nats-top

nats-top is a top-like tool for monitoring nats-server servers.

The nats-top tool provides a dynamic real-time view of a NATS server. nats-top can display a variety of system summary information about the NATS server, such as subscription, pending bytes, number of messages, and more, in real time. For example:

nats-top
nats-server version 0.6.4 (uptime: 31m42s)
Server:
Load: CPU: 0.8% Memory: 5.9M Slow Consumers: 0
In: Msgs: 34.2K Bytes: 3.0M Msgs/Sec: 37.9 Bytes/Sec: 3389.7
Out: Msgs: 68.3K Bytes: 6.0M Msgs/Sec: 75.8 Bytes/Sec: 6779.4
Connections: 4
HOST CID SUBS PENDING MSGS_TO MSGS_FROM BYTES_TO BYTES_FROM LANG VERSION SUBSCRIPTIONS
127.0.0.1:56134 2 5 0 11.6K 11.6K 1.1M 905.1K go 1.1.0 foo, hello
127.0.1.1:56138 3 1 0 34.2K 0 3.0M 0 go 1.1.0 _INBOX.a96f3f6853616154d23d1b5072
127.0.0.1:56144 4 5 0 11.2K 11.1K 873.5K 1.1M go 1.1.0 foo, hello
127.0.0.1:56151 5 8 0 11.4K 11.5K 1014.6K 1.0M go 1.1.0 foo, hello

Installation

nats-top can be installed using go get. For example:

go get github.com/nats-io/nats-top

NOTE: You may have to run the above command as user sudo depending on your setup. If you receive an error that you cannot install nats-top because your $GOPATH is not set, when in fact it is set, use command sudo -E go get github.com/nats-io/nats-top to install nats-top. The -E flag tells sudo to preserve the current user's environment.

Usage

Once installed, nats-top can be run with the command nats-top and optional arguments.

nats-top [-s server] [-m monitor] [-n num_connections] [-d delay_in_secs] [-sort by]

Options

Optional arguments inclde the following:

Option

Description

-m monitor

Monitoring http port from nats-server.

-n num_connections

Limit the connections requested to the server (default 1024).

-d delay_in_secs

Screen refresh interval (default 1 second).

-sort by

Field to use for sorting the connections (see below).

Commands

While in nats-top view, you can use the following commands.

option

Use the o<option> command to set the primary sort key to the <option> value. The option value can be one of the following: cid, subs, pending, msgs_to, msgs_from, bytes_to, bytes_from, lang, version.

You can also set the sort option on the command line using the -sort flag. For example: nats-top -sort bytes_to.

limit

Use the n<limit> command to set the sample size of connections to request from the server.

You can also set this on the command line using the -n num_connections flag. For example: nats-top -n 1.

Note that if n<limit> is used in conjunction with -sort, the server will respect both options allowing queries such as the following: Query for the connection with largest number of subscriptions: nats-top -n 1 -sort subs.

s, ? and q Commands

Use the s command to toggle displaying connection subscriptions.

Use the ? command to show help message with options.

Use the q command to quit nats-top.

Tutorial

For a walkthrough with nats-top check out the tutorial.