docker stats

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Description

Display a live stream of container(s) resource usage statistics

Usage

docker stats [OPTIONS] [CONTAINER...]

Options

Name, shorthand Default Description
--all , -a Show all containers (default shows just running)
--format Pretty-print images using a Go template
--no-stream Disable streaming stats and only pull the first result
--no-trunc Do not truncate output

Parent command

Command Description
docker The base command for the Docker CLI.

Extended description

The docker stats command returns a live data stream for running containers. To limit data to one or more specific containers, specify a list of container names or ids separated by a space. You can specify a stopped container but stopped containers do not return any data.

If you want more detailed information about a container’s resource usage, use the /containers/(id)/stats API endpoint.

Note: On Linux, the Docker CLI reports memory usage by subtracting page cache usage from the total memory usage. The API does not perform such a calculation but rather provides the total memory usage and the amount from the page cache so that clients can use the data as needed.

Examples

Running docker stats on all running containers against a Linux daemon.

$ docker stats

CONTAINER ID        NAME                                    CPU %               MEM USAGE / LIMIT     MEM %               NET I/O             BLOCK I/O           PIDS
b95a83497c91        awesome_brattain                        0.28%               5.629MiB / 1.952GiB   0.28%               916B / 0B           147kB / 0B          9
67b2525d8ad1        foobar                                  0.00%               1.727MiB / 1.952GiB   0.09%               2.48kB / 0B         4.11MB / 0B         2
e5c383697914        test-1951.1.kay7x1lh1twk9c0oig50sd5tr   0.00%               196KiB / 1.952GiB     0.01%               71.2kB / 0B         770kB / 0B          1
4bda148efbc0        random.1.vnc8on831idyr42slu578u3cr      0.00%               1.672MiB / 1.952GiB   0.08%               110kB / 0B          578kB / 0B          2

Running docker stats on multiple containers by name and id against a Linux daemon.

$ docker stats awesome_brattain 67b2525d8ad1

CONTAINER ID        NAME                CPU %               MEM USAGE / LIMIT     MEM %               NET I/O             BLOCK I/O           PIDS
b95a83497c91        awesome_brattain    0.28%               5.629MiB / 1.952GiB   0.28%               916B / 0B           147kB / 0B          9
67b2525d8ad1        foobar              0.00%               1.727MiB / 1.952GiB   0.09%               2.48kB / 0B         4.11MB / 0B         2

Running docker stats with customized format on all (Running and Stopped) containers.

$ docker stats --all --format "table {{.Container}}\t{{.CPUPerc}}\t{{.MemUsage}}" fervent_panini 5acfcb1b4fd1 drunk_visvesvaraya big_heisenberg

CONTAINER                CPU %               MEM USAGE / LIMIT
fervent_panini           0.00%               56KiB / 15.57GiB
5acfcb1b4fd1             0.07%               32.86MiB / 15.57GiB
drunk_visvesvaraya       0.00%               0B / 0B
big_heisenberg           0.00%               0B / 0B

drunk_visvesvaraya and big_heisenberg are stopped containers in the above example.

Running docker stats on all running containers against a Windows daemon.

PS E:\> docker stats
CONTAINER ID        CPU %               PRIV WORKING SET    NET I/O             BLOCK I/O
09d3bb5b1604        6.61%               38.21 MiB           17.1 kB / 7.73 kB   10.7 MB / 3.57 MB
9db7aa4d986d        9.19%               38.26 MiB           15.2 kB / 7.65 kB   10.6 MB / 3.3 MB
3f214c61ad1d        0.00%               28.64 MiB           64 kB / 6.84 kB     4.42 MB / 6.93 MB

Running docker stats on multiple containers by name and id against a Windows daemon.

PS E:\> docker ps -a
CONTAINER ID        NAME                IMAGE               COMMAND             CREATED             STATUS              PORTS               NAMES
3f214c61ad1d        awesome_brattain    nanoserver          "cmd"               2 minutes ago       Up 2 minutes                            big_minsky
9db7aa4d986d        mad_wilson          windowsservercore   "cmd"               2 minutes ago       Up 2 minutes                            mad_wilson
09d3bb5b1604        fervent_panini      windowsservercore   "cmd"               2 minutes ago       Up 2 minutes                            affectionate_easley

PS E:\> docker stats 3f214c61ad1d mad_wilson
CONTAINER ID        NAME                CPU %               PRIV WORKING SET    NET I/O             BLOCK I/O
3f214c61ad1d        awesome_brattain    0.00%               46.25 MiB           76.3 kB / 7.92 kB   10.3 MB / 14.7 MB
9db7aa4d986d        mad_wilson          9.59%               40.09 MiB           27.6 kB / 8.81 kB   17 MB / 20.1 MB

Formatting

The formatting option (--format) pretty prints container output using a Go template.

Valid placeholders for the Go template are listed below:

Placeholder Description
.Container Container name or ID (user input)
.Name Container name
.ID Container ID
.CPUPerc CPU percentage
.MemUsage Memory usage
.NetIO Network IO
.BlockIO Block IO
.MemPerc Memory percentage (Not available on Windows)
.PIDs Number of PIDs (Not available on Windows)

When using the --format option, the stats command either outputs the data exactly as the template declares or, when using the table directive, includes column headers as well.

The following example uses a template without headers and outputs the Container and CPUPerc entries separated by a colon for all images:

$ docker stats --format "{{.Container}}: {{.CPUPerc}}"

09d3bb5b1604: 6.61%
9db7aa4d986d: 9.19%
3f214c61ad1d: 0.00%

To list all containers statistics with their name, CPU percentage and memory usage in a table format you can use:

$ docker stats --format "table {{.Container}}\t{{.CPUPerc}}\t{{.MemUsage}}"

CONTAINER           CPU %               PRIV WORKING SET
1285939c1fd3        0.07%               796 KiB / 64 MiB
9c76f7834ae2        0.07%               2.746 MiB / 64 MiB
d1ea048f04e4        0.03%               4.583 MiB / 64 MiB

The default format is as follows:

On Linux:

"table {{.ID}}\t{{.Name}}\t{{.CPUPerc}}\t{{.MemUsage}}\t{{.MemPerc}}\t{{.NetIO}}\t{{.BlockIO}}\t{{.PIDs}}"

On Windows:

"table {{.ID}}\t{{.Name}}\t{{.CPUPerc}}\t{{.MemUsage}}\t{{.NetIO}}\t{{.BlockIO}}"

Note: On Docker 17.09 and older, the {{.Container}} column was used, in stead of {{.ID}}\t{{.Name}}.