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