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Sidekiq Prometheus Exporter

— Hey! Sidekiq dashboard stats looks like a Prometheus metrics!?

— Indeed ... 🤔

Grafana dashboard example

Open dashboard example file (grafana 7), then open https://<your grafana-url>/dashboard/import and paste the content of the file.

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Available metrics

(starting Sidekiq v3.3.1)


Name Type Description
sidekiq_processed_jobs_total counter The total number of processed jobs
sidekiq_failed_jobs_total counter The total number of failed jobs
sidekiq_workers gauge The number of workers across all the processes
sidekiq_processes gauge The number of processes
sidekiq_busy_workers gauge The number of workers performing the job
sidekiq_enqueued_jobs gauge The number of enqueued jobs
sidekiq_scheduled_jobs gauge The number of jobs scheduled for a future execution
sidekiq_retry_jobs gauge The number of jobs scheduled for the next try
sidekiq_dead_jobs gauge The number of jobs being dead
sidekiq_queue_latency_seconds gauge The number of seconds between oldest job being pushed to the queue and current time (labels: name)
sidekiq_queue_max_processing_time_seconds gauge The number of seconds between oldest job of the queue being executed and current time (labels: name)
sidekiq_queue_enqueued_jobs gauge The number of enqueued jobs in the queue (labels: name)
Click to expand for all available contribs


Name Type Description
sidekiq_scheduler_jobs gauge The number of recurring jobs
sidekiq_scheduler_enabled_jobs gauge The number of enabled recurring jobs
sidekiq_scheduler_time_since_last_run_minutes gauge The number of minutes since the last recurring job was executed and current time (labels: name)


Name Type Description
sidekiq_cron_jobs gauge The number of cron jobs


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'sidekiq-prometheus-exporter', '~> 0.1'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install sidekiq-prometheus-exporter -v '~> 0.1'

Rack application

For a fresh new application to expose metrics create file with next code inside

require 'sidekiq'
require 'sidekiq/prometheus/exporter'

Sidekiq.configure_client do |config|
  config.redis = {url: 'redis://<your-redis-host>:6379/0'}

run Sidekiq::Prometheus::Exporter.to_app

Use your favorite server to start it up, like this

$ bundle exec rackup -p9292 -o0.0.0.0

and then curl

Rails application

When you have rails application, it's possible to mount exporter as a rack application in your routes.rb

Rails.application.routes.draw do
  # ... omitted ...

  # For more information please check here
  require 'sidekiq/prometheus/exporter'
  mount Sidekiq::Prometheus::Exporter => '/metrics'

Use rails server from bin folder to start it up, like this

$ ./bin/rails s -p 9292 -b

and then curl

Sidekiq Web (extream)

If you are ok with metrics being exposed via Sidekiq web dashboard because you have it inside your private network or only Prometheus scraper will have access to a machine/port/etc, then add a few lines into your web

require 'sidekiq/web'
require 'sidekiq/prometheus/exporter'


and then curl https://<your-sidekiq-web-uri>/metrics


If we are talking about isolation you can run already prepared official rack application in the Docker container by using the public image (check out this README for more)

$ docker run -it --rm \
             -p 9292:9292 \
             -e REDIS_URL=redis://<your-redis-host>:6379/0 \

and then curl


And finally the cloud solution (who don't these days). Easy to install, easy to use. A fully-functioning Helm-package based on official Docker image, comes with lots of configuration options

$ helm repo add strech
"strech" has been added to your repositories

$ helm install strech/sidekiq-prometheus-exporter --name sidekiq-metrics

to curl your metrics, please follow the post-installation guide


If you want to see at the exporter startup time a banner about which exporters are enabled add this call to your (but after exporter configure statement)

require 'sidekiq/prometheus/exporter'

puts Sidekiq::Prometheus::Exporter.banner

💢 if you don't see your banner try to output into STDERR instead of STDOUT

Sidekiq Contribs

By default we try to detect as many as possible sidekiq contribs and add their metrics to the output. But you can change this behaviour by configuring exporters setting

require 'sidekiq/prometheus/exporter'

# Keep the default auto-detect behaviour
Sidekiq::Prometheus::Exporter.configure do |config|
  config.exporters = :auto_detect

# Keep only standard (by default) and cron metrics
Sidekiq::Prometheus::Exporter.configure do |config|
  config.exporters = %i(cron)

💡 if you did't find the contrib you would like to see, don't hesitate to open an issue and describe what do you think we should export.


Bug reports and pull requests to support earlier versions of Sidekiq are welcome on GitHub at

If you are missing your favourite Sidekiq contrib and want to contribute, please make sure that you are following naming conventions from Prometheus.


Please see LICENSE for licensing details.

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