Viewing database health and metrics

Select a database to view health metrics and performance information.

When selecting a database, you can view health metrics that include information regarding latency and throughput to the database. These metrics provide insights into the performance of the database and how workloads are distributed.

Note: The Health tab displays for only databases on a paid tier. This capability is not available for databases running on the Free tier.
Tip: When viewing information about a database on the Health page, click the ellipsis next to the database name to view connection details.

Procedure

  1. Open a browser, navigate to DataStax Astra, and log in.
  2. On the Databases page, select the database name to view details for.

    Details for the database display on the Summary tab.

  3. To view health metrics for the database, select the Health tab.
  4. Select the time period and type of data to display in the health metrics for.

    Data types to display include average, minimum, and maximum.

    Zoom in or out on the metrics, or click the time selector to change the period that metrics display for.

Results

Metrics for the database display in the Grafana dashboard embedded in the DataStax Cloud console. To view more granular metrics, hover over a specific time in the graph. Read and write latencies display in nanoseconds.

Tip: To see the health dashboard in a full browser window;
  1. Select Cycle View Mode in the upper right of the frame.

    This selection displays the cycle view.

  2. Press Esc.
  3. Select Share Dashboard in the upper right of the frame.
  4. Copy the URL.
  5. Paste the URL in a new browser tab or window to see the dashboard.
Figure 1: Health tab displaying metrics in the DataStax Cloud console
The Health tab displays database metrics, which are embedded in the DataStax Cloud console.