Metrics are quantitative values or measures that can be grouped/divided by labels. Sysdig Monitor metrics are divided into two groups: default metrics (out-of-the-box metrics associated with the system, orchestrator, and network infrastructure), and custom metrics (JMX, StatsD, and multiple other integrated application metrics).

Sysdig automatically collects all types of metrics, and auto-labels them. Custom metrics can also have custom (user-defined) labels.

Out-of-the box, when an agent is deployed on a host, Sysdig Monitor automatically begins collecting and reporting on a wide array of metrics. The sections below describe how those metrics are conceptualized within the system.

In the sections, you can learn more also about the metrics types and the data aggregation techniques supported by Sysdig Monitor:

Last modified June 23, 2022