Seamless Infrastructure Monitoring

Collect metrics for visibility, monitor Droplet performance, and receive alerts when problems arise in your infrastructure – at no additional cost.

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Natively integrated

Natively integrated

Powered by our open source agent, Monitoring on DigitalOcean simplifies your toolset to collect system-level metrics all in one place. View graphs, track performance, and set up alerts instantly within your control panel. Easily enable Monitoring via the control panel or API for new and existing Droplets in any of our datacenters.


Real-Time Summary

Real-Time Summary Dashboards

Know how your Droplets are performing over time and when to scale to improve your application's performance with up-to-the minute visualizations. Multiple graphs enables you to monitor:

  • CPU Usage

    CPU Usage

    The percent of total processing power in use.

  • Disk Usage

    Disk Usage

    The percentage of space in use on your Droplet's disk.

  • Disk I/O

    Disk I/O

    Disk read and write operations in megabytes per second.

  • Bandwidth


    Public bandwidth usage in megabits per second.

  • Memory


    The percentage of physical RAM
    in use.

  • Top Processes

    Top Processes

    The current top processes running on your Droplet.


Quickly set up alerts for peace of mind

Create intelligent alert policies to easily monitor changes to your system. Receive alerts on any metric, Droplet, or group of Droplets, and get notified whenever a metric crosses your specified threshold and critical issues arise in your infrastructure.

Quickly set up alerts for peace of mind
Receive alert notifications through Slack or email

Receive alert notifications through Slack or email

Easily integrate our Monitoring service with your Slack account via OAuth when you create your alert policy. Instantly receive notifications in your Slack channel when a new alert is triggered. Alternatively, you can set up and receive alerts via email. All messages are delivered to the email address associated with the account.

Enable monitoring for free on DigitalOcean

Monitoring is available across all of your Droplets at no additional cost.

Do more with Monitoring

Find out more about Monitoring and creating highly available infrastructure with the help of step-by-step tutorials.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your questions about Monitoring here.

  • What is Monitoring?

    Monitoring service enables you to monitor the host-metrics like CPU utilization, data transfer, and disk usage activity from Droplets. You can view the graphs of these metrics to understand how they are performing over time or set up alerts to receive notification whenever a metric crosses your specified threshold and critical issues arise in your infrastructure.

  • How can I enable Monitoring?

    Monitoring on DigitalOcean is automatically enabled when you install the Monitoring agent on your Droplet. To install the Monitoring agent, you just need to select Monitoring on your cloud console. You can also use our API, or a package manager to add the agent to your Droplets. More info

  • Which operating systems does Monitoring support?

    Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian

  • What is the retention period of all metrics?

    The data for the running Droplets is retained for 30 days. When a Droplet is destroyed, the data associated with the Droplet is also deleted.

  • What is the minimum granularity for the data that Monitoring service receives and aggregates?

    The minimum granularity supported by Monitoring is 1 minute data points.

  • What thresholds can I set to trigger an alert?

    When you create an alert policy, you first choose the Droplet metric you want it to monitor. Next, you choose the evaluation period (e.g. five minutes or one hour). To set a threshold, set a target value and choose whether the alert will trigger when the value is above or below the value.

  • How much does Monitoring service cost?

    Monitoring service is provided at no additional cost.