Understanding infrastructure data can help you:
- Better understand our infrastructure monitoring UI.
- Manage your infrastructure data.
- Run better queries of your data.
- Set up better monitoring solutions using custom attributes.
Check out our troubleshooting tutorial for your infrastructure host data. The tutorial series walks you through how to find data in the infrastructure UI to resolve an incident and make a resource decision about your hosts.
The attributes attached to these events are the metadata and metrics used to create our infrastructure UI visualizations. You can also create custom queries and charts of this data.
If you're using integrations, see that integration's doc for more on reported data. For common AWS attributes, see AWS data.
Select an event name in the following table to see its attributes.
Process metrics are not reported by default. To report this data, enable process metrics.
If your server uses disks with file systems other than the supported file systems in the following table,
To learn about infrastructure integration data, see the documentation for a specific integration.
If an AWS integration is enabled, your infrastructure events may also have AWS attributes attached.
Query infrastructure data
You can query your infrastructure data to troubleshoot a problem or create a chart, or to understand what data is available. For example, to see what data is attached to
ProcessSample, you would run this NRQL query:
SELECT * FROM ProcessSample
You can also query infrastructure using dimensional metrics.
For tips on managing data ingest and reporting, see Manage infrastructure data.
Add custom attributes
You can create custom attributes in the infrastructure agent's YAML file. Use this metadata to:
- Filter your entities in the entity filter bar
- Populate the Group by menu
- Annotate your infrastructure data
Common Amazon EC2 attributes
If you use our Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) integration, we report data from your Amazon EC2 instances. Amazon EC2-related attributes are common attributes present for any events reported from your EC2 instances. These attributes and their values are subject to change if Amazon changes the data they expose.
A sub-set of these attributes are collected from the infrastructure agent when installed in the EC2 instances: