: sysdig_cloud
      password: sysdig_cloud_password #replace with appropriate password

Metrics Available

See PGBouncer Metrics.

Result in the Monitor UI

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