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Short Description
Exports metrics from memcached servers for consumption by Prometheus.
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Memcached Exporter for Prometheus

A memcached exporter for prometheus.


The memcached exporter exports metrics from a memcached server for consumption by prometheus. The server is specified as -memcached.address flag to the program (default is localhost:11211).

By default the memcache_exporter serves on port at /metrics


Alternatively a Dockerfile is supplied

docker build -t memcached_exporter .
docker run memcached_exporter


The exporter collects a number of statistics from the server:

# HELP memcached_commands_total Total number of all requests broken down by command (get, set, etc.) and status.
# TYPE memcached_commands_total counter
# HELP memcached_connections_total Total number of connections opened since the server started running.
# TYPE memcached_connections_total counter
# HELP memcached_current_bytes Current number of bytes used to store items.
# TYPE memcached_current_bytes gauge
# HELP memcached_current_connections Current number of open connections.
# TYPE memcached_current_connections gauge
# HELP memcached_current_items Current number of items stored by this instance.
# TYPE memcached_current_items gauge
# HELP memcached_items_evicted_total Number of valid items removed from cache to free memory for new items.
# TYPE memcached_items_evicted_total counter
# HELP memcached_items_reclaimed_total Number of times an entry was stored using memory from an expired entry.
# TYPE memcached_items_reclaimed_total counter
# HELP memcached_items_total Total number of items stored during the life of this instance.
# TYPE memcached_items_total counter
# HELP memcached_limit_bytes Number of bytes this server is allowed to use for storage.
# TYPE memcached_limit_bytes gauge
# HELP memcached_read_bytes_total Total number of bytes read by this server from network.
# TYPE memcached_read_bytes_total counter
# HELP memcached_up Could the memcached server be reached.
# TYPE memcached_up gauge
# HELP memcached_uptime_seconds Number of seconds since the server started.
# TYPE memcached_uptime_seconds counter
# HELP memcached_version The version of this memcached server.
# TYPE memcached_version gauge
# HELP memcached_written_bytes_total Total number of bytes sent by this server to network.
# TYPE memcached_written_bytes_total counter

There is also optional support to export metrics about the memcached process
itself by setting the <path> flag. If the
memcached_exporter process has the rights to read /proc information of the
memcached process, then the following metrics will be exported additionally.

# HELP memcached_process_cpu_seconds_total Total user and system CPU time spent in seconds.
# TYPE memcached_process_cpu_seconds_total counter
# HELP memcached_process_max_fds Maximum number of open file descriptors.
# TYPE memcached_process_max_fds gauge
# HELP memcached_process_open_fds Number of open file descriptors.
# TYPE memcached_process_open_fds gauge
# HELP memcached_process_resident_memory_bytes Resident memory size in bytes.
# TYPE memcached_process_resident_memory_bytes gauge
# HELP memcached_process_start_time_seconds Start time of the process since unix epoch in seconds.
# TYPE memcached_process_start_time_seconds gauge
# HELP memcached_process_virtual_memory_bytes Virtual memory size in bytes.
# TYPE memcached_process_virtual_memory_bytes gauge
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