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.

The default metric limits per agent is different from the subscription limit imposed on custom time series entitlement. Your entitlement limits per agent could be lower than the metric limits. For more information, see Time Series Billing.

View Metric Limits

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

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

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

MetricsDescription
statsd_dragent_metricCount_limit_appCheckThe maximum number of unique appCheck timeseries that are allowed in an individual sample from the agent per node.
statsd_dragent_metricCount_limit_statsdThe maximum number of unique statsd timeseries that are allowed in an individual sample from the agent per node.
statsd_dragent_metricCount_limit_jmxThe maximum number of unique JMX timeseries that are allowed in an individual sample from the agent per node.
statsd_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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Last modified June 23, 2022