The configuration of the @PLUGIN@ plugin is done in the [plugin "@PLUGIN@"] section of the gerrit.config file.


To make requests to AWS, this plugin uses the default AWS credential provider chain. This means that the java SDK will try to find the relevant AWS credentials (and region) by looking, in order to environment variables (AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID and AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY), then system properties aws.accessKeyId and aws.secretKey, then Web Identity Token, your ~/.aws/credentials, and so on.

Find the all the details about the default provider chain here and here

Metrics Reporter

  • plugin.@PLUGIN@.dryRun (Optional): the reporter will log.DEBUG the metrics, instead of doing a real POST to CloudWatch.
    • Type: Boolean
    • Default: false
    • Example: true

There will also be a log entry at WARN level to inform the plugin is running in dry-run mode:

** Reporter is running in 'DRY RUN' mode **

To observe the metrics increase the log level, as such:

ssh -p <port> admin@<server> gerrit logging set-level debug io.github.azagniotov.metrics.reporter.cloudwatch.CloudWatchReporter
  • plugin.@PLUGIN@.namespace (Optional): The CloudWatch namespace for Gerrit metrics.

    • Type: String
    • Default: “gerrit”
    • AWS Docs: Namespaces
    • Example: “my-gerrit-metrics”
  • plugin.@PLUGIN@.rate (Optional): The rate at which metrics should be fired to AWS.

    • Type: Time
    • Default: “60s”
    • Example: 5m
  • plugin.@PLUGIN@.initialDelay (Optional): The time to delay the first reporting execution.

    • Type: Time
    • Default: “0”
    • Example: 60 seconds
  • plugin.@PLUGIN@.jvmMetrics (Optional): Add JVM metrics to the registry

    • Type: Boolean
    • Default: false
    • Example: true

    Supported metrics include:

    jvm.uptime.*, jvm.current_time.*, jvm.classes.*, jvm.fd_usage.*, jvm.buffers.*, jvm.gc.*, jvm.memory.*, jvm.thread-states.*

    Refer to the codahale-aggregated-metrics-cloudwatch-reporter documentation for more information on this.

  • plugin.@PLUGIN@.excludeMetrics (Optional): Regex pattern used to exclude metrics from the report. It can be specified multiple times. Note that pattern matching is done on the whole metric name, not only on a part of it.

    • Type: String
    • Example: “plugins.*”

In case of invalid pattern, the plugin will fail to load and the relevant error will be logged in the error_log file.