Monitoring Azure CosmosDB
The Azure CosmosDB sensor is automatically deployed and installed after you install the Instana agent.
Note: Learn about the other supported Azure services with our Azure documentation.
Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft's globally distributed, multi-model database service. Instana supports monitoring per collection metrics and depending on the used model, we also support the monitoring of model specific metrics per collection.
Data is organized in a drill-down fashion with 4 levels of metrics. At the top, you can see aggregated instance metrics. These metrics apply to the whole CosmosDb instance.
Next level is per-region metrics. Region metrics are aggregated over all collections that exist inside that region, but it also contains inter-region traffic and other traffic. This means that the numbers you will see per region will be a bit higher than the sum of traffic in all collections in that region.
The third level becomes visible once you expand a region. Here you can see per collection metrics. Based on the data model, each collection will have additional metrics that you can see by expanding the collection view.
The frequency we collect metrics is dictated by Azure Monitor SDK.
- Metrics collection
Azure CosmosDB sensor can be disabled and it can be filtered by tags and resource groups. It is possible to configure Azure CosmosDB sensor via agent configuration in
com.instana.plugin.azure.cosmosdb: # Valid values: true, false enabled: false # enabled (true) by default # Comma separated list of tags in key:value format include_tags: # Comma separated list of tags in key:value format exclude_tags: # Comma separated list of resource groups include_resource_groups: # Comma separated list of resource groups exclude_resource_groups:
Azure CosmosDB sensor can be disabled. To disable monitoring of the Azure CosmosDB services use the following configuration:
com.instana.plugin.azure.cosmosdb: enabled: false
Multiple tags and resource groups can be defined, separated by a comma. Tags should be provided as a key-value pair separated by
:. In order to make configuration easier, it is possible to define which tags and resource groups you
want to include in discovery or exclude from discovery. In case of defining tag or resource group in both lists (include and exclude), exclude list has higher priority. If there is no need for services filtering, the configuration should not
be defined. It's not mandatory to define all values in order to enable filtering.
To include services by tags into discovery use following configuration:
com.instana.plugin.azure.cosmosdb: include_tags: # Comma separated list of tags in key:value format (e.g. env:prod,env:staging)
To exclude services by tags from discovery use following configuration:
com.instana.plugin.azure.cosmosdb: exclude_tags: # Comma separated list of tags in key:value format (e.g. env:dev,env:test)
To include services by resource groups into discovery use following configuration:
com.instana.plugin.azure.cosmosdb: include_resource_groups: # Comma separated list of resource groups (e.g. rg_prod,rg_staging)
To exclude services by resource groups from discovery use following configuration:
com.instana.plugin.azure.cosmosdb: exclude_resource_groups: # Comma separated list of resource groups (e.g. rg_dev,rg_test)
Discovery filtering can be configured on the global level for all Azure services. In case of defining filters for Azure CosmosDB service, global filters will be overridden. For more details about global Azure service discovery filtering visit Azure Configuration.
To view the metrics, select Infrastructure in the sidebar of the Instana User interface, click a specific monitored host, and then you can see a host dashboard with all the collected metrics and monitored processes.
List of static information per CosmosDB instance.
|Name||The name of the CosmosDB instance.|
|Resource Group||The resource group of the CosmosDB instance.|
|Location||The main region where the instance is located|
|Subscription Id||The subscription ID of the CosmosDB instance.|
|State||Current deployment state of the instance.|
|API||Document model type (GlobalDB, Cassandra or MongoDB)|
|Kind||Indicates the type of database account|
The first level of metrics aggregated for the whole CosmosDB instance.
|CosmosDB Instance Metric||Description||Granularity|
|Document Count||Number of documents that exist in the whole instance||5 minutes|
|Service Availability||Expressed in %||1 hour|
|Total Requests||Total number of all requests||1 minute|
|Metadata Requests||Total number of metadata requests||1 minute|
|Read Latency||1 minute|
|Write Latency||1 minute|
Per-region metrics contain aggregated data for all collections in that region plus metrics that happen on region levels like inter-region metrics or metadata requests.
|Total Requests||1 minute|
|Metadata Requests||1 minute|
|Document Count||5 minute|
Each region has one or more collections. Each collection has a set of metrics that will be available regardless of the document model:
|Total Requests||Number of total requests||1 minute|
|Metadata Requests||Number of metadata requests||1 minute|
|Document Count||Number of documents stored in this collection||5 minutes|
|Data Usage||Number of bytes used to store all documents||5 minutes|
|Index Usage||Total amount of storage available||5 minutes|
|Document Quota||Total amount of storage available for storing documents||5 minutes|
|Status codes||Metrics of total requests per status code||1 minute|
Based on the document model (API) there are some additional metrics that we collect:
|Resource type||Requests per resource type||1 minute|
|Command type||Requests per command type||1 minute|
|Error code||Requests per error code||1 minute|
For each sensor, there is a curated knowledgebase of health signatures that are evaluated continuously against the incoming metrics and are used to raise issues or incidents depending on user impact.
Built-in events trigger issues or incidents based on failing health signatures on entities, and custom events trigger issues or incidents based on the thresholds of an individual metric of any given entity.
For information about built-events for Azure CosmosDB sensor, see the Built-in events reference.