August 24, 2015

Posted in: AWS, Datadog, Integration, Metrics

Monitor Amazon Kinesis performance

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Amazon Kinesis is a fully managed, cloud-based service for real-time data processing. It is used to capture, store, and process data from large, distributed streams such as clickstreams, event logs, and social media feeds. After processing the data, Kinesis can distribute it to multiple consumers simultaneously.

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August 14, 2015

Posted in: Alerting, Datadog, Graphing, Integration

Monitor Windows app metrics and events with Datadog’s WMI and Microsoft Event Viewer integrations

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Microsoft’s Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is used to collect and manage performance metrics and counters for a wide range of popular Windows-based applications, including Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, SQL Server, and IIS. WMI can also be used to track metrics for .NET applications. WMI’s counterpart, Microsoft Event Viewer, similarly collects discrete events and alerts from the […]

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August 13, 2015

Posted in: Alerting, Integration

How to monitor Microsoft Azure VMs

How to monitor Azure VMs

Whether you run Linux or Windows on Azure, you will want to monitor certain VM-level metrics to make sure that your servers and services are healthy. Four of the most generally relevant metric types are CPU usage, disk I/O, memory utilization and network traffic. Below we’ll briefly explore each of those metrics and explain how they can be accessed in Azure. [...]

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August 13, 2015

Posted in: Graphing, Integration, Metrics

How to collect Azure metrics

How to collect Azure metrics

There are at least three main ways to access metrics from Microsoft Azure VMs: you can graph and monitor metrics using the Azure web portal, you can access the raw metric data via Azure storage, or you can use a monitoring service that integrates directly with Azure to gather higher-resolution metrics from your VMs. [...]

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August 13, 2015

Posted in: Alerting, Datadog, Graphing, Integration

Monitor Azure VMs using Datadog

Monitor Azure with Datadog

By integrating Datadog and Azure, you can collect and view metrics from across your infrastructure, correlate VM metrics with application-level metrics, and slice and dice your metrics using any combination of properties and custom tags. You can use the Datadog Agent to collect more metrics—and at higher resolution—than are available in the Azure portal. And with more than 100 supported integrations [...]

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August 10, 2015

Posted in: Datadog, Integration

Monitor ElastiCache with AWS metrics + native metrics

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Application caches can greatly improve throughput and reduce latency of read-intensive workloads. They are commonly used to boost the performance of media transfers, games, or social networking applications. AWS ElastiCache is a fully managed in-memory caching service, which allows you to choose between Redis and Memcached as its backend caching engine. ElastiCache is intended to […]

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July 30, 2015

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Monitor API Performance with Runscope and Datadog

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By John Sheehan, Co-founder and CEO of Runscope, which provides API performance monitoring and testing tools. Like many companies today, we at Runscope rely on a microservices architecture with 60+ APIs and small services running through our infrastructure. As backend systems increasingly rely on APIs, monitoring those services to know not just when problems occur, […]

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July 28, 2015

Posted in: Alerting, Engineering, Metrics

How to monitor Varnish

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When running well, Varnish Cache can speed up information delivery by a factor of several hundred. However, if Varnish is not tuned and working properly, it can slow down or even halt responses from your website. The best way to ensure the proper operation and performance of Varnish is by monitoring its key performance metrics in the following areas [...]

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July 28, 2015

Posted in: Engineering, Metrics

How to collect Varnish metrics

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Varnish Cache ships with more monitoring and logging tools than most other reverse proxies. As detailed in the first post of this series, for monitoring purposes, the most useful of the several available tools is varnishstat which gives you a detailed snapshot of Varnish’s current performance. It provides access to in-memory statistics such as cache hits and misses, resource consumption, threads created, and more. [...]

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July 28, 2015

Posted in: Alerting, Datadog, Engineering, Metrics

Monitor Varnish using Datadog

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In order to implement ongoing, meaningful monitoring, you will need a dedicated system that allows you to store all relevant Varnish metrics, visualize them, and correlate them with the rest of your infrastructure. You also need to be alerted when anomalies occur. In this post, we’ll show you how to start monitoring Varnish with Datadog. [...]

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