Documentation forSolarWinds Observability

Cosmos DB metrics

Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft's globally distributed, multi-model database service. Cosmos DB enables you to elastically and independently scale throughput and storage across any number of Azure regions worldwide. You can elastically scale throughput and storage, and take advantage of fast, single-digit-millisecond data access using your favorite API including SQL, MongoDB, Cassandra, Tables, or Gremlin. Use the Azure Resource Manager to gather metrics for this resource, then ensure your cloud platform is configured in SolarWinds Observability to collect this resource type's data. See Add an Azure cloud account.

Depending on the subscription pricing tier of your Azure account or its resources, additional metrics may be available for this entity. To collect additional Azure metrics, select the premium pricing tier when configuring your Azure namespaces.

Many of the collected metrics from Azure Cosmos DB entities are displayed as widgets in SolarWinds Observability explorers; additional metrics may be collected and available in the Metrics Explorer. You can also create an alert for when an entity's metric value moves out of a specific range. See Entities in SolarWinds Observability for information about entity types in SolarWinds Observability.

The following table lists some of the metrics collected for these entities. To see the Azure Cosmos DB metrics in the Metrics Explorer, type azure.cosmos in the search box.


Health score. A health score provides real-time insight into the overall health and performance of your monitored entities. The health score is calculated based on anomalies detected for the entity, alerts triggered for the entity's metrics, and the status of the entity. The health score is displayed as a single numerical value that ranges from a Good (70-100) to Moderate (40-69) to Bad (0-39) distinction.

To view the health score for Azure Cosmos DB entities in the Metrics Explorer, filter the sw.metrics.healthscore metric by entity_types and select azurecosmosdb.


AutoscaleMaxThroughput. The maximum throughput the autoscale will scale to.


AvailableStorage. The total amount of available storage reported at 5-minute granularity per region.


CassandraConnectorAvgReplicationLatency. The average replication latency of the Cassandra Connector.


CassandraConnectorReplicationHealthStatus. The replication health status of the Cassandra Connector.


CassandraConnectionClosures. The total number of Cassandra Connections closed.


CassandraRequestCharges. The total number of request units consumed by the API for Cassandra.


CassandraRequests. The total number of Cassandra API requests made.

DataUsage. The total data usage reported at 5-minute granularity per region.


DocumentCount. The total document count reported at 5-minute granularity per region.


DocumentQuota. The total storage quota reported at 5-minute granularity per region.


GremlinRequestCharges. The total number of request units consumed by Gremlin queries.


GremlinRequests. The total number of requests made by Gremlin queries.


IndexUsage. The total Index usage reported at 5-minute granularity per region.


MongoRequestCharge. The total number of Mongo request units consumed.


MongoRequests. The total number of Mongo requests made.


NormalizedRUConsumption. The maximum request unit consumption percentage per minute.


ProvisionedThroughput. The maximum provisioned throughput at container granularity.


ReplicationLatency. The average replication latency across the source and target regions for a geo-enabled account.


MetadataRequests. The total number of metadata requests.

TotalRequests. The total number of requests made.


TotalRequestUnits. The total number of request units consumed.


ServerSideLatency. The average amount of time taken by the server to process a request.


ServiceAvailability. The average account request availability at one-hour granularity.