TiDB Monitoring FAQs
This document summarizes the FAQs related to TiDB monitoring.
- For details of Prometheus monitoring framework, see Overview of the Monitoring Framework.
- For details of key metrics of monitoring, see Key Metrics.
Is there a better way of monitoring the key metrics?
The monitoring system of TiDB consists of Prometheus and Grafana. From the dashboard in Grafana, you can monitor various running metrics of TiDB which include the monitoring metrics of system resources, of client connection and SQL operation, of internal communication and Region scheduling. With these metrics, the database administrator can better understand the system running status, running bottlenecks and so on. In the practice of monitoring these metrics, we list the key metrics of each TiDB component. Generally you only need to pay attention to these common metrics. For details, see official documentation.
The Prometheus monitoring data is deleted every 15 days by default. Could I set it to two months or delete the monitoring data manually?
Yes. Find the startup script on the machine where Prometheus is started, edit the startup parameter and restart Prometheus.
Region Health monitor
In TiDB 2.0, Region health is monitored in the PD metric monitoring page, in which the
Region Health monitoring item shows the statistics of all the Region replica status.
miss means shortage of replicas and
extra means the extra replica exists. In addition,
Region Health also shows the isolation level by
level-1 means the Region replicas are isolated physically in the first
label level. All the Regions are in
location label is not configured.
What is the meaning of
selectsimplefull in Statement Count monitor?
It means full table scan but the table might be a small system table.
What is the difference between
Statement OPS in the monitor?
QPS statistics is about all the SQL statements, including
Statement OPS statistics is only about applications related SQL statements, including
insert, therefore the
Statement OPS statistics matches the applications better.