Monitor Everything/* - Part 1

Monitoring is sometimes overlooked. Monitoring is also mostly considered just for infrastructure. We should expand our monitoring scope to include everything in our development experience or application lifecycle. This multi-part series will cover all the aspects of monitoring.

In this episode, we focus on some of the key messages when we are setting up monitoring. We should consider monitoring as the centerpiece of our DevOps pipeline and a single source of truth. When getting started with monitoring consider the following:
  • Don't limit to infrastructure 
  • Run separately from workload 
  • Set resource limits on your containers 
  • Aim for actionable information 
  • Test for failures 
  • Don’t overlert yourself 
  • Start small 

Brian Christner