The DB Console provides details about your cluster and database configuration, and helps you optimize cluster performance.
DB Console areas
The Overview page provides a cluster overview and node list and map.
- Cluster Overview has essential metrics about the cluster and nodes, including liveness status, replication status, uptime, and hardware usage.
- Node List has a list of cluster metrics at the locality and node levels.
- Node Map displays a geographical configuration of your cluster and metrics at the locality and node levels, visualized on a map.
The Metrics page provides dashboards for all types of CockroachDB metrics.
- Overview dashboard has metrics about SQL performance, replication, and storage.
- Hardware dashboard has metrics about CPU usage, disk throughput, network traffic, storage capacity, and memory.
- Runtime dashboard has metrics about node count, CPU time, and memory usage.
- SQL dashboard has metrics about SQL connections, byte traffic, queries, transactions, and service latency.
- Storage dashboard has metrics about storage capacity and file descriptors.
- Replication dashboard has metrics about how data is replicated across the cluster, e.g., range status, replicas per store, and replica quiescence.
- Distributed dashboard has metrics about distribution tasks across the cluster, including RPCs, transactions, and node heartbeats.
- Queues dashboard has metrics about the health and performance of various queueing systems in CockroachDB, including the garbage collection and Raft log queues.
- Slow requests dashboard has metrics about important cluster tasks that take longer than expected to complete, including Raft proposals and lease acquisitions.
- Changefeeds dashboard has metrics about the changefeeds created across your cluster.
- Overload dashboard has metrics about the performance of the parts of your cluster relevant to the cluster's admission control system.
The Databases page shows details about the system and user databases in the cluster.
The SQL Activity page summarizes SQL activity in your cluster.
- Statements shows frequently executed and high latency SQL statements, with the option to collect statement diagnostics.
- Transactions show details about transactions running on the cluster.
- Sessions shows details about open sessions in the cluster.
The Network Latency page shows latencies and lost connections between all nodes in your cluster.
The Jobs page shows details of jobs running in the cluster.
The Advanced Debug page provides advanced monitoring and troubleshooting reports. These include details about data distribution, the state of specific queues, and slow query metrics. These details are largely intended for use by CockroachDB developers.
DB Console access
You can access the DB Console from every node at
http://<host>:8080 by default.
- If you included the
--http-addrflag when starting nodes, use the IP address or hostname and port specified by that flag.
- If you didn't include the
--http-addrflag when starting nodes, use the IP address or hostname specified by the
--listen-addrflag and port
- If you are running a secure cluster, use
For guidance on accessing the DB Console in the context of cluster deployment, see Start a Local Cluster and Manual Deployment.
Proxy DB Console
If your CockroachDB cluster is behind a load balancer, you may wish to proxy your DB Console connection to a different node in the cluster from the node you first connect to. This is useful in deployments where a third-party load balancer otherwise determines which CockroachDB node you connect to in DB Console, or where web management access is limited to a subset of CockroachDB instances in a cluster.
You can accomplish this using one of these methods:
- Once connected to DB Console, use the Web server dropdown menu from the Advanced Debug page to select a different node to proxy to.
- Use the
remote_node_idparameter in your DB Console URL to proxy directly to a specific node. For example, use
http://<host>:<http-port>/?remote_node_id=2to proxy directly to node
DB Console security considerations
Access to DB Console is a function of cluster security and the role of the accessing user.
On insecure clusters, all areas of the DB Console are accessible to all users.
On secure clusters, for each user who should have access to the DB Console, you must create a user with a password and optionally
GRANT the user membership to the
All users have access to data over which they have privileges (e.g., jobs and list of sessions), and data that does not require privileges (e.g., cluster health, node status, metrics).
admin users also have access to the following areas. These area display information from privileged HTTP endpoints that operate with
|DB Console area||Privileged information|
|Node Map||Database and table names|
|Databases||Stored table data|
|Advanced Debug (some reports)||Stored table data, operational details, internal IP addresses, names, credentials, application data (depending on report)|
DB Console troubleshooting
The DB Console stores temporary data in a time-series database in order to generate the various metrics graphs. If your cluster is comprised of a large number of nodes where individual nodes have very limited memory available (e.g., under
8 GiB), this underlying time-series database may not have enough memory available per-node to serve these requests quickly. If the DB Console experiences issues rendering these metrics graphs, consider increasing the value of the
By default, the DB Console shares anonymous usage details with Cockroach Labs. For information about the details shared and how to opt-out of reporting, see Diagnostics Reporting.