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Plugin: go.d.plugin Module: mongodb


This collector monitors MongoDB servers.

Executed queries:

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.



Create a read-only user

Create a read-only user for Netdata in the admin database.

  • Authenticate as the admin user:

    use admin
    db.auth("admin", "<MONGODB_ADMIN_PASSWORD>")
  • Create a user:

      "pwd": "<UNIQUE_PASSWORD>",
      "roles" : [
        {role: 'read', db: 'admin' },
        {role: 'clusterMonitor', db: 'admin'},
        {role: 'read', db: 'local' }



The configuration file name for this integration is go.d/mongodb.conf.

You can edit the configuration file using the edit-config script from the Netdata config directory.

cd /etc/netdata 2>/dev/null || cd /opt/netdata/etc/netdata
sudo ./edit-config go.d/mongodb.conf


The following options can be defined globally: update_every, autodetection_retry.

Name Description Default Required
update_every Data collection frequency. 5 False
autodetection_retry Recheck interval in seconds. Zero means no recheck will be scheduled. 0 False
uri MongoDB connection string. See URI syntax. mongodb://localhost:27017 True
timeout Query timeout in seconds. 2 False
databases Databases selector. Determines which database metrics will be collected. False


TCP socket

An example configuration.

  - name: local
    uri: mongodb://netconfig:password@localhost:27017

With databases metrics

An example configuration.

  - name: local
    uri: mongodb://netconfig:password@localhost:27017
        - "* *"


Note: When you define multiple jobs, their names must be unique.

Local and remote instances.

  - name: local
    uri: mongodb://netconfig:password@localhost:27017

  - name: remote
    uri: mongodb://netconfig:password@


Metrics grouped by scope.

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

  • WireTiger metrics are available only if WiredTiger is used as the storage engine.
  • Sharding metrics are available on shards only for mongos.

Per MongoDB instance

These metrics refer to the entire monitored application.

This scope has no labels.


Metric Dimensions Unit
mongodb.operations_rate reads, writes, commands operations/s
mongodb.operations_latency_time reads, writes, commands milliseconds
mongodb.operations_by_type_rate insert, query, update, delete, getmore, command operations/s
mongodb.document_operations_rate inserted, deleted, returned, updated operations/s
mongodb.scanned_indexes_rate scanned indexes/s
mongodb.scanned_documents_rate scanned documents/s
mongodb.active_clients_count readers, writers clients
mongodb.queued_operations_count reads, writes operations
mongodb.cursors_open_count open cursors
mongodb.cursors_open_no_timeout_count open_no_timeout cursors
mongodb.cursors_opened_rate opened cursors/s
mongodb.cursors_timed_out_rate timed_out cursors/s
mongodb.cursors_by_lifespan_count le_1s, 1s_5s, 5s_15s, 15s_30s, 30s_1m, 1m_10m, ge_10m cursors
mongodb.transactions_count active, inactive, open, prepared transactions
mongodb.transactions_rate started, aborted, committed, prepared transactions/s
mongodb.connections_usage available, used connections
mongodb.connections_by_state_count active, threaded, exhaust_is_master, exhaust_hello, awaiting_topology_changes connections
mongodb.connections_rate created connections/s
mongodb.asserts_rate regular, warning, msg, user, tripwire, rollovers asserts/s
mongodb.network_traffic_rate in, out bytes/s
mongodb.network_requests_rate requests requests/s
mongodb.network_slow_dns_resolutions_rate slow_dns resolutions/s
mongodb.network_slow_ssl_handshakes_rate slow_ssl handshakes/s
mongodb.memory_resident_size used bytes
mongodb.memory_virtual_size used bytes
mongodb.memory_page_faults_rate pgfaults pgfaults/s
mongodb.memory_tcmalloc_stats allocated, central_cache_freelist, transfer_cache_freelist, thread_cache_freelists, pageheap_freelist, pageheap_unmapped bytes
mongodb.wiredtiger_concurrent_read_transactions_usage available, used transactions
mongodb.wiredtiger_concurrent_write_transactions_usage available, used transactions
mongodb.wiredtiger_cache_usage used bytes
mongodb.wiredtiger_cache_dirty_space_size dirty bytes
mongodb.wiredtiger_cache_io_rate read, written pages/s
mongodb.wiredtiger_cache_evictions_rate unmodified, modified pages/s
mongodb.sharding_nodes_count shard_aware, shard_unaware nodes
mongodb.sharding_sharded_databases_count partitioned, unpartitioned databases
mongodb.sharding_sharded_collections_count partitioned, unpartitioned collections

Per lock type

These metrics refer to the lock type.


Label Description
lock_type lock type (e.g. global, database, collection, mutex)


Metric Dimensions Unit
mongodb.lock_acquisitions_rate shared, exclusive, intent_shared, intent_exclusive acquisitions/s

Per commit type

These metrics refer to the commit type.


Label Description
commit_type commit type (e.g. noShards, singleShard, singleWriteShard)


Metric Dimensions Unit
mongodb.transactions_commits_rate success, fail commits/s
mongodb.transactions_commits_duration_time commits milliseconds

Per database

These metrics refer to the database.


Label Description
database database name


Metric Dimensions Unit
mongodb.database_collection_count collections collections
mongodb.database_indexes_count indexes indexes
mongodb.database_views_count views views
mongodb.database_documents_count documents documents
mongodb.database_data_size data_size bytes
mongodb.database_storage_size storage_size bytes
mongodb.database_index_size index_size bytes

Per replica set member

These metrics refer to the replica set member.


Label Description
repl_set_member replica set member name


Metric Dimensions Unit
mongodb.repl_set_member_state primary, startup, secondary, recovering, startup2, unknown, arbiter, down, rollback, removed state
mongodb.repl_set_member_health_status up, down status
mongodb.repl_set_member_replication_lag_time replication_lag milliseconds
mongodb.repl_set_member_heartbeat_latency_time heartbeat_latency milliseconds
mongodb.repl_set_member_ping_rtt_time ping_rtt milliseconds
mongodb.repl_set_member_uptime uptime seconds

Per shard

These metrics refer to the shard.


Label Description
shard_id shard id


Metric Dimensions Unit
mongodb.sharding_shard_chunks_count chunks chunks


There are no alerts configured by default for this integration.


Debug Mode

To troubleshoot issues with the mongodb collector, run the go.d.plugin with the debug option enabled. The output should give you clues as to why the collector isn’t working.

  • Navigate to the plugins.d directory, usually at /usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/. If that’s not the case on your system, open netdata.conf and look for the plugins setting under [directories].

    cd /usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/
  • Switch to the netdata user.

    sudo -u netdata -s
  • Run the go.d.plugin to debug the collector:

    ./go.d.plugin -d -m mongodb

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