Crunchy Postgres Exporter
The crunchy-postgres-exporter container provides real time metrics about the PostgreSQL database via an API. These metrics are scraped and stored by a Prometheus time-series database and are then graphed and visualized through the open source data visualizer Grafana.
The crunchy-postgres-exporter container uses pgMonitor for advanced metric collection.
It is required that the
crunchy-postgres-ha container has the
variable to create the appropriate user (
ccp_monitoring) to collect metrics.
Custom queries to collect metrics can be specified by the user. By mounting a queries.yml file to /conf on the container, additional metrics can be specified for the API to collect. For an example of a queries.yml file, see here
The crunchy-postgres-exporter Docker image contains the following packages (versions vary depending on PostgreSQL version):
- PostgreSQL (13.11, 12.15, and 11.20)
- CentOS 8 - publicly available
- UBI 7, UBI 8 - customers only
- PostgreSQL Exporter
|EXPORTER_PG_PASSWORD||none||Provides the password needed to generate the PostgreSQL URL required by the PostgreSQL Exporter to connect to a PG database. Should typically match the
|EXPORTER_PG_USER||ccp_monitoring||Provides the username needed to generate the PostgreSQL URL required by the PostgreSQL Exporter to connect to a PG database. Should typically be
|EXPORTER_PG_HOST||127.0.0.1||Provides the host needed to generate the PostgreSQL URL required by the PostgreSQL Exporter to connect to a PG database|
|EXPORTER_PG_PORT||5432||Provides the port needed to generate the PostgreSQL URL required by the PostgreSQL Exporter to connect to a PG database|
|EXPORTER_PG_DATABASE||postgres||Provides the name of the database used to generate the PostgreSQL URL required by the PostgreSQL Exporter to connect to a PG database|
|DATA_SOURCE_NAME||None||Explicitly defines the URL for connecting to the PostgreSQL database (must be in the form of
|CRUNCHY_DEBUG||FALSE||Set this to true to enable debugging in logs. Note: this mode can reveal secrets in logs.|
|POSTGRES_EXPORTER_PORT||9187||Set the postgres-exporter port to listen on for web interface and telemetry.|
Viewing Cluster Metrics
To view a particular cluster’s available metrics in a local browser window, port forwarding can be set up as follows.
For a pgcluster,
mycluster, deployed in the
pgouser1 namespace, use
# If deployed to Kubernetes kubectl port-forward -n pgouser1 svc/mycluster 9187:9187 # If deployed to OpenShift oc port-forward -n pgouser1 svc/mycluster 9187:9187
Then, in your local browser, go to
http://127.0.0.1:9187/metrics to view the available metrics for that cluster.
Crunchy Postgres Exporter Metrics
In addition to the metrics above, the pgnodemx PostgreSQL extension provides SQL functions to allow the capture of node OS metrics via SQL queries. For more information, please see the pgnodemx project page: