The Holy Trinity of Monitoring: Logs, Metrics, and Traces

A presentation at DevOpsDays Istanbul 2018 in in Istanbul, Turkey by Philipp Krenn

"With microservices every outage is like a murder mystery" is a common complaint. But it doesn’t have to be! This talk gives an overview on how to monitor applications from every possible angle. We dive into:

  • System metrics: Keep track of network traffic and system load.
  • Application logs: Collect structured logs in a central location.
  • Uptime monitoring: Ping services and actively monitor their availability and response time.
  • Application metrics: Get the information from REST or JMX.
  • Request tracing: Trace requests through a distributed system and Kibana to show how long each call takes.

And we will do all of that live, since it is so easy and much more interactive that way.

Video

Resources

The following resources were mentioned during the presentation or are useful additional information.

  • GitHub: Demo Code

    Monitor your Spring Boot application with the Elastic Stack all around

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