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JMX Metrics

Overview

GridGain exposes a large number of metrics useful for monitoring your cluster or application. Generally, you can use JMX and some sort of monitoring tool, such as JConsole, or GridGain Web Console to access these metrics via JMX. You can also access them programmatically.

On this page, we collected the most useful metrics and grouped them into various common categories based on the monitoring task.

Understanding MBean’s ObjectName

Every JMX Mbean has an ObjectName. The ObjectName is used to identify the bean. The ObjectName consists of a domain and a list of key properties, and can be represented as a string as follows:

domain: key1 = value1 , key2 = value2

All GridGain metrics have the same domain: org.apache<.classloaderId> where the classloader ID is optional (omitted if you set IGNITE_MBEAN_APPEND_CLASS_LOADER_ID=false). In addition, each metric has two properties: group and name. For example:

org.apache:group=SPIs,name=TcpDiscoverySpi

This MBean provides various metrics related to node discovery.

The MBean ObjectName can be used to identify the bean in UI tools like JConsole. For example, JConsole displays MBeans in a tree-like structure where all beans are first grouped by domain and then by the 'group' property:

jconsole


Monitoring Amount of Data

If you do not use Native persistence (i.e. all your data is kept in memory), you would want to monitor RAM usage. If you do use Native persistence, in addition to RAM, you should monitor the size of the data storage on disk.

The size of the data loaded into a node is available at different levels of aggregation. You can monitor for:

  • the total size of the data the node keeps on disk or in RAM. This amount is the sum of the size of each configured data region (in the simplest case, only the default data region) plus the sizes of the system data regions.

  • the size of a specific data region on that node. The data region size is the sum of sizes of all cache groups.

  • the size of a specific cache/cache group on that node including the backup partitions.

Those metrics can be enabled/disabled for each level separately and are exposed via different JMX beans listed below.

Allocated Space vs. Actual Size of Data

There is no way to get the exact size of the data (neither in RAM nor on disk). Instead, there are two ways to estimate it.

You can get the size of the space allocated for storing the data. (The "space" here refers either to space in RAM or on disk depending on whether you use Native persistence or not.) Space is allocated when the size of the storage gets full and more entries are added. However, when you remove entries from caches, the space is not deallocated. It is reused when new entries need to be added to the storage on subsequent write operations. The allocated size is available at the level of data storage, data region, and cache group metrics. The metric is called TotalAllocatedSize.

You can also get an estimate of the actual size of the data by multiplying the number of data pages in use by the fill factor. The fill factor is the ratio of size of data in a page to the page size averaged over all pages. The number of pages in use and the fill factor are available at the level of data region metrics.

Add up the estimated size of all data regions to get the estimated total amount of data on the node.

Monitoring Memory

The amount of data in RAM can be monitored for each data region through the following MBeans:

Mbean’s Object Name:
group=DataRegionMetrics,name=<Data Region name>
Attribute Type Description Scope

PagesFillFactor

float

The average size of data in pages as a ratio of the page size. When Native persistence is enabled, this metric only applicable to the persistent storage (i.e. pages on disk).

Node

TotalUsedPages

long

The number of data pages that are currently in use. When Native persistence is enabled, this metric only applicable to the persistent storage (i.e. pages on disk).

Node

PhysicalMemoryPages

long

The number of the allocated pages in RAM.

Node

PhysicalMemorySize

long

The size of the allocated space in RAM in bytes.

Node

If you have multiple data regions, add up the sizes of all data regions to get the total size of the data on the node.

Monitoring Storage Size

Persistent storage, when enabled, saves all application data on disk. The total amount of data each node keeps on disk consists of the persistent storage (application data), the WAL files and WAL Archive files.

Persistent Storage Size

To monitor the size of the persistent storage on disk, use the following metrics:

Mbean’s Object Name:
group="Persistent Store",name=DataStorageMetrics
Attribute Type Description Scope

TotalAllocatedSize

long

The size of the space allocated on disk for the entire data storage (in bytes). Note that when Native persistence is disabled, this metric shows the total size of the allocated space in RAM.

Node

WalTotalSize

long

Total size of the WAL files in bytes, including the WAL archive files.

Node

WalArchiveSegments

int

The number of WAL segments in the archive.

Node

Operation Description

enableMetrics

Enable collection of metrics related to the persistent storage at runtime.

disableMetrics

Disable metrics collection.

Data Region Size

For each configured data region, GridGain creates a separate JMX Bean that exposes specific information about the region. Metrics collection for data regions are disabled by default. You can enable it in the data region configuration, or via JMX at runtime (see the Bean’s operations below).

The size of the data region on a node comprises the size of all partitions (including backup partitions) that this node owns for all caches in that data region.

Data region metrics are available in the following MBean:

Mbean’s Object Name:
group=DataRegionMetrics,name=<Data Region name>
Attribute Type Description Scope

TotalAllocatedSize

long

The size of the space allocated for this data region (in bytes). Note that when Native persistence is disabled, this metric shows the total size of the allocated space in RAM.

Node

PagesFillFactor

float

The average amount of data in pages as a ratio of the page size.

Node

TotalUsedPages

long

The number of data pages that are currently in use.

Node

PhysicalMemoryPages

long

The number of data pages in this data region held in RAM.

Node

PhysicalMemorySize

long

The size of the allocated space in RAM in bytes.

Node

Operation Description

enableMetrics

Enable metrics collection for this data region.

disableMetrics

Disable metrics collection for this data region.

Cache Group Size

If you don’t use cache groups, each cache will be its own group. There is a separate JMX bean for each cache group. The name of the bean corresponds to the name of the group.

Mbean’s Object Name:
group="Cache groups",name=<Cache group name>
Attribute Type Description Scope

TotalAllocatedSize

long

The amount of space allocated for the cache group on this node.

Node

Monitoring Checkpointing Operations

Checkpointing may slow down cluster operations. You may want to monitor how much time each checkpoint operation takes, so that you can tune the properties that affect checkpointing. You may also want to monitor disk performance to see if the slow-down is caused by external reasons.

See Pages Writes Throttling and Checkpointing Buffer Size for performance tips.

Mbean’s Object Name:
group="Persistent Store",name=DataStorageMetrics
Attribute Type Description Scope

DirtyPages

long

The number of pages in memory that have been changed but not yet synchronized to disk. Those will be written to disk during next checkpoint.

Node

LastCheckpointDuration

long

The time in milliseconds it took to create the last checkpoint.

Node

CheckpointBufferSize

long

The size of the checkpointing buffer.

Global

Monitoring Rebalancing

Rebalancing is a process of moving partitions between the cluster nodes so that the data is always distributed in a balanced manner. Rebalancing is triggered when a new node joins or an existing node leaves the cluster.

If you have multiple caches, they will be rebalanced sequentially. There are a number of metrics that you can use to monitor the progress of the rebalancing process for a specific cache.

Mbean’s Object Name:
group=<cache name>,name=org.apache.ignite.internal.processors.cache.CacheLocalMetricsMXBeanImpl
Attribute Type Description Scope

RebalancingStartTime

long

This metric shows the time when rebalancing of local partitions started for the cache. This metric will return 0 if the local partitions do not participate in the rebalancing. The time is returned in milliseconds.

Node

EstimatedRebalancingFinishTime

long

Expected time of completion of the rebalancing process.

Node

KeysToRebalanceLeft

long

The number of keys on the current node that remain to be rebalanced. You can monitor this metric to learn when the rebalancing process finishes.

Node

Monitoring Topology

Topology refers to the set of nodes in a cluster. There are a number of metrics that expose the information about the topology of the cluster. If the topology changes too frequently or has a size that is different from what you expect, you may want to look into whether there are network problems.

Mbean’s Object Name:
group=Kernal,name=ClusterMetricsMXBeanImpl
Attribute Type Description Scope

TotalServerNodes

long

The number of server nodes in the cluster.

Global

TotalClientNodes

long

The number of client nodes in the cluster.

Global

TotalBaselineNodes

long

The number of nodes that are registered in the baseline topology. When a node goes down, it remains registered in the baseline topology and you need to remote it manually.

Global

ActiveBaselineNodes

long

The number of nodes that are in the baseline topology right now.

Global

Mbean’s Object Name:
group=SPIs,name=TcpDiscoverySpi
Attribute Type Description Scope

Coordinator

String

The node ID of the current coordinator node.

Global

CoordinatorNodeFormatted

String

Detailed information about the coordinator node.

TcpDiscoveryNode [id=e07ad289-ff5b-4a73-b3d4-d323a661b6d4,
consistentId=fa65ff2b-e7e2-4367-96d9-fd0915529c25,
addrs=[0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1%lo, 127.0.0.1, 172.25.4.200],
sockAddrs=[itds-node2.gridgain.local/172.25.4.200:47500,
/0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1%lo:47500, /127.0.0.1:47500], discPort=47500,
order=2, intOrder=2, lastExchangeTime=1568187777249, loc=false,
ver=8.7.5#20190520-sha1:d159cd7a, isClient=false]

Global

Monitoring Caches

Cache-related metrics. For each cache, GridGain will create two JMX MBean that will expose the metrics specific to the cache. One MBean shows claster-wide information about the cache such as total number of entries in the cache. The other MBean shows local information about the cache such as the number of entries of the cache that are located on the node.

Global Cache Mbean’s Object Name:
group=<Cache_Name>,name="org.apache.ignite.internal.processors.cache.CacheClusterMetricsMXBeanImpl"`
Attribute Type Description Scope

CacheSize

long

The total number of entries in the cache across all nodes.

Global

Local Cache Mbean’s Object Name:
group=<Cache Name>,name="org.apache.ignite.internal.processors.cache.CacheLocalMetricsMXBeanImpl"
Attribute Type Description Scope

CacheSize

long

The number of entries of the cache that are stored on the local node.

Node

Monitoring Transactions

Metrics related to transactions. Note that if a transaction spans multiple nodes (the keys that are changed as a result of the transaction execution are located on multiple nodes), the counters will increase on each nodes. For example, the 'TransactionsCommittedNumber' counter will increase on each node where the keys affected by the transaction are stored.

Mbean’s Object Name:
group=TransactionMetrics,name=TransactionMetricsMxBeanImpl
Attribute Type Description Scope

LockedKeysNumber

long

The number of keys locked on the node.

Node

TransactionsCommittedNumber

long

The number of transactions that have been committed on the node

Node

TransactionsRolledBackNumber

long

The number of transactions that were rolled back.

Node

OwnerTransactionsNumber

long

The number of transactions initiated on the node.

Node

TransactionsHoldingLockNumber

long

The number of open transactions that hold a lock on at least one key on the node.

Node

Monitoring Data Center Replication

Monitoring Client Connections

Metrics related to JDBC/ODBC or thin client connections.

Mbean’s Object Name:
group=Clients,name=ClientListenerProcessor
Attribute Type Description Scope

Connections

java.util.List<String>

A list of strings, each string containing information about a connection:

JdbcClient [id=4294967297, user=<anonymous>,
rmtAddr=127.0.0.1:39264, locAddr=127.0.0.1:10800]

Node

Operation Description

dropConnection (id)

Disconnect a specific client.

dropAllConnections

Disconect all clients.

Monitoring Message Queues

When thread pools queues' are growing, it means that the node cannot keep up with the load or there was an error processing messages in the queue. Continuous growth of the queue size can lead to OOM errors.

Communication Message Queue

The queue of outgoing communication messages contains communication messages that are waiting to be sent to other nodes. If the size is growing, it means there is a problem.

Mbean’s Object Name:
group=SPIs,name=TcpCommunicationSpi
Attribute Type Description Scope

OutboundMessagesQueueSize

int

The size of the queue of outgoing communication messages.

Node

Discovery Messages Queue

The queue of discovery messages.

Mbean’s Object Name:
group=SPIs,name=TcpDiscoverySpi
Attribute Type Description Scope

MessageWorkerQueueSize

int

The size of the queue of discovery messages that are waiting to be sent to other nodes.

Node

AvgMessageProcessingTime

long

Average message processing time.

Node