VSHN.timer #224: System Monitoring – an important cogwheel in the digital world

15. Apr 2024

Firstly, I would like to thank Adrian for the more than 200 VSHN.timers he has created over the past years. Reading them on Monday evenings after work was always delicious, thank you!
I will try to fill those big shoes and follow in his footsteps.

That said, welcome to another VSHN.timer! Every Monday, 5 links related to Kubernetes, OpenShift, CI / CD, and DevOps; all stuff coming out of our own chat system, making us think, laugh, or simply work better.

In today’s digital landscape, system monitoring is indispensable. It ensures uninterrupted access to online services, allowing businesses to swiftly detect and address performance issues, thus averting costly downtime and maintaining an optimal user experience. Given the escalating reliance on cloud-based infrastructure and the complexity of modern IT systems, effective system monitoring is vital for upholding stability, security, and scalability.

  1. Let’s delve into the world of server monitoring with OpenObserve (O2), a cloud-native observability platform tailored for logs, metrics, traces, analytics, and Real User Monitoring (RUM). Engineered to operate at petabyte scale, O2 is a comprehensive solution for monitoring diverse aspects of your system.
  2. Explore the latest advancements and community-driven changes of Prometheus, the open-source systems monitoring and alerting toolkit. This insightful video provides a comprehensive overview of recent features, making it an invaluable resource for staying updated on Prometheus.
  3. Looking for a mix of entertainment and system monitoring insights? Check out NetworkChuck’s amusing guide on setting up Uptime Kuma at home. While the laughs are guaranteed, the knowledge gained is equally valuable.
  4. Glances offers a holistic approach to system monitoring with its open-source, cross-platform tool. From real-time monitoring of CPU, memory, disk, and network usage to support for container management systems like Docker and LXC, Glances is a versatile solution for keeping tabs on your system’s performance.
  5. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned veteran in the realm of Database Administration, there’s always room for enhancing your performance monitoring process. Explore these ten enlightening facts about database performance monitoring, and unlock new avenues for efficiency in your DBA role.

What system monitoring tools do you rely on? Which metrics should be reviewed that are regularly omitted? Share your tips and tricks with the community, and join us next week for another edition of VSHN.timer!

PS: check out our previous VSHN.timer editions about Prometheus and Grafana here: #78, #130

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Patrick Mathers

Patrick is Founder and Member of the Board of VSHN.

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