Enforcing Limit on Prometheus Metric Collection

Sysdig enforces a limit on the number of Prometheus metrics processed and stored. Therefore, not all the time series data will be displayed on the Sysdig Monitor UI. The data above the specified limit are discarded by the agent. 

Imposing a limit on data collection helps reduce resource usage including disk space and time required for metrics aggregation. The enforcement of these limits happen in two different phases: