All Ping Identity servers expose performance data through the
cn=monitor distinguished name (DN).
Performance issues occur when data is read, either directly by an LDAP client, or by enabling either the Stats Logger or Stats Collector plugins.
The Stats Logger plugin reads the configured monitors and writes the resulting values to a
.csv file. The Stats Collector plugin also reads the
configured monitors and writes the resulting values to a .csv
file, but this file is made available for LDAP clients in
cn=metrics DN. The Stats Collector .csv
files are suitable for use by the PingDataMetrics server, and contain one metric
value per line.
The Stats Logger and the Stats Collector plugins are both disabled by default. When enabled, each of these plugins adds an approximate 3% CPU utilization penalty, plus a negligible amount of disk I/O and Java virtual machine (JVM) heap usage.
$ bin/dsconfig set-plugin-prop --plugin-name "Stats Collector" \ --set enabled:true
monitored-serverstool enables the Stats Collector plugin on the monitored server.