PHP-FPM (FastCGI Process Manager) is an alternative PHP FastCGI implementation, with some additional features useful for sites of any size, especially busier sites. If PHP-FPM is installed on your environment, the Sysdig agent will automatically connect. You may need to edit the default entries to connect if PHP-FPM has a custom setting in its config file. See the Default Configuration section, below.

The Sysdig agent automatically collects all metrics with default configuration.

This page describes the default configuration settings, how to edit the configuration to collect additional information, the metrics available for integration, and a sample result in the Sysdig Monitor UI.


This check has a default configuration that should suit most use cases. If it does not work for you, verify that you have added these lines to your php-fpm.conf file. The default location is /etc/

pm.status_path = /status
ping.path = /ping

Sysdig Agent Configuration

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

Default Configuration

By default, Sysdig’s dragent.default.yaml uses the following code to connect with PHP-FPM and collect all metrics:

  - name: php-fpm
    check_module: php_fpm
    retry: false
      exe: "php-fpm: master process"

If you have a configuration other than those for PHP-FPM in php-fpm.conf, you can edit the Sysdig agent configuration in dragent.yaml, as shown in Example 1.

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


Replace the values of status_url and ping_url below with the values set against pm.status_path and ping.path respectively in your php-fpm.conf:

  - name: php-fpm
    check_module: php_fpm
      exe: "php-fpm: master process"
      status_url: /mystatus
      ping_url: /myping
      ping_reply: mypingreply

Metrics Available

See PHP-FPM Metrics.

Result in the Monitor UI