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title: "Host metrics"
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%p The AppSignal agent collects various system metrics, which allows you to correlate performance issues and errors to abnormal host metrics. This data is available in the "Host metrics" section in the app overview, which allows you to inspect and <a href="https://blog.appsignal.com/2018/02/20/comparing-hosts.html">compare multiple hosts</a>. We also show a host metrics overview on the sample detail page for error and performance incidents.
%p To use host metrics on Heroku, head to the <a href="/metrics/host-metrics/heroku.html">Heroku host metrics</a> page.
%p For a preview of how host metrics look in the AppSignal interface, please see our <a href="https://appsignal.com/tour/hosts">host metrics</a> tour page.
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%strong Note:
This feature is available in the AppSignal for Ruby gem version <code>1.2</code> and newer.
It's turned on by default since Ruby gem version <code>1.3</code>.
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%strong Note:
This feature available in AppSignal for Elixir package version <code>0.10.0</code> and newer.
It's turned on by default since Elixir package version <code>0.10.0</code>.
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%p
%strong Note:
This feature is not available on the following architectures:
%ul
%li macOS/OSX (<code>darwin</code>)
%li FreeBSD
A list of supported Operating Systems is available on the <a href="/support/operating-systems.html">Supported Operating Systems</a> page.
%h2 Collected metrics
%p The following host metrics are collected by the AppSignal agent for every minute on your system.
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%tbody
%tr
%th CPU usage
%td
User, nice, system, idle and iowait in percentages.
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Read more about <a href="https://blog.appsignal.com/2018/03/06/understanding-cpu-statistics.html">CPU metrics</a> in our academy article.
%tr
%th Load average
%td 1 minute load average on the host.
%tr
%th Memory usage
%td Available, free and used memory. Also includes swap total and swap used.
%tr
%th Disk usage
%td Percentage of every disk used.
%tr
%th Disk IO
%td Throughput of data read from and written to every disk.
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%th Network traffic
%td Throughput of data received and transmitted through every network interface.
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These host metrics are collected by default. To disable it, use the <code>enable_host_metrics</code> configuration option, for
<a href="/ruby/configuration/options.html#option-enable_host_metrics">Ruby</a>
and
<a href="/elixir/configuration/options.html#option-enable_host_metrics">Elixir</a>.