Adding NTP Drift as a metric via StatsD


For critical microservices, NTP sync can be important, and you may want to measure the drift of NTP within Instana. This also serves as template for any additional metrics you might want to consume in Instana.


Instana offers StatsD metrics collection for any adhoc counts you may want to observe.

  1. Enable StatsD Metric collection in the configuration.yaml (Described here)
  2. Schedule this two liner...

jitter=$(ntpstat | awk 'FNR == 2 {print $5}') echo "Time Offset ms:$jitter|g" | nc -u -w0 8125


A gauge rather than counter as it keeps the fixed value.
StatsD Counters appear within the host dashboard.

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