The santametricservice is responsible for managing various counters and gauges used by the Santa development team for monitoring important aspects of Santa such as: CPU/memory usage, event counters, and event processing timers. Metrics are also often added for new and experimental features to help ensure proper functionality.

Periodically, the state of all metrics are collected, converted to the configured format and exported to the configured server.

IMPORTANT: Collected metrics are not sent back to Google. Metrics are sent to whatever server is configured, which is nothing by default.

NOTE: At Google, Monarch is used for its metrics system but this has limited value for other deployments. See Known Limitations for more information.