MySQL monitoring with Netdata

MySQL is an open-source relational database management system.

This module monitors one or more MySQL servers, depending on your configuration.


Executed queries:


User Statistics query is MariaDB specific.

MySQL user should have the following permissions:

To create the netdata user with these permissions, execute the following in the MySQL shell:

CREATE USER 'netdata'@'localhost';

The netdata user will have the ability to connect to the MySQL server on localhost without a password. It will only be able to gather statistics without being able to alter or affect operations in any way.


It produces the following charts:

  • Bandwidth in kilobits/s
  • Queries in queries/s
  • Queries By Type in queries/s
  • Handlers in handlers/s
  • Table Locks in locks/s
  • Table Select Join Issues in joins/s
  • Table Sort Issues in joins/s
  • Tmp Operations in events/s
  • Connections in connections/s
  • Active Connections in connections
  • Binlog Cache in transactions/s
  • Threads in threads
  • Threads Creation Rate in threads/s
  • Threads Cache Misses in misses
  • InnoDB I/O Bandwidth in KiB/s
  • InnoDB I/O Operations in operations/s
  • InnoDB Pending I/O Operations in operations
  • InnoDB Log Operations in operations/s
  • InnoDB OS Log Pending Operations in operations
  • InnoDB OS Log Operations in operations/s
  • InnoDB OS Log Bandwidth in KiB/s
  • InnoDB Current Row Locks in operations
  • InnoDB Row Operations in operations/s
  • InnoDB Buffer Pool Pages in pages
  • InnoDB Buffer Pool Flush Pages Requests in requests/s
  • InnoDB Buffer Pool Bytes in MiB
  • InnoDB Buffer Pool Operations in operations/s
  • MyISAM Key Cache Blocks in blocks
  • MyISAM Key Cache Requests in requests/s
  • MyISAM Key Cache Disk Operations in operations/s
  • Open Files in files
  • Opened Files Rate in files/s
  • Binlog Statement Cache in statements/s
  • Connection Errors in errors/s
  • Opened Tables in tables/s
  • Open Tables in tables

If Query Cache metrics are available (MariaDB and old versions of MySQL):

  • QCache Operations in queries/s
  • QCache Queries in Cache in queries
  • QCache Free Memory in MiB
  • QCache Memory Blocks in blocks

If WSRep metrics are available:

  • Replicated Writesets in writesets/s
  • Replicated Bytes in KiB/s
  • Galera Queue in writesets
  • Replication Conflicts in transactions
  • Flow Control in ms
  • Cluster Component Status in status
  • Cluster Component State in state
  • Number of Nodes in the Cluster in num
  • The Total Weight of the Current Members in the Cluster in weight
  • Cluster Connection Status in boolean
  • Accept Queries Readiness Status in boolean
  • Open Transactions in num
  • Total Number of WSRep (applier/rollbacker) Threads in num

If Slave Status metrics are available:

  • Slave Behind Seconds in seconds
  • I/O / SQL Thread Running State in boolean

If User Statistics metrics are available:

  • User CPU Time in percentage
  • Rows Operations in operations/s
  • Commands in commands/s


Edit the go.d/mysql.conf configuration file using edit-config from your agent's config directory, which is typically at /etc/netdata.

cd /etc/netdata # Replace this path with your Netdata config directory
sudo ./edit-config go.d/mysql.conf

DSN syntax in details.

- name: local
dsn: [username[:password]@][protocol[(address)]]/dbname[?param1=value1&...&paramN=valueN]
# username:[email protected](address)/dbname?param=value
# user:[email protected]/dbname
# Examples:
# - name: local
# dsn: user:[email protected](/usr/local/var/mysql/mysql.sock)/
# - name: remote
# dsn: user:[email protected]/mydb?charset=utf8

For all available options see module configuration file.


Check the module debug output. Run the following command as netdata user:

./go.d.plugin -d -m mysql

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