CHAPTER 17Application Monitoring

It has long been established in the world of online operations, that having even the slightest monitoring practice for deployed applications grants certain bragging rights. However, such practices generally fall short once the extent goes beyond the basic health checks of the application server. Nowadays, when you go from simple application deployments to modeling service level agreements, it requires that monitoring production-grade environments be proactive, thereby detecting and responding to problems—before an end user is even aware that a problem exists. Although this sounds overly obvious, it is quite unorthodox in practice to pick up on indicators from a continual stream of data and apply a fix to an environment ...

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