So all is ready for your holiday vacation? The briefcase, the kids, the dog e.t.c. What about your work phone and pc… are you taking them too? If the answer is yes, well don’t you want a quiet vacation? Alerting, Monitoring and Logging is the keys for that.
ProdOps brings you an inside look at how you can take a vacation without being bothered.
Logs can really help to troubleshoot fast and find the core problems. To work wisely and more efficiently with logs instead of wasting a lot of time to log in to each server and start digging for information in many log files you can use these tips:
Sending all the logs to a centralized place rather than logging into multiple servers. Only send logs that are the most relevant to the debugging process. Add tags to your logs for faster searching and sorting.
Monitoring provides insights into our current and past status of applications and servers. Therefore it shows us trends and anomaly behavior in our systems, which helps you be better prepared for the future.
Monitor the important data only. Don’t overwhelm yourself with unnecessary data. Create informative dashboards to have a better visualization of your data. Monitoring not only apply to technical metrics, you can also monitor business metrics that are important verifying your applications runs smoothly.
Alerting notifies you instantly when there is an issue in your system.
Filter your alerting to prevent spamming or false alarms by your system. Prioritize your alerting by their effectiveness on the business and the systems. Bring issues to your attention promptly by adding relevant data of the problem to the alert. Don’t receive alerts on metrics that triggers auto-scaling.
Taking time off is tough but you deserve a break. By implementing Alerting, Monitoring, and Logging, it can do wonders so you can enjoy your vacations instead of stressing about what’s happening in the office, your stressful project and your busy schedule.
Wishing you and yours a happy holiday and relaxing time off so you can spend some quality time with friends and family.