This is archived documentation for InfluxData product versions that are no longer maintained. For newer documentation, see the latest InfluxData documentation.
This page addresses frequent sources of confusion and places where InfluxDB behaves in an unexpected way relative to other database systems. Where applicable, it links to outstanding issues on GitHub.
System Monitoring means all statistical and diagnostic information made available to the user of the InfluxDB system, about the system itself. Its purpose is to assist with troubleshooting and performance analysis of the database itself.
With InfluxDB’s query management features, users are able to identify currently-running queries and have the ability to kill queries that are overloading their system. Additionally, users can prevent and halt the execution of inefficient queries with several configuration settings.