20 Jun '12, 12pm

Hot off the press! @techpickles writes about how we use @ScoutApp to monitor our client's applications – #useful

Hot off the press! @techpickles writes about how we use @ScoutApp to monitor our client's applications – #useful

Posted by Josh Nichols on June 20, 2012 | 0 comments At Rails Machine , we provide 24×7 monitoring as part of our Managed Hosting, and Scout plays a huge part of that. Today, I’ll be talking about what we monitor with Scout, and our philosophy of monitoring. When talking about monitoring, I like to separate it into two discernable pieces: metrics and alerts. Metrics are the things that we are monitoring: response times, disk usage, memory, etc…. Alerts are the peaks, trends, etc… of the metrics that we want to get notifications for. Our general philosophy is to measure all the metrics , and alert on metrics that are actionable . Measure all the metrics To get started with measuring all the metrics, we use Scout’s Cloud Monitoring to create a server template with plugins that make sense on any Linux server. Here’s the plugins we are using, and the questions we use them to a...

Full article: http://railsmachine.com/articles/2012/06/20/how-we-roll-w...

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