This chapter describes some essential metrics to monitor in Neo4j, how to enable their logging, and how to view them.

You can configure Neo4j to log many different metrics to help you keep your applications running smoothly. By default, this data can be retrieved from CSV files or exposed over JMX MBeans, but you can also export them to third-party monitoring tools, such as Graphite and Prometheus.

Reading the Performance section is recommended to better understand the metrics.

This section describes the following: