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Practice of Cloud System Administration, The: DevOps and SRE Practices for Web Services, Volume 2 by Christina J. Hogan, Strata R. Chalup, Thomas A. Limoncelli

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Chapter 17. Monitoring Architecture and Practice

What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

—Oscar Wilde

This chapter discusses the anatomy of a monitoring system. Best practices for each component are described along the way.

A monitoring system has many different parts. Dickson (2013) decomposes monitoring systems into the functional components depicted in Figure 17.1. A measurement flows through a pipeline of steps. Each step receives its configuration from the configuration base and uses the storage system to read and write metrics and results.

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Figure 17.1: The components of a monitoring system

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