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Getting ColdFusion Server Metrics

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The often forgoten function GetMetricData() function returns the same info as the cfstat utility. Here's an example:

<cfset metrics = GetMetricData("PERF_MONITOR")>
<cfoutput>
  ColdFusion Server Metrics: <br>
  <br>
  InstanceName: #metrics.InstanceName# <br>
  PageHits: #metrics.PageHits# <br>
  ReqQueued: #metrics.ReqQueued# <br>
  DBHits: #metrics.DBHits# <br>
  ReqRunning: #metrics.ReqRunning# <br>
  ReqTimedOut: #metrics.ReqTimedOut# <br>
  BytesIn: #metrics.BytesIn# <br>
  BytesOut: #metrics.BytesOut# <br>
  AvgQueueTime: #metrics.AvgQueueTime# <br>
  AvgReqTime: #metrics.AvgReqTime# <br>
  AvgDBTime: #metrics.AvgDBTime# <br>
  CachePops: #metrics.CachePops# <br>
  Simple Load: #GetMetricData("SIMPLE_LOAD")#<br>
  Prev Request Time: #GetMetricData("PREV_REQ_TIME")#ms<br>
  Avg Request Time: #GetMetricData("AVG_REQ_TIME")#ms<br>
</cfoutput>

I had always thought it would be interesting to write a scheduled task to record these values in a database, and then generate reports.


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Getting ColdFusion Server Metrics was first published on December 16, 2003.

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Comments

Interesting, running this on a CF5 server seems to restart the CF service. Any idea why?
by Brian on 01/18/2004 at 10:10:59 AM UTC
No idea, that should work on a CF5 server as well.
by Pete Freitag on 01/20/2004 at 11:40:57 PM UTC
Will the GetMetricData() work on the J2EE version of MX?
by Matt on 02/18/2004 at 1:40:53 PM UTC
Does this work on cf 8 standard?
by Craig M. Rosenblum on 10/19/2009 at 1:55:43 PM UTC
@Craig - Yes it does work on CF 8 Standard.
by Pete Freitag on 10/19/2009 at 3:15:37 PM UTC