What is DevOps Monitoring? DevOps monitoring refers to the continuous process of identifying, planning, developing, testing, deploying, and reviewing feedback to prepare for potential threats facing systems, networks, or databases. This involves the viewing of important infrastructures in a production environment. ( I covered this in my previous article in depth).
It is important to have a suitable monitoring tool as a DevOps engineer to identify broken production changes or bugs before affecting the entire system. However, finding a good or a fit software instrument for monitoring can be a daunting task, but it can be this difficult because of the system’s complexity you’re developing.
Let’s look into some effective DevOps monitoring tools for your phases of development.
PagerDuty is a simple but effective performance platform that should be used by DevOps engineer who seeks to work with a team (everyone does:)). It helps the entire or designated team members assess the system’s performance and address any error as soon as possible.
It has timely alert features for the operations team to detect a problem in the entire development and production process. Data collected from multiple monitoring systems are incorporated into the PagerDuty to form a single view. You can configure settings to allow it to be a 24/7 monitoring software and keep sending alerts to team members. Overall, I believe PagerDuty is an excellent alerting system.
2.Tasktop Integration Hub
Tasktop Integration Hub is an all-around tool incorporating other monitoring tools into a single application. One of its unique aspects is handling all delivery software without reference from another tool, which acts as a single-point solution.
Tasktop integration is an efficient tool to deliver information to your team because of the web-based interface aspect, connectivity with different tools of approximately 40, and quick software integration.
Librato is an easy-to-use monitoring tool because you can track your application in real-time and determine what is affecting your organization. Librato has all the necessary features needed for monitoring, including alerts and visualization. Also, Labrato can transform real-time data from any source-perhaps, the unique thing about this tool. Overall, It is an interface-based tool, meaning it is easy to use.
Sensu is another popular monitoring tool used to analyze and track the performance of applications. A DevOps engineer can use this platform to assess the condition of organizations’ infrastructure, KPIs, and apps. It is a good tool to solve current application difficulties but does not provide software-as-a-service (SaaS).
Splunk is a good platform for machine-generated data that uses a web-based interface. It helps combine all available data into a central view that allows users to quickly find the information they need. Marketing departments can use this tool to check areas that need improvement because of its analysis capabilities.
Nagios is an effective open-source continuous monitoring tool. You can use it to monitor apps, systems, and different business procedures or activities in a DevOps setup. When something is off in the system or infrastructure, it warns the users. Overall, it does not require a lot of expertise or experience to use it.
Dynatrace is perhaps the smallest library DevOps monitoring tool that can be installed in an application without taking much of the server’s space. After complete installation, the app records or data can be monitored without severe conflicts, which is crucial in reducing server overhead.
The above article gives you a sneak peek of your DevOps monitoring tools in your DevOps activities. I believe they are the most effective DevOps monitoring tools to get you started as a DevOps engineer.