While Live Processes data is stored for 36 hours, you can generate global and percentile distribution metrics from your processes to monitor your resource consumption long-term. Process-based metrics are stored for 15 months like any other Datadog metric, making it easy to:
Generating process-based metrics is currently in public beta for all US customers. EU customers can request access using this form.
You can generate a new process-based metric directly from queries in the Live Processes page, or in the Distribution Metrics tab, by selecting the Create Metric button.
Total CPU %) to aggregate a numeric value and create its corresponding
group by: Select tags to be added as dimensions to your metrics, so they can be filtered, aggregated, and compared. By default, metrics generated from processes will not have any tags unless explicitly added. Any tag available for Live Processes queries can be used in this field. Process-based metrics are considered custom metrics. Avoid grouping by unbounded or extremely high cardinality tags like
userto avert impacting your billing.
You can create multiple metrics using the same query by selecting the Create Another checkbox at the bottom of the metric creation modal. When selected, the modal will remain open after your metric has been created, with the filters and aggregation groups already filled in.
Note: Data points for process-based metrics are generated at ten second intervals. There may be up to a 3-minute delay from the moment the metric is created or updated, to the moment the first data point is reported.
After a metric is created, the following fields can be updated:
To change the metric type or name, a new metric must be created.
Once created, you can use process distribution aggregate and percentile metrics like any other in Datadog. For instance: