Health checks

One of the extremely critical aspects of ensuring the high performance of the application is to monitor the health of the application. A production-grade application is always under observation of a specialized monitoring and alerting software. Threshold values are configured for every parameter, whether it be average response time, disk utilization, or CPU utilization. Once the parameter value exceeds the specified threshold value, the monitoring software signals an alert via email or notifications. Development and operations teams take the necessary actions to ensure the application is back to its normal state.

For the Spring Boot application, we can collect health information by navigating to the /actuator/health URL. The ...

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