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mongostat - MongoDB
The mongostat utility provides a quick overview of the status of a currently running
mongod or mongos instance. mongostat is functionally similar to the UNIX/Linux file system
utility vmstat, but provides data regarding mongod and mongos instances.
For more information about monitoring MongoDB, see /administration/monitoring.
For more background on various other MongoDB status outputs see:
For an additional utility that provides MongoDB metrics see "mongotop."
mongostat connects to the mongod instance running on the local host interface on TCP port
27017; however, mongostat can connect to any accessible remote mongod instance.
--help Returns a basic help and usage text.
Increases the amount of internal reporting returned on the command line. Increase
the verbosity with the -v form by including the option multiple times, (e.g.
Returns the version of the mongostat utility.
Specifies a resolvable hostname for the mongod from which you want to export data.
By default mongostat attempts to connect to a MongoDB instance running on the
localhost port number 27017.
Optionally, specify a port number to connect a MongoDB instance running on a port
other than 27017.
To connect to a replica set, you can specify the replica set seed name, and a seed
list of set members, in the following format:
Specifies the port number, if the MongoDB instance is not running on the standard
port. (i.e. 27017) You may also specify a port number using the mongostat --host
--ipv6 Enables IPv6 support that allows mongostat to connect to the MongoDB instance using
an IPv6 network. All MongoDB programs and processes, including mongostat, disable
IPv6 support by default.
--ssl New in version 2.4: MongoDB added support for SSL connections to mongod instances
Note SSL support in mongostat is not compiled into the default distribution of MongoDB.
See /administration/ssl for more information on SSL and MongoDB.
Additionally, mongostat does not support connections to mongod instances that
require client certificate validation.
Allows mongostat to connect to mongod instance over an SSL connection.
--username <username>, -u <username>
Specifies a username to authenticate to the MongoDB instance, if your database
requires authentication. Use in conjunction with the mongostat --password option to
supply a password.
--password <password>, -p <password>
Specifies a password to authenticate to the MongoDB instance. Use in conjunction
with the mongostat --username option to supply a username.
If you specify a --username without the --password option, mongostat will prompt
for a password interactively.
New in version 2.4.
Specifies the database that holds the user's (e.g --username) credentials.
By default, mongostat assumes that the database specified to the --db argument
holds the user's credentials, unless you specify --authenticationDatabase.
See userSource, /reference/privilege-documents and /reference/user-privileges for
more information about delegated authentication in MongoDB.
New in version 2.4.
Specifies the authentication mechanism. By default, the authentication mechanism is
MONGODB-CR, which is the MongoDB challenge/response authentication mechanism. In
the MongoDB Subscriber Edition, mongostat also includes support for GSSAPI to
handle Kerberos authentication.
See /tutorial/control-access-to-mongodb-with-kerberos-authentication for more
information about Kerberos authentication.
Disables the output of column or field names.
--rowcount <number>, -n <number>
Controls the number of rows to output. Use in conjunction with the sleeptime
argument to control the duration of a mongostat operation.
Unless --rowcount is specified, mongostat will return an infinite number of rows
(e.g. value of 0.)
--http Configures mongostat to collect data using the HTTP interface rather than a raw
With this option mongostat discovers and reports on statistics from all members of
a replica set or sharded cluster. When connected to any member of a replica set,
--discover all non-hidden members of the replica set. When connected to a mongos,
mongostat will return data from all shards in the cluster. If a replica set
provides a shard in the sharded cluster, mongostat will report on non-hidden
members of that replica set.
The mongostat --host option is not required but potentially useful in this case.
--all Configures mongostat to return all optional fields.
The final argument is the length of time, in seconds, that mongostat waits in
between calls. By default mongostat returns one call every second.
mongostat returns values that reflect the operations over a 1 second period. For
values of <sleeptime> greater than 1, mongostat averages data to reflect average
operations per second.
mongostat returns values that reflect the operations over a 1 second period. When
mongostat <sleeptime> has a value greater than 1, mongostat averages the statistics to
reflect average operations per second.
mongostat outputs the following fields:
The number of objects inserted into the database per second. If followed by an
asterisk (e.g. *), the datum refers to a replicated operation.
query The number of query operations per second.
update The number of update operations per second.
delete The number of delete operations per second.
The number of get more (i.e. cursor batch) operations per second.
The number of commands per second. On slave and secondary systems, mongostat
presents two values separated by a pipe character (e.g. |), in the form of
The number of fsync operations per second.
mapped The total amount of data mapped in megabytes. This is the total data size at the
time of the last mongostat call.
size The amount of (virtual) memory in megabytes used by the process at the time of the
last mongostat call.
res The amount of (resident) memory in megabytes used by the process at the time of the
last mongostat call.
faults Changed in version 2.1.
The number of page faults per second.
Before version 2.1 this value was only provided for MongoDB instances running on
locked The percent of time in a global write lock.
Changed in version 2.2: The locked db field replaces the locked % field to more
appropriate data regarding the database specific locks in version 2.2.
New in version 2.2.
The percent of time in the per-database context-specific lock. mongostat will
report the database that has spent the most time since the last mongostat call with
a write lock.
This value represents the amount of time that the listed database spent in a locked
state combined with the time that the mongod spent in the global lock. Because of
this, and the sampling method, you may see some values greater than 100%.
The percent of index access attempts that required a page fault to load a btree
node. This is a sampled value.
qr The length of the queue of clients waiting to read data from the MongoDB instance.
qw The length of the queue of clients waiting to write data from the MongoDB instance.
ar The number of active clients performing read operations.
aw The number of active clients performing write operations.
netIn The amount of network traffic, in bytes, received by the MongoDB instance.
This includes traffic from mongostat itself.
netOut The amount of network traffic, in bytes, sent by the MongoDB instance.
This includes traffic from mongostat itself.
conn The total number of open connections.
set The name, if applicable, of the replica set.
repl The replication status of the node.
│Value │ Replication Type │
│M │ master │
│SEC │ secondary │
│REC │ recovering │
│UNK │ unknown │
│SLV │ slave │
In the first example, mongostat will return data every second for 20 seconds. mongostat
collects data from the mongod instance running on the localhost interface on port 27017.
All of the following invocations produce identical behavior:
mongostat --rowcount 20 1
mongostat --rowcount 20
mongostat -n 20 1
mongostat -n 20
In the next example, mongostat returns data every 5 minutes (or 300 seconds) for as long
as the program runs. mongostat collects data from the mongod instance running on the
localhost interface on port 27017. Both of the following invocations produce identical
mongostat --rowcount 0 300
mongostat -n 0 300
In the following example, mongostat returns data every 5 minutes for an hour (12 times.)
mongostat collects data from the mongod instance running on the localhost interface on
port 27017. Both of the following invocations produce identical behavior.
mongostat --rowcount 12 300
mongostat -n 12 300
In many cases, using the --discover will help provide a more complete snapshot of the
state of an entire group of machines. If a mongos process connected to a sharded cluster
is running on port 27017 of the local machine, you can use the following form to return
statistics from all members of the cluster:
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