Monitoring is a critical part of application management. It plays an even more important role in distributed computing, which involves a lot more moving parts. The possibility of something failing or application not performing at optimal level is high.
However, troubleshooting problems and optimizing application performance are difficult tasks in a distributed environment. Unlike an application running on a single machine, a distributed system cannot be debugged with traditional debugging tools. Therefore, it is essential to instrument the various components of a distributed system, so that they can be remotely monitored ...