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MySql Metrics

Collect and ship MySql metrics to Logstash and Elasticsearch.

Metricbeat is a lightweight shipper that helps you monitor your MySql database servers by collecting metrics running on the MySql server. Configure Metricbeat using the pre-defined examples below to collect and ship MySql database server metrics and statistics to Logstash or Elasticsearch.

Follow this step by step guide to start sending data from your system to Logit.io:

Step 1 - Install Metricbeat

To get started first follow the steps below:

Older versions can be found here metricbeat 7, metricbeat 6, metricbeat 5

Step 2 - Copy configuration file

The configuration file below is pre-configured to send data to your Logit.io Stack via Logstash.

Copy the configuration file below and overwrite the contents of metricbeat.yml.

###################### Logit.io Metricbeat Configuration #######################
# =========================== Modules configuration ============================

metricbeat.config.modules:
  # Glob pattern for configuration loading
  path: ${path.config}/modules.d/*.yml

  # Set to true to enable config reloading
  reload.enabled: false

  # Period on which files under path should be checked for changes
  #reload.period: 10s
# ======================= Elasticsearch template setting =======================
setup.template.settings:
  index.number_of_shards: 1
  index.codec: best_compression
  #_source.enabled: false

# ================================== Outputs ===================================
# ------------------------------ Logstash Output -------------------------------
<div class="sw-warning">
    <div>
        <img src="/images/source-wizard/warning-triangle.svg">
    </div>
    <div>
       <b>No input available! </b> Your stack is missing the required input for this data source <a href="#" onclick="Intercom('showNewMessage')" class="btn btn-info btn-sm">Talk to support to add the input</a>
    </div>
</div> 

Step 3 - Enable module

There are several built in metricbeat modules you can use. To enable the MySql module, run the following:

deb/rpm

metricbeat modules list
metricbeat modules enable mysql

macOS

./metricbeat modules list
./metricbeat modules enable mysql

Windows

PS > .\metricbeat.exe modules enable mysql

Step 4 - Configure module

Each module has its own configuration file where different metricsets can be enabled / disabled. Locate the configuration file for the MySql module.

deb/rpm /etc/metricbeat/modules.d/mysql.yml

mac/win ~/<EXTRACTED_ARCHIVE>/modules.d/mysql.yml

By default the status metricset is disabled. To enable or disable a metric simply comment or uncomment the line out.

- module: mysql
  metricsets:
    - status
    - galera_status
  period: 10s

You will also need to enter the host location of the database and the username and password to access it.

# Host DSN should be defined as "user:pass@tcp(127.0.0.1:3306)/"
# The username and password can either be set in the DSN or using the username
# and password config options. Those specified in the DSN take precedence.
hosts: ["(127.0.0.1:3306)/"]

# Username of hosts. Empty by default.
username: root

# Password of hosts. Empty by default.
password: secret

Step 5 - Start Metricbeat

Start or restart metricbeat to apply the configuration changes.

Step 6 - Check Logit.io for your logs

Data should now have been sent to your Stack.

View my data

If you don't see logs take a look at How to diagnose no data in Stack below for how to diagnose common issues.

Step 7 - how to diagnose no data in Stack

If you don't see data appearing in your Stack after following the steps, visit the Help Centre guide for steps to diagnose no data appearing in your Stack or Chat to support now.

Step 8 - Compatibility

The mysql MetricSets were tested with MySQL and Percona 5.7 and 8.0 and are expected to work with all versions >= 5.7.0. It is also tested with MariaDB 10.2, 10.3 and 10.4.

Step 9 - MySql Module Dashboard

The MySql module comes with predefined Kibana dashboards.

Predefined Kibana dashboard

Step 10 - MySQL Overview

MySQL is an open-source relational database management system (RDBMS) that has gained widespread popularity for its reliability, performance, and ease of use.

It serves as a critical component for storing and managing data in various applications, including web services, content management systems, e-commerce platforms, and more.

MySQL metrics can encompass various aspects, such as query execution times, server resource utilization, throughput, and error rates.

Collecting these metrics involves the use of monitoring tools and software, which periodically gather data from MySQL servers and then ship it to a centralized location or analytics platform for analysis and visualization.

By implementing robust monitoring and metric collection processes by using a platform like Logit.io, organizations can proactively manage and optimize their MySQL databases, ensuring efficient performance, high availability, and the ability to scale as their data needs grow.

If you need any further assistance with migrating your data to Logit.io we're here to help you get started. Feel free to get in contact with our support team by sending us a message via live chat & we'll be happy to assist.

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