How to do it...

With Graphite and Grafana up and running, we are now ready to start configuring our application in order to send the metrics to the Graphite listener on port 2003. To do this, we will use the Codahale/Dropwizard metrics library, which is fully supported by Spring Boot and thus requires a minimum amount of configuration:

  1. The first thing on our list is to add the necessary library dependencies. Extend the dependencies block in the build.gradle file with the following content:
  1. Create a file named in the src/main/java/com/example/bookpub directory at the root of our project with the following content:
@Configuration @ConditionalOnClass(GraphiteMeterRegistry.class) ...

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