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Spring 5.0 Microservices - Second Edition by Rajesh R V

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Monitoring challenges

Similar to the fragmented logging issue, the key challenge in monitoring microservices is that there are many moving parts in a microservice ecosystem.

Typical issues are summarized as follows:

  • The statistics and metrics are fragmented across many services, instances, and machines.
  • Heterogeneous technologies may be used to implement microservices, making things even more complex. A single monitoring tool may not give all required monitoring options.
  • Microservices deployment topologies are dynamic, making it impossible to preconfigure servers, instances, and monitoring parameters.

Many of the traditional monitoring tools are good for monitoring monolithic applications, but fall short in monitoring large-scale distributed ...

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