Anturis MySQL monitoring will ensure you do not miss abnormal and hazardous conditions in your MySQL server. Moreover, it will help you troubleshoot many application problems rooted in the database’s misconfiguration.
We pre-selected the most important metrics out of several hundred available in MySQL database – our goal was to retrieve vital actionable information, avoiding any overwhelming complexity of MySQL tuning.
Fundamental Server Resources
Monitoring of the underlying server’s resources is the basis of MySQL database monitoring. Server CPU and memory usage, free disk space, free swap space, and network usage are all important metrics and the perfect starting point for troubleshooting in case of problems. Anturis will let you know in advance about any overloads of these resources, giving you the chance to prevent negative impact on database operations. You will also be able to spot usage trends over time so as to get insights on when you need to replace/upgrade the hardware serving the MySQL database.
The next obvious thing to know is MySQL availability. Failure of MySQL usually makes reliant applications completely inoperable. Anturis alerts you immediately in case MySQL itself or the underlying server goes down.
MySQL Error Log
MySQL error log contains all the errors occurring while MySQL is running as well as some context information, like stack traces. Anturis will watch the log file for error entries and keep you informed when it finds them.
There are two ways in which MySQL metrics are useful to you: error detection and trending. In the first case you are notified of hazardous conditions that require your attention. Such conditions are defined by the thresholds on the selected metrics. In the second case, you have access to the metric graphs and you are able to troubleshoot by looking for unexpected changes and unusual patterns, and analyzing their reasons.
Here are a few examples of MySQL key performance metrics available with Anturis MySQL monitor.
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