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The Art of Monitoring by James Turnbull

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4 Introducing Graphite and Grafana

In the last chapter we installed Riemann and configured Riemann servers in each of our environments. Riemann provides the central destination and routing engine for our events and metrics. In the next layer of our monitoring framework we’re going to provide a destination to store our time-series metrics after they’ve been received by Riemann. We’re also going to look at tools to visualize those metrics so they provide us with insight into how our hosts, services, and applications are functioning.

The design for a metrics storage and visualization solution is:

Metrics processing and visualization
Metrics processing and visualization

With this design ...

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