How it works...

A few words about Spring Boot Admin Web before we delve into the details of creating and emitting metrics. It is a simple web GUI that, in the backend, uses the same endpoints exposed by Spring Boot Actuator, which we learned about in the previous recipe. The data is extracted from the application as we click on the various links in Admin Web and displayed in a nice graphical way—no magic!

We only had to configure a few properties in addition to adding the client library dependency in order to get our application to connect and register with Admin Web:

  • spring.application.name=BookPub Catalog Application: This configures the name of the application that we have chosen to use. It is also possible to take the value from the ...

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