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Plugin: python.d.plugin Module: uwsgi


This collector monitors uWSGI metrics about requests, workers, memory and more.

It collects every metric exposed from the stats server of uWSGI, either from the stats.socket or from the web server’s TCP/IP socket.

This collector is supported on all platforms.

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

Default Behavior


This collector will auto-detect uWSGI instances deployed on the local host, running on port 1717, or exposing stats on socket tmp/stats.socket.


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.



Enable the uWSGI Stats server

Make sure that you uWSGI exposes it’s metrics via a Stats server.

Source: https://uwsgi-docs.readthedocs.io/en/latest/StatsServer.html



The configuration file name for this integration is python.d/uwsgi.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 python.d/uwsgi.conf


There are 2 sections:

  • Global variables
  • One or more JOBS that can define multiple different instances to monitor.

The following options can be defined globally: priority, penalty, autodetection_retry, update_every, but can also be defined per JOB to override the global values.

Additionally, the following collapsed table contains all the options that can be configured inside a JOB definition.

Every configuration JOB starts with a job_name value which will appear in the dashboard, unless a name parameter is specified.

Name Description Default Required
update_every Sets the default data collection frequency. 5 False
priority Controls the order of charts at the netdata dashboard. 60000 False
autodetection_retry Sets the job re-check interval in seconds. 0 False
penalty Indicates whether to apply penalty to update_every in case of failures. yes False
name The JOB’s name as it will appear at the dashboard (by default is the job_name) job_name False
socket The ‘path/to/uwsgistats.sock’ no False
host The host to connect to no False
port The port to connect to no False


Basic (default out-of-the-box)

A basic example configuration, one job will run at a time. Autodetect mechanism uses it by default. As all JOBs have the same name, only one can run at a time.

  name     : 'local'
  socket   : '/tmp/stats.socket'

  name     : 'local'
  host     : 'localhost'
  port     : 1717

  name     : 'local'
  host     : ''
  port     : 1717

  name     : 'local'
  host     : '::1'
  port     : 1717


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

Collecting metrics from local and remote instances.

  name     : 'local'
  host     : 'localhost'
  port     : 1717

  name     : 'remote'
  host     : ''
  port     : 1717


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 uWSGI instance

These metrics refer to the entire monitored application.

This scope has no labels.


Metric Dimensions Unit
uwsgi.requests a dimension per worker requests/s
uwsgi.tx a dimension per worker KiB/s
uwsgi.avg_rt a dimension per worker milliseconds
uwsgi.memory_rss a dimension per worker MiB
uwsgi.memory_vsz a dimension per worker MiB
uwsgi.exceptions exceptions exceptions
uwsgi.harakiris harakiris harakiris
uwsgi.respawns respawns respawns


There are no alerts configured by default for this integration.


Debug Mode

To troubleshoot issues with the uwsgi collector, run the python.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 python.d.plugin to debug the collector:

    ./python.d.plugin uwsgi debug trace

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