How to view droplet's memory usage

  • Posted September 25, 2014

I am quite surprised there is no graph for memory usage within graphs section. Do I need to enable it somewhere or is it only available for certain price plans?


+1 Should be available in the graphs section

yes please!


Graph section would be great!

+1 Please add it to the graph section.

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sudo apt-get install htop

This way you will notice what programs is using most RAM.

Hi all, I had this same question. You can see how to enable more in-depth monitoring at the link below.

This includes memory statistics.

For such an important feature to not be included on the graphs page is very odd and inconvenient.


The free Metrics Agent now shows a memory usage graph.

Kudos Digital Ocean! Feeling slightly less cynical about droplet upgrade enticements.

is it possible to set up a different email for monitoring-alert than the default account alert?

To install sysstat on Ubuntu / Debian ::: apt install -y sysstat

Once complete - edit /etc/default/sysstat and set ENABLED=“true” Also, in /etc/sysstat/sysstat change the SADC to “-S XALL” to collect all stats

Restart sysstat service

sysstat will now start collecting data