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Prometheus exporter for MySQL server metrics. Supported MySQL versions: 5.1 and up. NOTE: Not all collection methods are supported on MySQL < 5.6

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Required Grants


NOTE: It is recommended to set a max connection limit for the user to avoid overloading the server with monitoring scrapes under heavy load.




Running using an environment variable:

export DATA_SOURCE_NAME='user:password@(hostname:3306)/'
./mysqld_exporter <flags>

Running using ~/.my.cnf:

./mysqld_exporter <flags>

Example format for flags for version > 0.10.0:


Example format for flags for version <= 0.10.0:


Collector Flags

Name MySQL Version Description
collect.auto_increment.columns 5.1 Collect auto_increment columns and max values from information_schema.
collect.binlog_size 5.1 Collect the current size of all registered binlog files
collect.engine_innodb_status 5.1 Collect from SHOW ENGINE INNODB STATUS.
collect.engine_tokudb_status 5.6 Collect from SHOW ENGINE TOKUDB STATUS.
collect.global_status 5.1 Collect from SHOW GLOBAL STATUS (Enabled by default)
collect.global_variables 5.1 Collect from SHOW GLOBAL VARIABLES (Enabled by default)
collect.info_schema.clientstats 5.5 If running with userstat=1, set to true to collect client statistics.
collect.info_schema.innodb_metrics 5.6 Collect metrics from information_schema.innodb_metrics.
collect.info_schema.innodb_tablespaces 5.7 Collect metrics from information_schema.innodb_sys_tablespaces.
collect.info_schema.innodb_cmp 5.5 Collect InnoDB compressed tables metrics from information_schema.innodb_cmp.
collect.info_schema.innodb_cmpmem 5.5 Collect InnoDB buffer pool compression metrics from information_schema.innodb_cmpmem.
collect.info_schema.processlist 5.1 Collect thread state counts from information_schema.processlist.
collect.info_schema.processlist.min_time 5.1 Minimum time a thread must be in each state to be counted. (default: 0)
collect.info_schema.query_response_time 5.5 Collect query response time distribution if query_response_time_stats is ON.
collect.info_schema.tables 5.1 Collect metrics from information_schema.tables (Enabled by default)
collect.info_schema.tables.databases 5.1 The list of databases to collect table stats for, or '*' for all.
collect.info_schema.tablestats 5.1 If running with userstat=1, set to true to collect table statistics.
collect.info_schema.userstats 5.1 If running with userstat=1, set to true to collect user statistics.
collect.perf_schema.eventsstatements 5.6 Collect metrics from performance_schema.events_statements_summary_by_digest.
collect.perf_schema.eventsstatements.digest_text_limit 5.6 Maximum length of the normalized statement text. (default: 120)
collect.perf_schema.eventsstatements.limit 5.6 Limit the number of events statements digests by response time. (default: 250)
collect.perf_schema.eventsstatements.timelimit 5.6 Limit how old the 'last_seen' events statements can be, in seconds. (default: 86400)
collect.perf_schema.eventswaits 5.5 Collect metrics from performance_schema.events_waits_summary_global_by_event_name.
collect.perf_schema.file_events 5.6 Collect metrics from performance_schema.file_summary_by_event_name.
collect.perf_schema.file_instances 5.5 Collect metrics from performance_schema.file_summary_by_instance.
collect.perf_schema.indexiowaits 5.6 Collect metrics from performance_schema.table_io_waits_summary_by_index_usage.
collect.perf_schema.tableiowaits 5.6 Collect metrics from performance_schema.table_io_waits_summary_by_table.
collect.perf_schema.tablelocks 5.6 Collect metrics from performance_schema.table_lock_waits_summary_by_table.
collect.perf_schema.replication_group_member_stats 5.7 Collect metrics from performance_schema.replication_group_member_stats.
collect.slave_status 5.1 Collect from SHOW SLAVE STATUS (Enabled by default)
collect.slave_hosts 5.1 Collect from SHOW SLAVE HOSTS
collect.heartbeat 5.1 Collect from heartbeat.
collect.heartbeat.database 5.1 Database from where to collect heartbeat data. (default: heartbeat)
collect.heartbeat.table 5.1 Table from where to collect heartbeat data. (default: heartbeat)

General Flags

Name Description
config.my-cnf Path to .my.cnf file to read MySQL credentials from. (default: ~/.my.cnf)
log.level Logging verbosity (default: info)
exporter.lock_wait_timeout Set a lock_wait_timeout on the connection to avoid long metadata locking. (default: 2 seconds)
exporter.log_slow_filter Add a log_slow_filter to avoid slow query logging of scrapes. NOTE: Not supported by Oracle MySQL.
web.listen-address Address to listen on for web interface and telemetry.
web.telemetry-path Path under which to expose metrics.
version Print the version information.

Setting the MySQL server's data source name

The MySQL server's data source name must be set via the DATA_SOURCE_NAME environment variable. The format of this variable is described at https://github.com/go-sql-driver/mysql#dsn-data-source-name.

Customizing Configuration for a SSL Connection

if The MySQL server supports SSL, you may need to specify a CA truststore to verify the server's chain-of-trust. You may also need to specify a SSL keypair for the client side of the SSL connection. To configure the mysqld exporter to use a custom CA certificate, add the following to the mysql cnf file:


To specify the client SSL keypair, add the following to the cnf.


Customizing the SSL configuration is only supported in the mysql cnf file and is not supported if you set the mysql server's data source name in the environment variable DATA_SOURCE_NAME.

Using Docker

You can deploy this exporter using the prom/mysqld-exporter Docker image.

For example:

docker network create my-mysql-network
docker pull prom/mysqld-exporter

docker run -d \
  -p 9104:9104 \
  --network my-mysql-network  \
  -e DATA_SOURCE_NAME="user:password@(my-mysql-network:3306)/" \


With collect.heartbeat enabled, mysqld_exporter will scrape replication delay measured by heartbeat mechanisms. Pt-heartbeat is the reference heartbeat implementation supported.

Filtering enabled collectors

The mysqld_exporter will expose all metrics from enabled collectors by default. This is the recommended way to collect metrics to avoid errors when comparing metrics of different families.

For advanced use the mysqld_exporter can be passed an optional list of collectors to filter metrics. The collect[] parameter may be used multiple times. In Prometheus configuration you can use this syntax under the scrape config.

  - foo
  - bar

This can be useful for having different Prometheus servers collect specific metrics from targets.

Example Rules

There are some sample rules available in example.rules