PMM Settings Page¶
PMM Settings is a special page dedicated to configuring a number of PMM options. It can be accessed through the main menu:
PMM Settings page consists of the following sections, which allow to configure different aspects of the PMM Server:
Don’t forget to click the Apply changes button to make changed options work.
- The Telemetry switch enables gathering and sending basic anonymous data to
- Percona, which helps us to determine where to focus the development
and what is the uptake of the various versions of PMM. Specifically, gathering this information helps determine if we need to release patches to legacy versions beyond support, determining when supporting a particular version is no longer necessary, and even understanding how the frequency of release encourages or deters adoption.
Currently, only the following information is gathered:
- PMM Version,
- Installation Method (Docker, AMI, OVF),
- the Uptime.
We do not gather anything that would make the system identifiable, but the following two things are to be mentioned:
- The Country Code is evaluated from the submitting IP address before it is discarded.
- We do create an “instance ID” - a random string generated using UUID v4. This instance ID is generated to distinguish new instances from existing ones, for figuring out instance upgrades.
The first telemetry reporting of a new PMM Server instance is delayed by 24 hours to allow sufficient time to disable the service for those that do not wish to share any information.
There is a landing page for this service, available at check.percona.com, which clearly explains what this service is, what it’s collecting, and how you can turn it off.
Beside using PMM Settings page, you can also disable Telemetry with the
-e DISABLE_TELEMETRY=1 option in your docker run statement for the PMM Server.
This section allows you to upload your public SSH key which can be used to access the PMM Server via SSH (e.g. the PMM Server deployed as a virtual appliance).
Submit your public key in the SSH Key field and click the Apply SSH Key button.
This section allows you to configure integration of Prometheus with an external Alertmanager.
The Alertmanager URL field should contain the URL of the Alertmanager which would serve your PMM alerts.
The Alertmanager rules field is used to specify alerting rules in the YAML configuration format.
Fill both fields and click the Apply Alertmanager settings button to proceed.