Metrics REST API
Description of the Sync Gateway Metrics Rest API
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Related REST API topics: Public REST API | Admin REST API | Use the REST API? | Monitor | Prometheus Integration
Sync Gateway makes collecting performance data easy and secure by providing a Metrics REST API.
This API, separate from both the Public and Admin REST APIs, is available by default on port
4986 — see Configuration for how to change this, if needed.
It exposes Sync Gateway’s stats on two endpoints, which deliver the same data in one of two formats:
_metricsendpoint returns Sync Gateway statistics in Prometheus format.
For information on integration with Prometheus — see Prometheus Integration and our blog entry Monitoring and Visualization of Couchbase Sync Gateway with Prometheus and Grafana.
_expvarsendpoint returns Sync Gateway statistics in JSON format.
The Metrics REST API is enabled by default on port 4986.
To change this you need to edit your
sync-gateway-config.json configuration file.
metricsInterface setting and define the Sync Gateway URL and the port you want the API served on (for example: 4986) — see: Example 1.
"metricsInterface": "127.0.0.1:4986" (1)
|1||Here we define the Sync Gateway URL and the port (4986 in this instance) that we require the Metrics REST API to be served on.|
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