Practical Monitoring

Effective Strategies for the Real World

Book Description:

Do you have a nagging feeling that your monitoring needs improvement, but you just aren’t sure where to start or how to do it? Are you plagued by constant, meaningless alerts? Does your monitoring system routinely miss real problems? This is the book for you.

Mike lays out a practical approach to designing and implementing an effective monitoring–from the application down to hardware in a datacenter, and everything between. Practical Monitoring will provide you with straight-forward strategies and tactics for designing and implementing a strong monitoring foundations for your company.

Practical Monitoring has a unique vendor-neutral approach to monitoring. Rather than discuss how to implement specific tools, Mike teaches the principles and underlying mechanics behind monitoring so you can implement the lessons in any tool.

Practical Monitoring covers such topics as:

  • Monitoring antipatterns
  • Principles of monitoring design
  • How to build an effective on-call rotation
  • Getting metrics and logs out of your application