2 thoughts on “memcached Monitoring

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    I know this question is old:

    But for some quick monitoring of a running memcached system: ( in ubuntu )

    $ sudo apt-get install libmemcached-tools
    

    This includes a handful of handy tools. The one in particular that I use is memcstat

    $ watch -n1 -d 'memcstat --servers localhost'
    

    This will show alot of handy information like for instance:

    curr_connections: 5
    total_connections: 26
    get_hits: 202
    get_misses: 12
    bytes_read: 1650
    bytes_written: 74345
    

    This is handy because it does not require you to write a single line of code, and better yet will tell you if your caching infrastructure is working like you expect it too.

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