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memory 🔗

Monitor Type: memory (Source)

Accepts Endpoints: No

Multiple Instances Allowed: No

Overview 🔗

This monitor reports memory and memory utilization metrics.

On Linux hosts, this monitor relies on the /proc filesystem. If the underlying host’s /proc file system is mounted somewhere other than /proc please specify the path using the top level configuration procPath.

procPath: /proc
monitors:
 - type: memory

Configuration 🔗

To activate this monitor in the Smart Agent, add the following to your agent config:

monitors:  # All monitor config goes under this key
 - type: memory
   ...  # Additional config

For a list of monitor options that are common to all monitors, see Common Configuration.

This monitor has no configuration options.

Metrics 🔗

These are the metrics available for this monitor. Metrics that are categorized as container/host (default) are in bold and italics in the list below.

  • memory.available (gauge)
    (Windows Only) Bytes of memory available for use.
  • memory.buffered (gauge)
    (Linux Only) Bytes of memory used for buffering I/O.
  • memory.cached (gauge)
    (Linux Only) Bytes of memory used for disk caching.
  • memory.free (gauge)
    (Linux Only) Bytes of memory available for use.
  • memory.slab_recl (gauge)
    (Linux Only) Bytes of memory, used for SLAB-allocation of kernel objects, that can be reclaimed.
  • memory.slab_unrecl (gauge)
    (Linux Only) Bytes of memory, used for SLAB-allocation of kernel objects, that can’t be reclaimed.
  • memory.total (gauge)
    Total bytes of system memory on the system.
  • memory.used (gauge)
    Bytes of memory in use by the system.
  • memory.utilization (gauge)
    Percent of memory in use on this host. This does NOT include buffer or cache memory on Linux.

Non-default metrics (version 4.7.0+) 🔗

To emit metrics that are not default, you can add those metrics in the generic monitor-level extraMetrics config option. Metrics that are derived from specific configuration options that do not appear in the above list of metrics do not need to be added to extraMetrics.

To see a list of metrics that will be emitted you can run agent-status monitors after configuring this monitor in a running agent instance.