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Microservices: Building Scalable Software by David Gonzalez, Rajesh RV, Sourabh Sharma

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Chapter 7. Monitoring Microservices

Monitoring servers is always a controversial subject. It usually falls under system administration, and software engineers don't even go near it, but we are losing one of the huge benefits of monitoring: the ability to react quickly to failures. By monitoring our system very closely, we can be aware of problems almost immediately so that the actions to correct the problem may even save us from impacting the customers. Along with monitoring, there is the concept of performance. By knowing how our system behaves during load periods, we will be able to anticipate the necessity of scaling the system. In this chapter, we will discuss how to monitor servers, and specifically microservices, in order to maintain the ...

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