MySQL InnoDB Metrics (Advanced) Dashboard

The MySQL InnoDB Metrics (Advanced) dashboard contains metrics that provide detailed information about the performance of the InnoDB storage engine on the selected MySQL host. This dashboard contains the following metrics:


If you do not see any metric, try running the following command in the MySQL client:

mysql > SET GLOBAL innodb_monitor_enable=all;

Metrics of MySQL InnoDB Metrics (Advanced) Dashboard

Change Buffer Performance

This metric shows the activity on the InnoDB change buffer. The InnoDB change buffer records updates to non-unique secondary keys when the destination page is not in the buffer pool. The updates are applied when the page is loaded in the buffer pool, prior to its use by a query. The merge ratio is the number of insert buffer changes done per page, the higher the ratio the better is the efficiency of the change buffer.

InnoDB Log Buffer Performance

The InnoDB Log Buffer Performance graph shows the efficiency of the InnoDB log buffer. The InnoDB log buffer size is defined by the innodb_log_buffer_size parameter and illustrated on the graph by the Size graph. Used is the amount of the buffer space that is used. If the Used graph is too high and gets close to Size, additional log writes will be required.

InnoDB Page Splits

The InnoDB Page Splits graph shows the InnoDB page maintenance activity related to splitting and merging pages. When an InnoDB page, other than the top most leaf page, has too much data to accept a row update or a row insert, it has to be split in two. Similarly, if an InnoDB page, after a row update or delete operation, ends up being less than half full, an attempt is made to merge the page with a neighbor page. If the resulting page size is larger than the InnoDB page size, the operation fails. If your workload causes a large number of page splits, try lowering the innodb_fill_factor variable (5.7+).

InnoDB Page Reorgs

The InnoDB Page Reorgs graph shows information about the page reorganization operations. When a page receives an update or an insert that affect the offset of other rows in the page, a reorganization is needed. If the reorganization process finds out there is not enough room in the page, the page will be split. Page reorganization can only fail for compressed pages.

InnoDB Purge Performance

The InnoDB Purge Performance graph shows metrics about the page purging process. The purge process removed the undo entries from the history list and cleanup the pages of the old versions of modified rows and effectively remove deleted rows.

InnoDB Locking

The InnoDB Locking graph shows the row level lock activity inside InnoDB.

InnoDB Main Thread Utilization

The InnoDB Main Thread Utilization graph shows the portion of time the InnoDB main thread spent at various task.

InnoDB Transactions Information

The InnoDB Transactions Information graph shows details about the recent transactions. Transaction IDs Assigned represents the total number of transactions initiated by InnoDB. RW Transaction Commits are the number of transactions not read-only. Insert-Update Transactions Commits are transactions on the Undo entries. Non Locking RO Transaction Commits are transactions commit from select statement in auto-commit mode or transactions explicitly started with “start transaction read only”.

InnoDB Undo Space Usage

The InnoDB Undo Space Usage graph shows the amount of space used by the Undo segment. If the amount of space grows too much, look for long running transactions holding read views opened in the InnoDB status.

InnoDB Activity

The InnoDB Activity graph shows a measure of the activity of the InnoDB threads.

InnoDB Contention - OS Waits

The InnoDB Contention - OS Waits graph shows the number of time an OS wait operation was required while waiting to get the lock. This happens once the spin rounds are exhausted.

InnoDB Contention - Spin Rounds

The InnoDB Contention - Spin Rounds metric shows the number of spin rounds executed in order to get a lock. A spin round is a fast retry to get the lock in a loop.

InnoDB Group Commit Batch Size

The InnoDB Group Commit Batch Size metric shows how many bytes were written to the InnoDB log files per attempt to write. If many threads are committing at the same time, one of them will write the log entries of all the waiting threads and flush the file. Such process reduces the number of disk operations needed and enlarge the batch size.

InnoDB Purge Throttling

The InnoDB Purge Throttling graph shows the evolution of the purge lag and the max purge lag currently set. Under heavy write load, the purge operation may start to lag behind and when the max purge lag is reached, a delay, proportional to the value defined by innodb_max_purge_lag_delay (in microseconds) is added to all update, insert and delete statements. This helps prevents flushing stalls.

InnoDB AHI Usage

The InnoDB AHI Usage graph shows the search operations on the InnoDB adaptive hash index and its efficiency. The adaptive hash index is a search hash designed to speed access to InnoDB pages in memory. If the Hit Ratio is small, the working data set is larger than the buffer pool, the AHI should likely be disabled.

InnoDB AHI Maintenance

The InnoDB AHI Maintenance graph shows the maintenance operation of the InnoDB adaptive hash index. The adaptive hash index is a search hash to speed access to InnoDB pages in memory. A constant high number of rows/pages added and removed can be an indication of an ineffective AHI.

InnoDB Online DDL

The InnoDB Online DDL graph shows the state of the online DDL (alter table) operations in InnoDB. The progress metric is estimate of the percentage of the rows processed by the online DDL.


Currently available only on MariaDB Server

InnoDB Defragmentation

The InnoDB Defragmentation graph shows the status information related to the InnoDB online defragmentation feature of MariaDB for the optimize table command. To enable this feature, the variable innodb-defragment must be set to 1 in the configuration file.


Currently available only on MariaDB Server.

  • Page updated 2021-01-11


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