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MySQL Server Exporter

Prometheus exporter for MySQL server metrics.
Supported MySQL versions: 5.1 and up.
NOTE: Not all collection methods are support on MySQL < 5.6

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Required Grants

CREATE USER 'exporter'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'XXXXXXXX';
GRANT PROCESS, REPLICATION CLIENT ON *.* TO 'exporter'@'localhost';
GRANT SELECT ON performance_schema.* TO 'exporter'@'localhost';




Running using an environment variable:

export DATA_SOURCE_NAME='login:password@(hostname:port)/'
./mysqld_exporter <flags>

Running using ~/.my.cnf:

./mysqld_exporter <flags>

Collector Flags

Name MySQL Version Description
collect.global_status 5.1 Collect from SHOW GLOBAL STATUS (Enabled by default)
collect.global_variables 5.1 Collect from SHOW GLOBAL VARIABLES (Enabled by default)
collect.slave_status 5.1 Collect from SHOW SLAVE STATUS (Enabled by default)
collect.binlog_size 5.1 Collect the current size of all registered binlog files
collect.info_schema.innodb_metrics 5.6 Collect metrics from information_schema.innodb_metrics.
collect.auto_increment.columns 5.1 Collect auto_increment columns and max values from information_schema.
collect.engine_tokudb_status 5.6 Collect from SHOW ENGINE TOKUDB STATUS.
collect.info_schema.userstats 5.1 If running with userstat=1, set to true to collect user statistics.
collect.info_schema.innodb_tablespaces 5.7 Collect metrics from information_schema.innodb_sys_tablespaces.
collect.info_schema.tablestats 5.1 If running with userstat=1, set to true to collect table statistics.
collect.info_schema.tables 5.1 Collect metrics from information_schema.tables.
collect.info_schema.tables.databases 5.1 The list of databases to collect table stats for, or '*' for all.
collect.info_schema.query_response_time 5.5 Collect query response time distribution if query_response_time_stats is ON.
collect.info_schema.processlist 5.1 Collect thread state counts from information_schema.processlist.
collect.info_schema.processlist.min_time 5.1 Minimum time a thread must be in each state to be counted. (default: 0)
collect.perf_schema.eventsstatements 5.6 Collect metrics from performance_schema.events_statements_summary_by_digest.
collect.perf_schema.eventsstatements.limit 5.6 Limit the number of events statements digests by response time. (default: 250)
collect.perf_schema.eventsstatements.timelimit 5.6 Limit how old the 'last_seen' events statements can be, in seconds. (default: 86400)
collect.perf_schema.eventsstatements.digest_text_limit 5.6 Maximum length of the normalized statement text. (default: 120)
collect.perf_schema.indexiowaits 5.6 Collect metrics from performance_schema.table_io_waits_summary_by_index_usage.
collect.perf_schema.tableiowaits 5.6 Collect metrics from performance_schema.table_io_waits_summary_by_table.
collect.perf_schema.tablelocks 5.6 Collect metrics from performance_schema.table_lock_waits_summary_by_table.
collect.perf_schema.file_events 5.5 Collect metrics from performance_schema.file_summary_by_event_name.
collect.perf_schema.eventswaits 5.5 Collect metrics from performance_schema.events_waits_summary_global_by_event_name.

General Flags

Name Description Path to .my.cnf file to read MySQL credentials from. (default: ~/.my.cnf)
log.level Logging verbosity (default: info)
log_slow_filter Add a log_slow_filter to avoid exessive MySQL slow logging. NOTE: Not supported by Oracle MySQL.
web.listen-address Address to listen on for web interface and telemetry.
web.telemetry-path Path under which to expose metrics.
version Print the version information.

Setting the MySQL server's data source name

The MySQL server's data source name
must be set via the DATA_SOURCE_NAME environment variable.
The format of this variable is described at

Using Docker

You can deploy this exporter using the prom/mysqld-exporter Docker image.

For example:

docker pull prom/mysqld-exporter

docker run -d -p 9104:9104 --link=my_mysql_container:bdd  \
        -e DATA_SOURCE_NAME="user:password@(bdd:3306)/database" prom/mysqld-exporter
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