This is a big blog post, ( 25 pages). This paper was presented at the International Society for Systems Sciences Conference in Berlin August 2015. It will be published in the ISSS Journal as well. The following pages are a beginning of a concept and terminology that I have found useful in my own work…
This post aims to discuss key monitoring discussion points and to summarise the relevant best practices when instrumenting application performance monitoring. Below are some of the areas we’ll be focusing in on… Terminology. Understand the different types of monitoring. Data collection methods. Frontend monitoring. Make it useful, then actionable. Focus on user impact. Favour organic changes over static thresholds. Send critical and noncritical alarms to different channels.
With containers springing up and down in minutes and VMs coming and going in hours, some sysadmins have neglected their system logs. Log files still provide invaluable insight into how systems operate!
A. Lancichinetti, and S. Fortunato. (2009)cite arxiv:0908.1062Comment: 12 pages, 8 figures. The software to compute the values of our general normalized mutual information is available at http://santo.fortunato.googlepages.com/inthepress2.