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 Types

Metrics Limit

Description

Prometheus

8000

Set other custom metric limits to zero to increase the Prometheus metrics limit to 10,000.

StatsD

1000

JMX

500

AppChecks

500

Total

10,000

The 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.

Essentials

Essentials is a subset of Enterprise with the most important features of Sysdig Monitor and Sysdig Secure.

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 Types

Metrics Limit

Description

Prometheus

1700

Set other custom metric limits to zero to increase the Prometheus metrics limit to 2000.

StatsD

100

JMX

100

AppChecks

100

The number of custom metrics cannot exceed 2000. This is in addition to 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.

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

Metrics

Description

dragent.metricCount.limit.appCheck

The maximum number of unique appCheck timeseries that are allowed in an individual sample from the agent per node.

dragent.metricCount.limit.statsd

The maximum number of unique statsd timeseries that are allowed in an individual sample from the agent per node.

dragent.metricCount.limit.jmx

The maximum number of unique JMX timeseries that are allowed in an individual sample from the agent per node.

dragent.metricCount.limit.prometheus

The maximum number of unique Prometheus timeseries that are allowed in an individual sample from the agent per node.

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