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Apache CouchDB monitoring with Netdata

Monitors vital statistics of a local Apache CouchDB 2.x server, including:

  • Overall server reads/writes
  • HTTP traffic breakdown
    • Request methods (GET, PUT, POST, etc.)
    • Response status codes (200, 201, 4xx, etc.)
  • Active server tasks
  • Replication status (CouchDB 2.1 and up only)
  • Erlang VM stats
  • Optional per-database statistics: sizes, # of docs, # of deleted docs


Edit the python.d/couchdb.conf configuration file using edit-config from the Netdata config directory, which is typically at /etc/netdata.

cd /etc/netdata # Replace this path with your Netdata config directory, if different
sudo ./edit-config python.d/couchdb.conf

Sample for a local server running on port 5984:

user: 'admin'
pass: 'password'

Be sure to specify a correct admin-level username and password.

You may also need to change the node name; this should match the value of -name NODENAME in your CouchDB's etc/vm.args file. Typically this is of the form [email protected] in a cluster, or [email protected] / [email protected] for a single-node server.

If you want per-database statistics, these need to be added to the configuration, separated by spaces:

databases: 'db1 db2 db3 ...'

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