Sensor (Data Collection)

Tracked Configuration

  • Version
  • Name
  • Started At
  • Memory
  • Ulimit
  • Sockets
  • Connections
  • Pipes
  • Session Rate Limit
  • Frontends
  • Backends


  • Frontends

    • Requests
    • Request Errors
    • Denied Requests
    • Sessions, Session Usage
    • Client Errors
    • Server Errors
    • Bytes Send, Received
  • Backends

    • Average Response Time
    • Average Queue Time
    • Queue Size
    • Request Errors
    • Response Errors
    • Connection Retries
    • Denied Responses
    • Re-Dispatched Requests

Health Signatures

Health Description
Queue Size HAProxy backend average queue size is high
Response Time Sudden increase in average response time
Session Usage HAProxy frontend session usage is high


Instana will automatically utilize the “stats socket” configured in HAProxy to read metrics from. Please enable it as described in the HAProxy documentation: https://cbonte.github.io/haproxy-dconv/1.7/configuration.html#3.1-stats%20socket

Should you be running HAProxy in multi process mode, you need to configure a “stats socket” for each process. If this is not done, the agent will log this message explaining how to do that:

Haproxy is detected to be in multi-process mode, but no process attribute is detected in 'stats socket'
configuration.  To be able to properly monitor haproxy in multi-process mode, stats socket binding
should be defined per socket using the 'process' attribute.
E.g. 'stats socket /run/haproxy/admin1.sock mode 660 level admin process 1'