How much overhead does the agent use?


The Sysdig Cloud agent is optimized to provide for very low overhead while reporting real-time metrics to the Sysdig Cloud back-end databases.

Typically you can expect less than 2 to 3 KiB/s of network bandwidth consumption for the compressed metrics stream to our backend databases and under 2% to 3% of CPU use on your host.  In cases of heavy reporting load, the agent is set to consume a maximum of 5-10KiB/s network bandwidth and 5% CPU time, however, these limits should very rarely be reached.

Memory consumption is also limited to 512MiB runtime and if you wish to limit the memory use in our Docker containerized agent, you should specify 700MiB for RAM.  If you are implementing the Sysdig Cloud agent in a Kubernetes infrastructure, you can also limit CPU to 100m for the pod.


Be sure to keep your Sysdig Cloud agents updated to the latest version on all of your instances to take advantage of efficiency improvements as they are released.   



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