MongoDB Monitoring Dashboard
We’re pleased to announce the initial release of our MongoDB monitoring dashboard addon for our server monitoring service, Server Density.
This allows you monitor the real time status of your entire cluster, particularly which servers are master and the status of slaves. Metrics include data sizes, RAM headroom (whether indexes fit into RAM or not), index stats, optime delay and heartbeat information. Alerts can also be automatically suggested and configured based on your system stats.
Installation – new users
Installation – existing users
A new agent version – 1.10.0 – is now available which is required for this addon. You can follow instructions here to update.
Once updated, you will need to enable 2 new options in your config as per these instructions. If you’re already monitoring MongoDB with Server Density this just requires adding 2 lines to your config so you can skip to part 2 of the instructions. Once you enable these, it will take up to 5 minutes for the full range of data to be displayed in Server Density but you should see the new MongoDB toggle switch when you refresh the dashboard.
This will initially be free for a couple of weeks whilst we get feedback and implement additional functionality. We wanted to get it out as soon as possible to get real feedback other than our own usage, so there are some things missing. As such it is immediately available to all trial and paid users for no extra cost.
After the initial period we will be charging for the addon at a fixed monthly fee in addition to the existing per server per month subscription already in place. Pricing has not yet been finalised.
- This only works with replica sets and not replica pairs or master/slave. We don’t currently plan to support either of these as replica sets are the recommended production setup for MongoDB to ensure failover and reliability.
- The optime metric (equivalent to “seconds behind master”) is only available as of MongoDB 1.7.2.
- The additional metrics are not currently graphed but are being stored so will be exposed via the normal graphs in the coming weeks.
- This is not available for Windows.
Support and feedback
As normal, everything is completely supported by us so let us know if you have any problems. We’ll be getting in touch with users over the next few weeks to ask for feedback too.
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