Setting up PMM Server

System requirements


Approximately 1 GB of storage per monitored database node with data retention set to one week. By default, retention is 30 days.

Disable table statistics to decrease the VictoriaMetrics database size.


A minimum of 2 GB per monitored database node. The increase in memory usage is not proportional to the number of nodes. For example, data from 20 nodes should be easily handled with 16 GB.


Your CPU must support the SSE4.2 instruction set, a requirement of ClickHouse, a third-party column-oriented database used by Query Analytics. If your CPU is lacking this instruction set you won’t be able to use Query Analytics.

Choose how you want to run PMM Server:

When PMM Server is running, set up PMM Client for each node or service.

  • Page updated 2021-04-06


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