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Proxmox Containers

Plugin: cgroups.plugin Module: /sys/fs/cgroup


Monitor Proxmox for performance, resource usage, and health status.

This collector is supported on all platforms.

This collector supports collecting metrics from multiple instances of this integration, including remote instances.

Default Behavior


This integration doesn’t support auto-detection.


The default configuration for this integration does not impose any limits on data collection.

Performance Impact

The default configuration for this integration is not expected to impose a significant performance impact on the system.



No action required.



There is no configuration file.


There are no configuration options.


There are no configuration examples.


Metrics grouped by scope.

The scope defines the instance that the metric belongs to. An instance is uniquely identified by a set of labels.

Per cgroup


Label Description
container_name TBD
image TBD


Metric Dimensions Unit
cgroup.cpu_limit used percentage
cgroup.cpu user, system percentage
cgroup.cpu_per_core a dimension per core percentage
cgroup.throttled throttled percentage
cgroup.throttled_duration duration ms
cgroup.cpu_shares shares shares
cgroup.mem cache, rss, swap, rss_huge, mapped_file MiB
cgroup.writeback dirty, writeback MiB
cgroup.mem_activity in, out MiB/s
cgroup.pgfaults pgfault, swap MiB/s
cgroup.mem_usage ram, swap MiB
cgroup.mem_usage_limit available, used MiB
cgroup.mem_utilization utilization percentage
cgroup.mem_failcnt failures count read, write KiB/s
cgroup.serviced_ops read, write operations/s
cgroup.throttle_io read, write KiB/s
cgroup.throttle_serviced_ops read, write operations/s
cgroup.queued_ops read, write operations
cgroup.merged_ops read, write operations/s
cgroup.cpu_some_pressure some10, some60, some300 percentage
cgroup.cpu_some_pressure_stall_time time ms
cgroup.cpu_full_pressure some10, some60, some300 percentage
cgroup.cpu_full_pressure_stall_time time ms
cgroup.memory_some_pressure some10, some60, some300 percentage
cgroup.memory_some_pressure_stall_time time ms
cgroup.memory_full_pressure some10, some60, some300 percentage
cgroup.memory_full_pressure_stall_time time ms
cgroup.io_some_pressure some10, some60, some300 percentage
cgroup.io_some_pressure_stall_time time ms
cgroup.io_full_pressure some10, some60, some300 percentage
cgroup.io_full_pressure_stall_time time ms

Per cgroup network device


Label Description
container_name TBD
image TBD
device TBD
interface_type TBD


Metric Dimensions Unit
cgroup.net_net received, sent kilobits/s
cgroup.net_packets received, sent, multicast pps
cgroup.net_errors inbound, outbound errors/s
cgroup.net_drops inbound, outbound errors/s
cgroup.net_fifo receive, transmit errors/s
cgroup.net_compressed receive, sent pps
cgroup.net_events frames, collisions, carrier events/s
cgroup.net_operstate up, down, notpresent, lowerlayerdown, testing, dormant, unknown state
cgroup.net_carrier up, down state
cgroup.net_mtu mtu octets


The following alerts are available:

Alert name On metric Description
cgroup_10min_cpu_usage cgroup.cpu_limit average cgroup CPU utilization over the last 10 minutes
cgroup_ram_in_use cgroup.mem_usage cgroup memory utilization
cgroup_1m_received_packets_rate cgroup.net_packets average number of packets received by the network interface ${label:device} over the last minute
cgroup_10s_received_packets_storm cgroup.net_packets ratio of average number of received packets for the network interface ${label:device} over the last 10 seconds, compared to the rate over the last minute

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