CouchDB

CouchDB server monitoring in Dynatrace provides a cluster overview and all relevant nodes metrics.

If your CouchDB installation is underperforming or a problem occurs, Dynatrace lets you know immediately and shows you which nodes are affected. You can then drill down into the metrics of individual nodes to find the root causes of problems and potential bottlenecks.

Prerequisites

  • CouchDB user with access to /_stats resource
  • Linux or Windows OS
  • CouchDB 1.5.0+

Also, we recommend that you install OneAgent on all CouchDB nodes.

Enabling CouchDB monitoring globally

With CouchDB monitoring enabled globally, Dynatrace automatically collects CouchDB metrics whenever a new host running CouchDB is detected in your environment.

  1. In the navigation menu, select Settings.
  2. Select Monitoring > Monitored technologies.
  3. On the Supported technologies tab, find the CouchDB entry and click in the Edit column to expand the row.
  4. Set the User and Password. This user must have access to /_stats.
  5. Set the Port. The default port is 5984.
  6. Click Save.
  7. Set the Global monitoring switch for CouchDB to the On position.
    CouchDB monitoring is enabled globally.

Enabling CouchDB monitoring for individual hosts

Dynatrace provides the option of enabling CouchDB monitoring for specific hosts rather than globally.

  1. If CouchDB monitoring is currently switched on, switch it off: go to Settings > Monitoring > Monitored technologies and set the CouchDB switch to the Off position.
  2. In the navigation menu, select Hosts.
  3. Find the host you want to configure. Use the filter at the top of the list to help you locate the host.
  4. Click the host to open the host page.
  5. In the host menu ("..."), select Edit to open the Host settings page.
  6. In the Monitored technologies list, find the CouchDB row and set the Monitoring switch to the On position. CouchDB monitoring is enabled for the selected host.

To view CouchDB monitoring insights

  1. In the navigation menu, select Technologies.
  2. Click the Apache CouchDB tile.
  3. To view cluster metrics, locate the CouchDB process group in the Process group table at the bottom and click in the Details column to expand that row.
  4. Click the Process group details button in the expanded row to see details.
  5. On the Process group details page, select the Technology-specific metrics tab to view relevant cluster charts and metrics. Each metric is plotted against the number of process group instances.
  6. Select the Log files tab to list links to relevant log files in the Log viewer.

CouchDB node metrics

To display CouchDB node metrics:

  1. Select a node from the Process list on the Process group details page.
  2. Click the CouchDB metrics tab to see metric charts.
    • Requests let's you know how the node is performing.
      • An above-average Maximum request time may indicate that you have some slow requests.
      • An increased Average response time while the number of requests remains stable indicates a performance problem.
    • HTTP status codes charts aggregated HTTP status codes over time.
  3. Select the Further details tab to check HTTP status codes and metrics.
    • The CouchDB tab charts:
      • Database I/O
      • Open databases/files
    • The Httpd tabcharts:
      • Request methods
      • Requests by type
  4. To return to the cluster level, expand the Properties section of the CouchDB Process page and select the cluster.
  5. To see more CouchDB monitoring metrics, select the Further details tab on individual Process pages.

Metrics

Cluster metrics

On the Process group details page, select the Technology-specific metrics tab to view charts for these metrics. Each metric is plotted against the number of process group instances.

Metric Description
Authentication cache hits Number of authentication cache hits.
Authentication cache misses Number of authentication cache misses.
Bulk requests Number of bulk requests.
Database reads Number of times a document was read from a database.
Database writes Number of times a database was changed.
Open OS files Number of file descriptors CouchDB has open.
Open databases Number of open databases.
Request time
Requests Overall number of HTTP requests.
Temporary view reads Number of requests to the temporary view indexes.
View reads Number of requests to the view indexes.
http 2xx Aggregated number of HTTP 2xx responses.
http 3xx Aggregated number of HTTP 3xx responses.
http 4xx Aggregated number of HTTP 4xx responses.
http 5xx Aggregated number of HTTP 5xx responses.

CouchDB metrics tab

On the Process group details page, click the CouchDB metrics tab to display charts of these key metrics.

Requests chart

Metric Description
Average request time Average request time.
Maximum request time Maximum request time
Requests Requests.

HTTP status codes chart

Metric Description
2xx Aggregated number of HTTP 2xx responses.
3xx Aggregated number of HTTP 3xx responses.
4xx Aggregated number of HTTP 4xx responses.
5xx Aggregated number of HTTP 5xx responses.

Further details tab

Select the Further details tab to check HTTP status codes and metrics.

Database I/O chart

Metric Description
Reads Number of times a document was read from a database.
Writes Number of times a database was changed.

Open databases/files chart

Metric Description
Open databases Number of open databases.
Open OS files Number of file descriptors CouchDB has open.

Request methods chart

Metric Description
Requests Overall number of HTTP requests.
COPY Number of HTTP COPY requests.
DELETE Number of HTTP DELETE requests.
GET Number of HTTP GET requests.
HEAD Number of HTTP HEAD requests.
POST Number of HTTP POST requests.
PUT Number of HTTP PUT requests.

Requests by type chart

Metric Description
Requests Overall number of HTTP requests.