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SignalFx organization metrics

DESCRIPTION

SignalFx generates a number of metrics you can use to monitor your usage of SignalFx, including:

  • Ingest-related metrics that characterize the volume and nature of data that you are sending to SignalFx, such as the number of datapoints that were sent or how many metric time series were created in response to the datapoints and dimensions sent.
  • Usage or engagement metrics, such as the number of dashboards or charts in the organization.
  • Metrics that tell you how SignalFx pulls data on your behalf from cloud services like Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud Platform, such as the number of calls to each GCP Stackdriver client method or how many of the calls to the AWS CloudWatch API are being throttled by AWS.

Your organization is not charged for these metrics, and they do not count against any limits.

USAGE

SignalFx admins can see some of these values in built-in charts on the Organization Overview page. And, like any other metrics, you can display them on charts you build to monitor your system health.

About ByToken metrics

Some metrics send both a total value and a ByToken value, such as sf.org.numAddDatapointCalls and sf.org.numAddDatapointCallsByToken.

The sum of all the ByToken values may be less than the value of the counterpart (non-token-based) metric; this is because no per-token value is sent for data that SignalFx retrieves on your behalf via AWS CloudWatch, GCP StackDriver, AppDynamics, or New Relic, as data sent from those integrations is not associated with a token. For example, if you sum the values sent for sf.org.numAddDatapointCallsByToken, the value may be less than the value of sf.org.numAddDatapointCalls, because the latter includes data from the specified integrations while the former does not.

About “per metric type” metrics

Some metrics send a value for each metric type (counter, cumulative counter or gauge), resulting in three MTS for these metrics. Each MTS is sent with a dimension named category with a value of COUNTER, CUMULATIVE_COUNTER, or GAUGE. Because you can have multiple MTS for these metrics, you would need to use the Sum analytics function to see the total value.

For example, you might receive 3 MTS for sf.org.numMetricTimeSeriesCreated, one representing the number of MTS that are counters, another for the number of MTS that are cumulative counters, and a third for the number of MTS that are gauges. To find the total number of MTS created, you need to sum those values.

Also, you could filter by a single value of category, such as GAUGE, to see only the metrics of that type.

METRICS

Below is a list of all metrics.

Metric Name Brief Type
sf.org.grossDatapointsReceived SignalFx internal metric n/a
sf.org.grossDatapointsReceivedByToken SignalFx internal metric n/a
sf.org.num.alertmuting Total number of alert muting rules gauge
sf.org.num.awsServiceCallCount Number of calls made to the Amazon API gauge
sf.org.num.awsServiceCallCountExceptions Number of Amazon API calls that threw exceptions gauge
sf.org.num.awsServiceCallThrottles Number of Amazon API calls throttled by Amazon gauge
sf.org.num.azureMonitorClientCallCount Number of calls made to the Azure Monitor API gauge
sf.org.num.azureMonitorClientCallCountErrors Number of calls to Azure Monitor API method that threw errors counter
sf.org.num.azureMonitorClientCallCountThrottles Number of calls to Azure Monitor method that were throttled counter
sf.org.num.chart Total number of charts gauge
sf.org.num.credentials Total number of integrations configured with credentials gauge
sf.org.num.dashboard Total number of dashboards gauge
sf.org.num.detector Total number of detectors gauge
sf.org.num.detectortemplate SignalFx internal metric n/a
sf.org.num.dimension Number of unique dimensions across all time series gauge
sf.org.num.eventtimeseries Number of event time series (ETS) available to be visualized in charts and detectors gauge
sf.org.num.eventtype Number of unique event types across all ETS gauge
sf.org.num.gcpStackdriverClientCallCount Number of calls to each Stackdriver client method counter
sf.org.num.gcpStackdriverClientCallCountErrors Number of calls to each Stackdriver client method that threw errors counter
sf.org.num.gcpStackdriverClientCallCountThrottles Number of calls to each Stackdriver client method that were throttled counter
sf.org.num.metric Number of unique metrics across all MTS gauge
sf.org.num.metrictimeseries Number of metric time series available to be visualized in charts and detectors gauge
sf.org.num.migrationmarker SignalFx internal metric n/a
sf.org.num.namedtoken Number of access tokens gauge
sf.org.num.navigator Number of options available in the sidebar in the Infrastructure Navigator gauge
sf.org.num.notifications SignalFx internal metric n/a
sf.org.num.orgpreference SignalFx internal metric n/a
sf.org.num.orguser Total number of members and admins gauge
sf.org.num.page Total number of dashboard groups gauge
sf.org.num.property Number of properties you have created (not dimensions) gauge
sf.org.num.service SignalFx internal metric n/a
sf.org.num.shareablesnapshot SignalFx internal metric n/a
sf.org.num.source SignalFx internal metric n/a
sf.org.num.tag Number of tags gauge
sf.org.num.team Number of teams gauge
sf.org.num.teammember Number of users that are members of teams gauge
sf.org.numActiveTimeSeries Number of currently active MTS gauge
sf.org.numAddDatapointCalls Number of calls to send datapoints to SignalFx counter
sf.org.numAddDatapointCallsByToken Per token number of calls to send datapoints to SignalFx counter
sf.org.numAddEventsCalls Number of calls to send custom events to SignalFx counter
sf.org.numAddEventsCallsByToken Per token number of calls to send custom events to SignalFx counter
sf.org.numBackfillCalls Number of of times a backfill API call was used to send metrics to SignalFx counter
sf.org.numBackfillCallsByToken Per token number of times a backfill API call was used to send metrics to SignalFx counter
sf.org.numCustomMetrics Number of custom metrics monitored counter
sf.org.numCustomMetricsByToken Per token number of custom metrics monitored counter
sf.org.numDatapointsBackfilled Number of datapoints that were sent using a backfill API counter
sf.org.numDatapointsBackfilledByToken Per token number of datapoints that were sent using a backfill API counter
sf.org.numDatapointsDroppedExceededQuota Number of new datapoints not processed by SignalFx; exceeded subscription limit counter
sf.org.numDatapointsDroppedExceededQuotaByToken Number of new datapoints not processed by SignalFx; exceeded subscription limit counter
sf.org.numDatapointsDroppedInTimeout SignalFx internal metric n/a
sf.org.numDatapointsDroppedInTimeoutByToken SignalFx internal metric n/a
sf.org.numDatapointsDroppedThrottle Number of datapoints not processed by SignalFx; exceeded DPM limit counter
sf.org.numDatapointsDroppedThrottleByToken Per token number of datapoints not processed by SignalFx; exceeded DPM limit counter
sf.org.numDatapointsReceived Number of datapoints SignalFx received counter
sf.org.numDatapointsReceivedByToken Per token number of datapoints SignalFx received counter
sf.org.numEventTimeSeriesCreated Number of event time series created counter
sf.org.numEventTimeSeriesCreatedByToken Per token number of event time series created counter
sf.org.numEventsDroppedThrottle Number of events over per-minute limit counter
sf.org.numEventsDroppedThrottleByToken Per token number of events over per-minute limit counter
sf.org.numEventsIngested Number of custom events received via the /event POST API counter
sf.org.numEventsIngestedByToken Per token number of custom events received via the /event POST API counter
sf.org.numEventsReceived SignalFx internal metric n/a
sf.org.numEventsReceivedByToken SignalFx internal metric n/a
sf.org.numHighResolutionMetrics Number of high resolution metrics monitored counter
sf.org.numHighResolutionMetricsByToken Per token number of high resolution metrics monitored counter
sf.org.numInactiveTimeSeries Number of inactive MTS gauge
sf.org.numLimitedEventTimeSeriesCreateCalls Number of event time series over maximum ETS allowed counter
sf.org.numLimitedEventTimeSeriesCreateCallsByToken Per token number of event time series over maximum ETS allowed counter
sf.org.numLimitedMetricTimeSeriesCreateCalls Number of MTS not sent; over maximum allowed counter
sf.org.numLimitedMetricTimeSeriesCreateCallsByToken Per token of MTS not sent; over maximum allowed counter
sf.org.numMappingsAdded SignalFx internal metric n/a
sf.org.numMappingsAddedByToken SignalFx internal metric n/a
sf.org.numMetadataWrites SignalFx internal metric n/a
sf.org.numMetadataWritesByToken SignalFx internal metric n/a
sf.org.numMetadataWritesThrottled SignalFx internal metric n/a
sf.org.numMetadataWrttesThrottledByToken SignalFx internal metric n/a
sf.org.numMetricTimeSeriesCreated Number of MTS created counter
sf.org.numMetricTimeSeriesCreatedByToken Per token number of MTS created counter
sf.org.numNewDimensions Number of new dimensions that were created counter
sf.org.numNewDimensionsByName Number of new dimensions for each unique dimension name counter
sf.org.numPropertyLimitedMetricTimeSeriesCreateCalls Number of MTS SignalFx was not able to create; exceeded dimension name counter
sf.org.numPropertyLimitedMetricTimeSeriesCreateCallsByToken Per token number of MTS SignalFx was not able to create; exceeded dimension name maximum counter
sf.org.numResourcesMonitored Number of host-based resources monitored counter
sf.org.numResourcesMonitoredByToken Per token number of host-based resources monitored counter
sf.org.numRestCalls Number of REST calls made to the SignalFx API counter
sf.org.numRestCallsByToken Per token number of REST calls made to the SignalFx API counter
sf.org.numRestCallsThrottled Number of REST calls not accepted by SignalFx; exceeded per-minute limit counter
sf.org.numRestCallsThrottledByToken Per token number of REST calls not accepted by SignalFx; exceeded per-minute limit counter
sf.org.numThrottledEventTimeSeriesCreateCalls Number of events not processed by SignalFx; exceeded per-minute event creation limit counter
sf.org.numThrottledEventTimeSeriesCreateCallsByToken Per token number of events not processed by SignalFx; exceeded per-minute event creation limit counter
sf.org.numThrottledMetricTimeSeriesCreateCalls Number of metric time series not processed by SignalFx; exceeded per-minute or per-hour MTS creation limit counter
sf.org.numThrottledMetricTimeSeriesCreateCallsByToken Per token number of MTS not processed by SignalFx; exceeded per-minute or per-hour MTS creation limit counter
sf.org.numUniqueNamesInNewDimensions Number of unique dimension names that were created counter
sf.org.subscription.activeTimeSeries Maximum number of active MTS gauge
sf.org.subscription.datapointsPerMinute Maximum number of datapoints per minute (DPM) gauge
sf.org.ui.num.pagevisits SignalFx internal metric n/a

sf.org.grossDatapointsReceived

n/a

While you may see this metric in your organization, it is for SignalFx internal use only.

sf.org.grossDatapointsReceivedByToken

n/a

While you may see this metric in your organization, it is for SignalFx internal use only.

sf.org.num.alertmuting

gauge

Total number of alert muting rules; includes rules currently in effect and rules not currently in effect (e.g. scheduled muting rules).

Dimension(s): orgId

Data Resolution: 15 minutes

sf.org.num.awsServiceCallCount

gauge

Total number of calls made to the Amazon API.

Dimension(s): orgId, namespace (AWS service, such as AWS/Cloudwatch), method (the API being called, such as getMetricStatistics)

Data Resolution: 5 seconds

sf.org.num.awsServiceCallCountExceptions

gauge

Number of calls made to the Amazon API that threw exceptions.

Dimension(s): orgId, namespace (AWS service, such as AWS/Cloudwatch), method (the API being called, such as getMetricStatistics), location (where the exception occurred, either client or server)

Data Resolution: 5 seconds

sf.org.num.awsServiceCallThrottles

gauge

Number of calls made to the Amazon API that are being throttled by AWS because you have exceeded your AWS API Call limits.

Dimension(s): orgId, namespace (AWS service, such as AWS/Cloudwatch), method (the API being called, such as getMetricStatistics)

Data Resolution: 5 seconds

sf.org.num.azureMonitorClientCallCount

gauge

Total number of calls made to the Amazon API.

Dimension(s): orgId, subscriptio_id, type (metric_data_sync for metric syncing and metric_metadata_sync for property syncing), method (the function being performed, getTimeseries for listing metrics and getMetricDefinition for listing out metric definitions)

Data Resolution: 5 seconds

sf.org.num.azureMonitorClientCallCountErrors

counter

Number of calls to Azure Monitor API method that threw errors.

Dimension(s): orgId, subscriptio_id, type (metric_data_sync for metric syncing and metric_metadata_sync for property syncing), method (the function being performed, getTimeseries for listing metrics and getMetricDefinition for listing out metric definitions)

Data Resolution: 1 second

sf.org.num.azureMonitorClientCallCountThrottles

counter

Number of calls to Azure Monitor method that were throttled.

Dimension(s): orgId, subscriptio_id, type (metric_data_sync for metric syncing and metric_metadata_sync for property syncing), method (the function being performed, getTimeseries for listing metrics and getMetricDefinition for listing out metric definitions)

Data Resolution: 1 second

sf.org.num.chart

gauge

Total number of charts; includes any charts created using the SignalFx API but not associated with a dashboard.

Dimension(s): orgId

Data Resolution: 15 minutes

sf.org.num.credentials

gauge

Total number of integrations that have been configured with credentials in SignalFx, for the purpose of retrieving metrics (example: AWS Cloudwatch) or sending alerts (example: PagerDuty).

Dimension(s): orgId

Data Resolution: 15 minutes

sf.org.num.dashboard

gauge

Total number of dashboards; includes all user, custom, and built-in dashboards

Dimension(s): orgId

Data Resolution: 15 minutes

sf.org.num.detector

gauge

Total number of detectors; includes detectors that are muted.

Dimension(s): orgId, version

Data Resolution: 15 minutes

sf.org.num.detectortemplate

n/a

While you may see this metric in your organization, it is for SignalFx internal use only.

sf.org.num.dimension

gauge

Number of unique dimensions across all time series.

Dimension(s): orgId

Data Resolution: 15 minutes

sf.org.num.eventtimeseries

gauge

Number of event time series (ETS) available to be visualized in charts and detectors.

Dimension(s): orgId

Data Resolution: 15 minutes

sf.org.num.eventtype

gauge

Number of unique event types across all ETS.

Dimension(s): orgId

Data Resolution: 15 minutes

sf.org.num.gcpStackdriverClientCallCount

counter

Number of calls to each Stackdriver client method.

Dimension(s): orgId, project_id, method (the API being called, such as getTimeSeries)

Data Resolution: 1 second

sf.org.num.gcpStackdriverClientCallCountErrors

counter

Number of calls to each Stackdriver client method that threw errors.

Dimension(s): orgId, project_id, method (the API being called, such as getTimeSeries)

Data Resolution: 1 second

sf.org.num.gcpStackdriverClientCallCountThrottles

counter

Number of calls to each Stackdriver client method that were throttled.

Dimension(s): orgId, project_id, method (the API being called, such as getTimeSeries)

Data Resolution: 1 second

sf.org.num.metric

gauge

Number of unique metrics across all MTS.

Dimension(s): orgId

Data Resolution: 15 minutes

sf.org.num.metrictimeseries

gauge

Number of metric time series (MTS) available to be visualized in charts and detectors.

Dimension(s): orgId

Data Resolution: 15 minutes

sf.org.num.migrationmarker

n/a

While you may see this metric in your organization, it is for SignalFx internal use only.

sf.org.num.namedtoken

gauge

Number of organization access tokens, including disabled tokens.

Dimension(s): orgId

Data Resolution: 15 minutes

sf.org.num.navigator

gauge

Number of options available in the sidebar in the Infrastructure Navigator.

Dimension(s): orgId

Data Resolution: 15 minutes

sf.org.num.notifications

n/a

While you may see this metric in your organization, it is for SignalFx internal use only.

sf.org.num.orgpreference

n/a

While you may see this metric in your organization, it is for SignalFx internal use only.

sf.org.num.orguser

gauge

Total number of members and admins associated with an organization; includes invited users who have not yet logged in.

Dimension(s): orgId

Data Resolution: 15 minutes

sf.org.num.page

gauge

Total number of dashboard groups; includes user, custom, and built-in dashboard groups.

Dimension(s): orgId

Data Resolution: 15 minutes

sf.org.num.property

gauge

Number of properties; includes only properties you have created, not dimensions. For the latter, use sf.org.num.dimension.

Dimension(s): orgId

Data Resolution: 15 minutes

sf.org.num.service

n/a

While you may see this metric in your organization, it is for SignalFx internal use only.

sf.org.num.shareablesnapshot

n/a

While you may see this metric in your organization, it is for SignalFx internal use only.

sf.org.num.source

n/a

While you may see this metric in your organization, it is for SignalFx internal use only.

sf.org.num.tag

gauge

Number of tags available for use.

Dimension(s): orgId

Data Resolution: 15 minutes

sf.org.num.team

gauge

Number of teams in the organization.

Dimension(s): orgId

Data Resolution: 15 minutes

sf.org.num.teammember

gauge

Number of users that are members of teams; can be greater than the total number of users. For example, if team A has 30 members and team B has 20 members, the value is 50 even if there are only 30 members in the org.

Dimension(s): orgId

Data Resolution: 15 minutes

sf.org.numActiveTimeSeries

gauge

Total number of metric time series (MTS) currently active in the organization. (Use sf.org.numInactiveTimeSeries to see how many MTS are not active.)

Dimension(s): orgId

Data Resolution: 1 second

sf.org.numAddDatapointCalls

counter

Number of calls to send datapoints to SignalFx.

Dimension(s): orgId

Data Resolution: 1 second

sf.org.numAddDatapointCallsByToken

counter

One value per token; number of calls to send datapoints to SignalFx.

Dimension(s): orgId, tokenId

Data Resolution: 1 second

Note that the sum of all the values may be less than the value of sf.org.numAddDatapointCalls. For an explanation, see About ByToken metrics.

sf.org.numAddEventsCalls

counter

Number of calls to send custom events to SignalFx.

Dimension(s): orgId

Data Resolution: 1 second

sf.org.numAddEventsCallsByToken

counter

One value per token; number of calls to send custom events to SignalFx.

Dimension(s): orgId, tokenId

Data Resolution: 1 second

Note that the sum of all the values may be less than the value of sf.org.numAddEventsCalls. For an explanation, see About ByToken metrics.

sf.org.numBackfillCalls

counter

One value per metric type, each representing the number of times a backfill API call was used to send metrics to SignalFx.

Dimension(s): category, orgId

Data Resolution: 1 second

You can have up to three MTS for this metric; each MTS is sent with a dimension named category with a value of Counter, Cumulative Counter, or Gauge. For more information, see About “per metric type” metrics.

sf.org.numBackfillCallsByToken

counter

One value per metric type per token, each representing the number of times a backfill API call was used to send metrics to SignalFx.

Dimension(s): category, orgId, tokenId

Data Resolution: 1 second

You can have up to three MTS associated with each token; each MTS is sent with a dimension named category with a value of Counter, Cumulative Counter, or Gauge. For more information, see About “per metric type” metrics.

Note that the sum of all the values may be less than the value of sf.org.numBackfillCalls. For an explanation, see About ByToken metrics.

sf.org.numCustomMetrics

counter

Number of custom metrics monitored by SignalFx.

Dimension(s): orgId

Data Resolution: 10 minutes

sf.org.numCustomMetricsByToken

counter

One value per token; number of custom metrics monitored by SignalFx.

Dimension(s): orgId, tokenId

Data Resolution: 10 minutes

Note that the sum of all the values may be less than the value of sf.org.numCustomMetrics. For an explanation, see About ByToken metrics.

sf.org.numDatapointsBackfilled

counter

One value per metric type, each representing the number of datapoints that were sent using a backfill API.

Dimension(s): category, orgId

Data Resolution: 1 second

You can have up to three MTS for this metric; each MTS is sent with a dimension named category with a value of Counter, Cumulative Counter, or Gauge. For more information, see About “per metric type” metrics.

sf.org.numDatapointsBackfilledByToken

counter

One value per metric type per token, each representing the number of datapoints that were sent using a backfill API.

Dimension(s): category, orgId, tokenId

Data Resolution: 1 second

You can have up to three MTS associated with each token; each MTS is sent with a dimension named category with a value of Counter, Cumulative Counter, or Gauge. For more information, see About “per metric type” metrics.

Note that the sum of all the values may be less than the value of sf.org.numDatapointsBackfilled. For an explanation, see About ByToken metrics.

sf.org.numDatapointsDroppedExceededQuota

counter

Total number of new datapoints you sent to SignalFx but that SignalFx didn’t accept, because your organization exceeded its subscription limit.

For more information on how SignalFx processes incoming data when subscription limits are exceeded, see this FAQ.

Dimension(s): orgId

Data Resolution: 1 second

sf.org.numDatapointsDroppedExceededQuotaByToken

counter

One value per token; number of new datapoints you sent to SignalFx but that SignalFx didn’t accept, because your organization exceeded its subscription limit.

For more information on how SignalFx processes incoming data when subscription limits are exceeded, see this FAQ.

Dimension(s): orgId, tokenId

Data Resolution: 1 second

Note that the sum of all the values may be less than the value of sf.org.numDatapointsDroppedExceededQuota. For an explanation, see About ByToken metrics.

sf.org.numDatapointsDroppedInTimeout

n/a

While you may see this metric in your organization, it is for SignalFx internal use only.

sf.org.numDatapointsDroppedInTimeoutByToken

n/a

While you may see this metric in your organization, it is for SignalFx internal use only.

sf.org.numDatapointsDroppedThrottle

counter

Total number of datapoints you sent to SignalFx but that SignalFx didn’t accept, because your organization significantly exceeded its DPM limit.

Note that unlike sf.org.numDatapointsDroppedExceededQuota, this metric represents datapoints for both existing and new MTS. In other words, if your organization is being throttled, SignalFx is not accepting any data at all. Contact support to determine how to rectify this issue.

Dimension(s): orgId

Data Resolution: 1 second

sf.org.numDatapointsDroppedThrottleByToken

counter

One value per token; number of datapoints you sent to SignalFx but that SignalFx didn’t accept, because your organization significantly exceeded its DPM limit.

Note that unlike sf.org.numDatapointsDroppedExceededQuotaByToken, this metric represents datapoints for both existing and new MTS. In other words, if your organization is being throttled, SignalFx is not accepting any data at all. Contact support to determine how to rectify this issue.

Dimension(s): orgId, tokenId

Data Resolution: 1 second

Note that the sum of all the values may be less than the value of sf.org.numDatapointsDroppedThrottle. For an explanation, see About ByToken metrics.

sf.org.numDatapointsReceived

counter

One value per metric type, each representing the number of datapoints SignalFx received and processed.

The sum of the values represents the total number of datapoints you sent to SignalFx minus any datapoints that were not accepted due to limits exceeded.

Dimension(s): category, orgId

Data Resolution: 1 second

You can have up to three MTS for this metric; each MTS is sent with a dimension named category with a value of Counter, Cumulative Counter, or Gauge. For more information, see About “per metric type” metrics.

sf.org.numDatapointsReceivedByToken

counter

One value per metric type per token, each representing the number of datapoints SignalFx received and processed.

The sum of the values for a token represents the total number of datapoints you sent to SignalFx minus any datapoints that were not accepted due to limits exceeded.

Dimension(s): category, orgId, tokenId

Data Resolution: 1 second

You can have up to three MTS per token for this metric; each MTS is sent with a dimension named category with a value of Counter, Cumulative Counter, or Gauge. For more information, see About “per metric type” metrics.

Note that the sum of all the values may be less than the value of sf.org.numDatapointsReceived. For an explanation, see About ByToken metrics.

sf.org.numEventTimeSeriesCreated

counter

Total number of event time series (ETS) created. For MTS values, see sf.org.numMetricTimeSeriesCreated.

Dimension(s): orgId

Data Resolution: 1 second

sf.org.numEventTimeSeriesCreatedByToken

counter

One value per token; number of event time series (ETS) created. For MTS values, see sf.org.numMetricTimeSeriesCreatedByToken.

Dimension(s): orgId, tokenId

Data Resolution: 1 second

Note that the sum of all the values may be less than the value of sf.org.numEventTimeSeriesCreated. For an explanation, see About ByToken metrics.

sf.org.numEventsDroppedThrottle

counter

Number of custom events you sent to SignalFx but that SignalFx didn’t accept, because your organization exceeded its per-minute limit.

Dimension(s): orgId

Data Resolution: 1 second

sf.org.numEventsDroppedThrottleByToken

counter

One value per token; number of custom events you sent to SignalFx but that SignalFx didn’t accept, because your organization significantly exceeded its per-minute limit.

Dimension(s): orgId, tokenId

Data Resolution: 1 second

Note that the sum of all the values may be less than the value of sf.org.numEventsDroppedThrottle. For an explanation, see About ByToken metrics.

sf.org.numEventsIngested

counter

Number of custom events received by SignalFx through the /event POST API.

Dimension(s): orgId, category

Data Resolution: 1 second

sf.org.numEventsIngestedByToken

counter

One value per token; number of custom events received by SignalFx through the /event POST API

Dimension(s): orgId, tokenId, category

Data Resolution: 1 second

Note that the sum of all the values may be less than the value of sf.org.numEventsIngested. For an explanation, see About ByToken metrics.

sf.org.numEventsReceived

n/a

While you may see this metric in your organization, it is for SignalFx internal use only.

sf.org.numEventsReceivedByToken

n/a

While you may see this metric in your organization, it is for SignalFx internal use only.

sf.org.numHighResolutionMetrics

counter

Number of high resolution metrics monitored by SignalFx.

Dimension(s): orgId

Data Resolution: 10 minutes

sf.org.numHighResolutionMetricsByToken

counter

One value per token; number of high resolution metrics monitored by SignalFx.

Dimension(s): orgId, tokenId

Data Resolution: 10 minutes

Note that the sum of all the values may be less than the value of sf.org.numHighResolutionMetrics. For an explanation, see About ByToken metrics.

sf.org.numInactiveTimeSeries

gauge

Total number of previously active metric time series (MTS) that are no longer active. (Use sf.org.numActiveTimeSeries to see how many MTS are active.)

Dimension(s): orgId

Data Resolution: 1 second

sf.org.numLimitedEventTimeSeriesCreateCalls

counter

Number of event time series (ETS) SignalFx was unable to create, because you have exceeded the maximum number of ETS allowed.

Dimension(s): orgId

Data Resolution: 1 second

sf.org.numLimitedEventTimeSeriesCreateCallsByToken

counter

One value per token, each representing the number of event time series (ETS) SignalFx was unable to create, because you have exceeded the maximum number of ETS allowed.

Dimension(s): category, orgId, tokenId

Data Resolution: 1 second

Note that the sum of all the values may be less than the value of sf.org.numLimitedEventTimeSeriesCreateCalls. For an explanation, see About ByToken metrics.

sf.org.numLimitedMetricTimeSeriesCreateCalls

counter

One value per metric type, each representing the number of metric time series (MTS) not sent to SignalFx because you’ve reached your maximum active MTS allowed.

Dimension(s): category, orgId

Data Resolution: 1 second

You can have up to three MTS for this metric; each MTS is sent with a dimension named category with a value of Counter, Cumulative Counter, or Gauge. For more information, see About “per metric type” metrics.

sf.org.numLimitedMetricTimeSeriesCreateCallsByToken

counter

One value per metric type per token, each representing the number of metric time series (MTS) not sent to SignalFx because you’ve reached your maximum active MTS allowed.

Dimension(s): category, orgId, tokenId

Data Resolution: 1 second

You can have up to three MTS associated with each token; each MTS is sent with a dimension named category with a value of Counter, Cumulative Counter, or Gauge. For more information, see About “per metric type” metrics.

Note that the sum of all the values may be less than the value of sf.org.numLimitedMetricTimeSeriesCreateCalls. For an explanation, see About ByToken metrics.

sf.org.numMappingsAdded

n/a

While you may see this metric in your organization, it is for SignalFx internal use only.

sf.org.numMappingsAddedByToken

n/a

While you may see this metric in your organization, it is for SignalFx internal use only.

sf.org.numMetadataWrites

n/a

While you may see this metric in your organization, it is for SignalFx internal use only.

sf.org.numMetadataWritesByToken

n/a

While you may see this metric in your organization, it is for SignalFx internal use only.

sf.org.numMetadataWritesThrottled

n/a

While you may see this metric in your organization, it is for SignalFx internal use only.

sf.org.numMetadataWrttesThrottledByToken

n/a

While you may see this metric in your organization, it is for SignalFx internal use only.

sf.org.numMetricTimeSeriesCreated

counter

Dimension(s): category, orgId

Data Resolution: 5 seconds

One value per metric type, each representing the number of metric time series (MTS) created of that type.

You can have up to three MTS for this metric; each MTS is sent with a dimension named category with a value of Counter, Cumulative Counter, or Gauge. For more information, see About “per metric type” metrics.

sf.org.numMetricTimeSeriesCreatedByToken

counter

Dimension(s): category, orgId, tokenId

Data Resolution: 5 seconds

One value per metric type per token, each representing the number of metric time series (MTS) created of that type.

You can have up to three MTS associated with each token; each MTS is sent with a dimension named category with a value of Counter, Cumulative Counter, or Gauge. For more information, see About “per metric type” metrics.

Note that the sum of all the values may be less than the value of sf.org.numMetricTimeSeriesCreated. For an explanation, see About ByToken metrics.

sf.org.numNewDimensions

counter

The number of new dimensions (key:value pairs) created.

Data Resolution: 5 minutes

sf.org.numNewDimensionsByName

counter

The number of new dimensions created for each unique dimension name (key from key:value pair). Only the top 100 dimension names (by number of dimensions created) are included, in addition to dimension name sf_metric, which is always included.

Data Resolution: 5 minutes

sf.org.numPropertyLimitedMetricTimeSeriesCreateCalls

counter

Number of metric time series (MTS) SignalFx was unable to create because you reached your maximum number of unique dimension names.

Dimension(s): orgId

Data Resolution: 1 second

sf.org.numPropertyLimitedMetricTimeSeriesCreateCallsByToken

counter

One value per token; number of metric time series (MTS) SignalFx was unable to create because you reached your maximum number of unique dimension names.

Dimension(s): orgId, tokenId

Data Resolution: 1 second

Note that the sum of all the values may be less than the value of sf.org.numPropertyLimitedMetricTimeSeriesCreateCalls. For an explanation, see About ByToken metrics.

sf.org.numResourcesMonitored

counter

Number of hosts or containers that are being monitored.

The resourceType dimension indicates whether the value represents hosts or containers.

Dimension(s): orgId, resourceType

Data Resolution: 10 minutes

sf.org.numResourcesMonitoredByToken

counter

One value per token; number of hosts or containers that are being monitored. This metric will not be created until a host or container actually starts sending a host or container metric.

The resourceType dimension indicates whether the value represents hosts or containers.

Dimension(s): orgId, resourceType, tokenId

Data Resolution: 10 minutes

Note that the sum of all the values may be less than the value of sf.org.numResourcesMonitored. For an explanation, see About ByToken metrics.

sf.org.numRestCalls

counter

Number of REST calls made to the SignalFx API.

Dimension(s): orgId

Data Resolution: 1 second

sf.org.numRestCallsByToken

counter

One value per token; number of REST calls made to the SignalFx API.

Dimension(s): orgId, tokenId

Data Resolution: 1 second

Note that the sum of all the values may be less than the value of sf.org.numRestCalls. For an explanation, see About ByToken metrics.

sf.org.numRestCallsThrottled

counter

Number of REST calls you made to the SignalFx API that were not accepted by SignalFx, because your organization significantly exceeded its per-minute limit.

Dimension(s): orgId

Data Resolution: 1 second

sf.org.numRestCallsThrottledByToken

counter

One value per token; number of REST calls you made to the SignalFx API that were not accepted by SignalFx, because your organization significantly exceeded its per-minute limit.

Dimension(s): orgId, tokenId

Data Resolution: 1 second

Note that the sum of all the values may be less than the value of sf.org.numRestCallsThrottled. For an explanation, see About ByToken metrics.

sf.org.numThrottledEventTimeSeriesCreateCalls

counter

Total number of event time series (ETS) SignalFx was unable to create, because you significantly exceeded your per-minute event creation limit.

Dimension(s): orgId

Data Resolution: 1 second

sf.org.numThrottledEventTimeSeriesCreateCallsByToken

counter

One value per token; number of event time series (ETS) SignalFx was unable to create because you significantly exceeded your per-minute event creation limit.

Dimension(s): orgId, tokenId

Data Resolution: 1 second

Note that the sum of all the values may be less than the value of sf.org.numThrottledEventTimeSeriesCreateCalls. For an explanation, see About ByToken metrics.

sf.org.numThrottledMetricTimeSeriesCreateCalls

counter

Number of metric time series (MTS) SignalFx was unable to create because you significantly exceeded your per-minute or per-hour MTS creation limit.

Dimension(s): orgId

Data Resolution: 1 second

sf.org.numThrottledMetricTimeSeriesCreateCallsByToken

counter

Per token number of metric time series (MTS) SignalFx was unable to create because your organization significantly exceeded its per-minute or per-hour MTS creation limit.

Dimension(s): orgId, tokenId

Data Resolution: 1 second

Note that the sum of all the values may be less than the value of sf.org.numThrottledMetricTimeSeriesCreateCalls. For an explanation, see About ByToken metrics.

sf.org.numUniqueNamesInNewDimensions

counter

The number of unique dimension names (keys) in all new dimensions (key:value pairs) created.

Data Resolution: 5 minutes

sf.org.subscription.activeTimeSeries

gauge

Maximum number of active metric time series (MTS).

Data Resolution: 15 minutes

sf.org.subscription.datapointsPerMinute

gauge

Maximum number of datapoints per minute (DPM) SignalFx will process and store.

Data Resolution: 15 minutes

sf.org.ui.num.pagevisits

n/a

While you may see this metric in your organization, it is for SignalFx internal use only.