Tags in Hosted Graphite

Our implementation is in beta. We really value your comments and suggestions.

If you find something frustrating or worse, please tell us - this is an important feature for us and with your help, we’re keen to get it right. Please email our support team at help@metricfire.com

We’re also working hard to further integrate tag support into our other tools and features:

Can I see how many tagged series I’m using? Will it affect my metric limit?

The metric count on your account homepage currently does not include tagged metrics. Tagged metrics currently do not count towards your metric limit however this will soon change so please use it within reason. For now, you can use our Tag API to Search Tagged Metrics to get an idea of how many tagged metrics you have. The best way to do this is to look up the tag name which will return a list of all tagged metrics and the count of how many tag/value combinations it has.

For example:

$ curl -X GET "https://$APIKEY@api.hostedgraphite.com/api/v1/tags/name" | json_pp

    

Response:

{
 "tag" : "name",
 "values" : [
    {
       "count" : 5,
       "value" : "foo"
    },
    {
       "value" : "myapp.requests",
       "count" : 5
    },
    {
       "value" : "myapp.response",
       "count" : 16
    },
    {
       "count" : 1,
       "value" : "wubu.wubu.wubu"
    }
 ]
}

   

Alternatively, if you already know the name of the metric you would like a count for, you can use the command below.

$ curl -X GET "https://$APIKEY@api.hostedgraphite.com/api/v1/tags/findSeries?expr=name=foo.bar" | json_pp | grep -v "^\[\|\]$" | wc -l
679