Satellite self observability dashboard

SkyWalking Satellite collects and exports metrics in Prometheus format and SkyWalking metrics service protobuffer format for consuming, it also provides a dashboard to visualize the Satellite metrics.

Data flow

  1. SkyWalking Satellite collects metrics data internally and pushes the metrics to SkyWalking OAP.
  2. The SkyWalking OAP Server parses the expression with MAL to filter/calculate/aggregate and store the results.

Set up

  1. Set up SkyWalking Satellite Telemetry Exporter.
  2. Config SkyWalking OpenTelemetry receiver.

Self observability monitoring

Self observability monitoring provides monitoring of the status and resources of the OAP server itself. oap-server is a Service in OAP, and land on the Layer: SO11Y_OAP.

Self observability metrics

Monitoring Panel Unit Metric Name Description Data Source
Count satellite_service_grpc_connect_count Connection Count SkyWalking Satellite
Percentage satellite_service_server_cpu_utilization CPU (%) SkyWalking Satellite
Count satellite_service_queue_used_count The used count of queue of pipeline SkyWalking Satellite
Count satellite_service_receive_event_count Receive count of event from downstream SkyWalking Satellite
Count satellite_service_fetch_event_count Fetch count of event from downstream SkyWalking Satellite
Count satellite_service_queue_input_count The event count of push to the queue SkyWalking Satellite
Count satellite_service_send_event_count The event count of push data to the upstream SkyWalking Satellite


You can customize your own metrics/expression/dashboard panel. The self observability dashboard panel configurations are found in /config/ui-initialized-templates/so11y_satellite/so11y-root.json.