System monitoring is an essential but often-overlooked part of production software deployment. It’s as critical as security but rarely given the same attention.
By overlooked, we don’t necessarily mean ignored. Novice operations folks know that monitoring is needed, and most environments do have some basic alarms in place. Even if it’s just the sales department screaming “The website’s down!”—which can be effective, but perhaps not optimal.
There isn’t (yet) a standard methodology for monitoring, and there really ought to be.
So let’s change that.Read More