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ID: AR03Q01018
Applies to: NX Software
Added on: 2019-03-05
Last update: 2019-03-06
How to retrieve NoMachine statistics from command line on server side

Its's possible to retrieve NoMachine statistics (total or partial) for a running session by sending  a USR1 or a USR2 signal to the nxnode process to dump statistics in the user's session directory, on server side. 

Sending a USR1 signal produces total statistics, i.e. statistics starting from the beginning of the session.

By sending a USR2 signal, you will obtain partial statistics, i.e. statistics starting from the last time a USR2 signal was delivered.

Statistics data are stored in the stats file placed in the session directory in the /usr/NX/var/log/node directory on the NoMachine server  (or on the Terminal Server Node host if you're gathering statistics on the node of a multi-node environment). 

The suggested procedure to gather statistics for a specific session of a given user (let's call him 'nxtest') is below.

1) Disable the automatic cleanup of session directories. Set in node.cfg:

SessionLogClean 0

2) Identify the running session of the given user, in our case nxtest:

/etc/NX/nxserver --list --user nxtest

Display Username Remote IP Session ID Node   
1002 nxtest 192.168.100.25 A69C316B818F99391413F84BCD4983EC localhost:4000


The running session for user nxtest has id: A69C316B818F99391413F84BCD4983EC.

This means that the stats file will be saved in the corresponding session directory in /usr/NX/var/log/node. If the session is still running, the directory will be named like: /usr/NX/var/log/node/C-testsetup-1002-A69C316B818F99391413F84BCD4983EC (testsetup is the hostname).If the session is terminated after getting the statistics, the session directory will be prefixed with a T- instead than C-.

3) Let's retrieve the pid of the nxnode process correspondent to that session:

ps -U nxtest  | grep nxnode

13154 ?        00:00:19 nxnode.bin

The pid of nxnode is 13154.

4) Send a USR1 signal to nxnode to dump statistics:

kill -USR1 13154

Statistics will be dumped to the /usr/NX/var/log/node/C-testsetup-1002-A69C316B818F99391413F84BCD4983EC/stats file.