Metric Limits

Sysdig ensures that you see the most relevant metric information relevant to your monitored environment. To achieve this, limits are enforced on the number of metrics that the datastore can store. Different limits apply to different metric types and agent versions.

Enterprise

The metric limits are automatically set by the Sysdig backend components based on your plan, agent version, and backend configuration. The default limits are provided below:

Metrics TypesMetrics LimitDescription
Prometheus8000Set other custom metric limits to zero to increase the Prometheus metrics limit to 10,000.
StatsD1000
JMX500
AppChecks500
Total10,000The total number of custom metrics across all metric types should not exceed 10,000.

The custom metrics limit of 10,000 does not include the agent metrics that are provided out-of-the-box, such as host, container, and Kube State Metrics.

View Metric Limits

Use the Sysdig Agent Health & Status dashboard under Host Infrastructure templates to view current usage per host for each metric type.

The metric limits are exposed to the UI through the following agent metrics.

MetricsDescription
dragent.metricCount.limit.appCheckThe maximum number of unique appCheck timeseries that are allowed in an individual sample from the agent per node.
dragent.metricCount.limit.statsdThe maximum number of unique statsd timeseries that are allowed in an individual sample from the agent per node.
dragent.metricCount.limit.jmxThe maximum number of unique JMX timeseries that are allowed in an individual sample from the agent per node.
dragent.metricCount.limit.prometheusThe maximum number of unique Prometheus timeseries that are allowed in an individual sample from the agent per node.

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