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It reads the slow query logs from the database and display them as a visual chart. The reference time for a slow query is set in a DB parameter, and the SQL in the slow query log is displayed.


Even for the same SQL, in case of the SQL Elapse Map metric in Multiple instance monitoring, an error may occur because the time is calculated based on active sessions.

Guide on how to use

To use the Slow Query menu, set parameters and roles as follows.

Configuration of the DBX agent file


Configuring the DB parameters and roles

slow_query_log = 1
long_query_time = 3 # e.g. Recording for SQLs taking 3 seconds or more
log_output=FILE # or TABLE
  • If you set the log_output=FILE option on the DB server, xos installation is required. For more information, see the following.

  • If you are using AWS RDS and set the log_output=FILE option, configure the settings to use CloudWatch instead of xos installation. For more information, see the following.

  • If you use other clouds, set the log_output=TABLE option to use the Slow query menu. However, in the environments where many slow queries occur, caution is required because the DB performance may decrease when viewing mysql.slow_log.

  • If you set the log_output=TABLE option, assign the lookup role to the monitoring account. Execute the following command.

    grant select on mysql.slow_log to whatap;

XOS agent configuration of the DB server

Set as follows to adjust the collection cycle for slow queries.

slow_query_interval = 30 # Default 30 seconds

To monitor slow queries, be sure to install the XOS agent on the DB server. For more information about the XOS agent installation, see the following.

Basic screen guide

slow query

  • Leader line 1 Time Selector / Instance

    You can change the duration of an active session or select individual instances.

  • Leader line 2 Slow Query

    It displays the times of slow queries with a chart. If you drag a specific area with you mouse, you can see information details in Leader line 3 Slow Query List.

  • Leader line 3 Slow Query List

    The slow query details on the area dragged on the Slow Query chart are displayed in the list. If SQL is selected, you can see the (query)'s full text and plan information.