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mongotop: MongoDB Activity Monitor

NAME

mongotop - MongoDB Activity Monitor

SYNOPSIS

mongotop provides a method to track the amount of time a MongoDB instance spends reading and writing data. mongotop provides statistics on a per-collection level. By default, mongotop returns values every second.

SEE ALSO: For more information about monitoring MongoDB, see http://docs.mongodb.org/manual/administration/monitoring.

For additional background on various other MongoDB status outputs see:

http://docs.mongodb.org/manual/reference/command/serverStatus
http://docs.mongodb.org/manual/reference/command/replSetGetStatus
http://docs.mongodb.org/manual/reference/command/dbStats
http://docs.mongodb.org/manual/reference/command/collStats

For an additional utility that provides MongoDB metrics see mongostat.

OPTIONS

mongotop
mongotop
--help, -h
Returns information on mongotop options and usage.
--verbose, -v
Increases the amount of internal reporting returned on standard output or in log files. Increase the verbosity with the -v form by including the option multiple times, (e.g. -vvvvv.)
--quiet
Runs mongotop in a quiet mode that attempts to limit the amount of output. This option suppresses:
output from database commands
replication activity
connection accepted events
connection closed events
--version
Returns the mongotop release number.
--host <hostname><:port>, -h
Specifies a resolvable hostname for the mongod to which to connect. By default mongotop attempts to connect to a MongoDB instance running on the localhost on port number 27017.

To connect to a replica set, specify the replica set seed name and the seed list of set members. Use the following format:

<replica_set_name>/<hostname1><:port>,<hostname2:<port>,...

You can always connect directly to a single MongoDB instance by specifying the host and port number directly.

--port <port>
Specifies the port number when the MongoDB instance is not running on the standard port of 27017. You may also specify the port number using the --host option.
--ipv6
Enables IPv6 support, which allows mongotop to connect to the MongoDB instance using an IPv6 network. All MongoDB programs and processes, including mongotop, disable IPv6 support by default.
--ssl
New in version 2.6.

Enables connection to a mongod or mongos that has SSL support enabled.

The default distribution of MongoDB does not contain support for SSL. For more information on MongoDB and SSL, see http://docs.mongodb.org/manual/tutorial/configure-ssl.

--sslCAFile <filename>
New in version 2.6.

Specifies the .pem file that contains the root certificate chain from the Certificate Authority. Specify the file name of the .pem file using relative or absolute paths.

The default distribution of MongoDB does not contain support for SSL. For more information on MongoDB and SSL, see http://docs.mongodb.org/manual/tutorial/configure-ssl.

--sslPEMKeyFile <filename>
New in version 2.6.

Specifies the .pem file that contains both the SSL certificate and key. Specify the file name of the .pem file using relative or absolute paths.

This option is required when using the --ssl option to connect to a mongod or mongos that has sslCAFile enabled without sslWeakCertificateValidation.

The default distribution of MongoDB does not contain support for SSL. For more information on MongoDB and SSL, see http://docs.mongodb.org/manual/tutorial/configure-ssl.

--sslPEMKeyPassword <value>
New in version 2.6.

Specifies the password to de-crypt the certificate-key file (i.e. --sslPEMKeyFile). Use --sslPEMKeyPassword only if the certificate-key file is encrypted. In all cases, mongotop will redact the password from all logging and reporting output.

If the private key in the PEM file is encrypted and you do not specify --sslPEMKeyPassword, mongotop will prompt for a passphrase. See ssl-certificate-password.

The default distribution of MongoDB does not contain support for SSL. For more information on MongoDB and SSL, see http://docs.mongodb.org/manual/tutorial/configure-ssl.

--sslCRLFile <filename>
New in version 2.6.

Specifies the .pem file that contains the Certificate Revocation List. Specify the file name of the .pem file using relative or absolute paths.

The default distribution of MongoDB does not contain support for SSL. For more information on MongoDB and SSL, see http://docs.mongodb.org/manual/tutorial/configure-ssl.

--sslAllowInvalidCertificates
New in version 2.6.

Bypasses the validation checks for server certificates and allows the use of invalid certificates. When using the sslAllowInvalidCertificates setting, MongoDB logs as a warning the use of the invalid certificate.

The default distribution of MongoDB does not contain support for SSL. For more information on MongoDB and SSL, see http://docs.mongodb.org/manual/tutorial/configure-ssl.

--sslFIPSMode
New in version 2.6.

Directs mongotop to use the FIPS mode of the installed OpenSSL library. Your system must have a FIPS compliant OpenSSL library to use --sslFIPSMode.

The default distribution of MongoDB does not contain support for SSL. For more information on MongoDB and SSL, see http://docs.mongodb.org/manual/tutorial/configure-ssl.

--username <username>, -u
Specifies a username with which to authenticate to a MongoDB database that uses authentication. Use in conjunction with the --password and --authenticationDatabase options.
--password <password>, -p
Specifies a password with which to authenticate to a MongoDB database that uses authentication. Use in conjunction with the --username and --authenticationDatabase options.
--authenticationDatabase <dbname>
New in version 2.4.

Specifies the database that holds the user's credentials. If you do not specify an authentication database, mongotop assumes that the database specified as the argument to the --db option holds the user's credentials.

--authenticationMechanism <name>
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 MongoDB Enterprise, mongotop also includes support for GSSAPI to handle Kerberos authentication. See http://docs.mongodb.org/manual/tutorial/control-access-to-mongodb-with-kerberos-authentication for more information about Kerberos authentication.

--locks
Toggles the mode of mongotop to report on use of per-database locks. These data are useful for measuring concurrent operations and lock percentage.
<sleeptime>
The final argument is the length of time, in seconds, that mongotop waits in between calls. By default mongotop returns data every second.

FIELDS

mongotop returns time values specified in milliseconds (ms.)

mongotop only reports active namespaces or databases, depending on the --locks option. If you don't see a database or collection, it has received no recent activity. You can issue a simple operation in the mongo shell to generate activity to affect the output of mongotop.

mongotop.ns
Contains the database namespace, which combines the database name and collection.

Changed in version 2.2: If you use the --locks, the ns field does not appear in the mongotop output.

mongotop.db
New in version 2.2.

Contains the name of the database. The database named . refers to the global lock, rather than a specific database.

This field does not appear unless you have invoked mongotop with the --locks option.

mongotop.total
Provides the total amount of time that this mongod spent operating on this namespace.
mongotop.read
Provides the amount of time that this mongod spent performing read operations on this namespace.
mongotop.write
Provides the amount of time that this mongod spent performing write operations on this namespace.
mongotop.<timestamp>
Provides a time stamp for the returned data.

USE

By default mongotop connects to the MongoDB instance running on the localhost port 27017. However, mongotop can optionally connect to remote mongod instances. See the mongotop options for more information.

To force mongotop to return less frequently specify a number, in seconds at the end of the command. In this example, mongotop will return every 15 seconds.

mongotop 15

This command produces the following output:

connected to: 127.0.0.1

                    ns       total        read       write           2012-08-13T15:45:40
test.system.namespaces         0ms         0ms         0ms
  local.system.replset         0ms         0ms         0ms
  local.system.indexes         0ms         0ms         0ms
  admin.system.indexes         0ms         0ms         0ms
                admin.         0ms         0ms         0ms

                    ns       total        read       write           2012-08-13T15:45:55
test.system.namespaces         0ms         0ms         0ms
  local.system.replset         0ms         0ms         0ms
  local.system.indexes         0ms         0ms         0ms
  admin.system.indexes         0ms         0ms         0ms
                admin.         0ms         0ms         0ms

To return a mongotop report every 5 minutes, use the following command:

mongotop 300

To report the use of per-database locks, use mongotop --locks, which produces the following output:

$ mongotop --locks
connected to: 127.0.0.1

                  db       total        read       write          2012-08-13T16:33:34
               local         0ms         0ms         0ms
               admin         0ms         0ms         0ms
                   .         0ms         0ms         0ms

AUTHOR

MongoDB Documentation Project

COPYRIGHT

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