Update time: 2021-03-06


  • monitor plugin is used to monitor its own running status(JVM-related) by gateway, include request response delay, QPS, TPS, and other related metrics.

Technical Solutions

  • Flow Diagram

  • Make even tracking in soul gateway by asynchronous or synchronous mode.

  • The prometheus server pulls metrics’ through http request, and then displays it by Grafana.

Plugin Setting

  • In soul-admin–> plugin management-> monitor, set to enable.

  • Add the following configuration in the monitor plugin.


# port : Pulled ports for exposing to prometheus service.
# host : If not filled in, it is the host of soul Gateway.
# async :"true" is asynchronous event tracking, false is synchronous event tracking.
  • If the user don’t use, please disable the plugin in the backgroud.

Plugin Setting

  • Introduce monitor dependency in the pom.xml file of the gateway.
  <!-- soul monitor plugin start-->
  <!-- soul monitor plugin end-->
  • Selectors and rules, please refer to: selector

    • Only when the url is matched, the url will request event tracking.

metrics Detail

  • All JVM,thread,memory,and other related infomation will be made event tracking,you can add a JVM module in the Granfana’ panel, and it will be fully displayed, please refer to:

  • There are also the following custom metrics

request_totalCounternonecollecting all requests of Soul Gateway
http_request_totalCounterpath,typecollecting all matched requests of monitor

Collect metrics

Users need to install Prometheus service to collect

  • Choose the corresponding environment download address to install
  • Modify configuration file: prometheus.yml
   # The job name is added as a label `job=<job_name>` to any timeseries scraped from this config.
   - job_name: 'prometheus'
     # metrics_path defaults to '/metrics'
     # scheme defaults to 'http'.
     - targets: ['localhost:9190']

Note: The job_name corresponds to the metricsName of the monitor plug-in configuration

  • After the configuration is completed, you can directly double-click prometheus.exe in the window to start. The default boot port is 9090, Success can be verified at http://localhost:9090/

Panel display

It is recommended to use Grafana, Users can customize the query to personalize the display panel.

Here’s how to install and deploy Grafana for Windows

  • Install Grafana

download Unzip it and enter the bin directory and double-click grafana-server.exe to run it. Go to http://localhost:3000/?orgId=1 admin/admin to verify the success

  • Config Prometheus DataSource

  • Config JVM Dashboard

Click Create - Import and enter the dashboards ID (8563 recommended).

The final JVM monitor panel looks like this:

  • Config Custom Metric Dashboard request_totalhttp_request_total

Click Create - Import and enter the panel config json

The final custom HTTP request monitoring panel looks like this: