The Stats Collector Plugin controls the metrics used by the StatsD monitoring endpoint.
To send metrics with the StatsD monitoring endpoint, enable the Stats Collector Plugin and configure the plugin to indicate which metrics to send.
Examples of metrics you can send are:
- Busy worker thread count
- Garbage collection statistics
- Host system metrics such as CPU and memory
For a list of available metrics, use the interactive dsconfig menu for the Stats Collector Plugin or in the Administrative Console, edit the Stats Collector plugin, as explained in the second example.
To enable and configure the Stats Collector Plugin, use either of the
- To use the command-line, run dsconfig with the
This example enables the Stats Collector Plugin to send host CPU metric, memory metrics, and server status metrics using dsconfig.
dsconfig set-plugin-prop \ --plugin-name "Stats Collector" \ --set enabled:true \ --set host-info:cpu \ --set host-info:disk \ --set status-summary-info:basicNote:
If you are not using Data Metrics Server to monitor your server, you can disable the generation of some metrics files that are not necessary for the StatsD Monitoring Endpoint. To do this, set the
generate-collector-filesproperty on the Stats Collector Plugin to
- To use the Administrative Console:
- From the Administrative Console, click Show Advanced Configuration.
- In the LDAP (Administration and Monitoring) section, click Plugin Root.
- Edit the Stats Collector plugin and select the configuration options to indicate which metrics to send.
- To use the command-line, run dsconfig with the set-plugin-prop option.
After you enable the Stats Collector and create the StatsD monitoring endpoint, you can:
- Use the data with Splunk, as explained in Sending Metrics to Splunk with StatsD.
- Configure other tools that support StatsD, such as CloudWatch or a Prometheus StatsD exporter, to use the data. For more information about this configuration, see your tool's StatsD documentation.