Setting up a powerful monitor so you can control your infrastructure.
One of the basic principles for systems management is monitoring. You need to monitor to be able to guarantee availability, reliability, and performance of your systems. Whether you are talking about physical or Cloud, you need to monitor your servers and platforms. This article addresses the added value ECmanaged offers to the monitoring of your Cloud servers and applications.
ECmanaged offers you more than any given control panel
With most Cloud provider panels, you can monitor the basics. Bandwidth usage, CPU and disk capacity monitoring are offered as a standard feature. But often these panels do not give you information about performance and user experience.
Using the powerful monitor feature of ECmanaged you will get a complete overview of the status of your Cloud servers and applications. Setting up additional monitors is foolproof and will allow you to act in a better way.
The basic ECmanaged Monitor: not so basic
As soon as you create a Cloud server through ECmanaged, two internal monitors are generated and activated by default. And you don´t have to pay anything extra! Both monitors can be fine-tuned to fit your needs further.
The "Capacity monitor” gives you the same monitoring metrics as most Cloud provider dashboards (bandwith, disk usage, CPU and memory).
ECmanaged will also provide you with a "Performance monitor". This monitor informs you about CPU and memory performance, load average, process running and DISK IO
(transactions, bytes, times).
An enriched ECmanaged monitoring experience
In addition to the capacity and performance monitoring, ECmanaged also offers also you the option to carry out "External checks", "Agent checks", and to set up application monitors. With no extra costs.
The ECmanaged monitor informs you about the following metrics:
♦ Internal Capacity:
CPU usage, Memory usage, Disk usage, and Network usage.
♦ Internal Performance:
CPU performance, Memory performance, Load average, Process running, and Disk IO (Transactions, Bytes, Times).
♦ External checks:
DNS, FTP (AUTH), HTTP/S (CONTENT), IMAP, MYSQL, PGSQL, MSSQL, PING, POP, SMTP, SSH, and TCP.
♦ Agent checks:
Number of process (by name or regex), Process memory usage (by name or regex), and Service state.
♦ Application monitor:
Apache Performance metrics, and MySQL Performance metrics.
All this monitoring information is interesting but does not mean anything if you are not able to use it for solving issues and incidents.
Because that is what systems management is about, to monitor and use that information smartly in an automated way, when it is needed.