A metric event that contains:

  • A timestamp that indicates when a metric measurement was taken.
  • A metric name, which uses a dotted hierarchy to refer to a namespace.
  • A value, which is a numeric data point representing the value of a metric or calculated value for a specific time resolution.
  • Dimensions that provide metadata about the metric.

For example, CPU usage metrics might include measurements for memory.used,,, and network.bytes out.

For more information

In the Metrics manual: