Free Atlassian Application Monitoring

Feb 6, 2021

Problem:

Many customers experience their application server’s performance slowing down during busy times and even sometimes during non-busy times. Is it the network? Is it the hardware? Is it the database behind the applications? Or a combination of all the above?

Performance monitoring by an external source is a necessary resource if you want to stay ahead of your server upgrades and especially if you want to get to the bottom of your server crash Root Cause Analysis.

Considerations:

It’s not just important to capture all the data of your application’s performance and alert you when it’s not right, you also need to find a way to display the data for us humans. Allow me to introduce you to Grafana. The best Open Source reporting tool for Prometheus data.

Solutions:

Stand up an open source, easy-to-set up monitoring solution using Prometheus server and Grafana for dashboards.

Solution 1 – Why you’ll love Prometheus:

Prometheus is an open-source system monitoring and alerting toolkit originally built at Sound Cloud.
Since its inception in 2012, many companies and organizations have adopted Prometheus, and the project has a very active developer and user community.  It is now a standalone open source project and maintained independently of any company.

Benefits:

  • Advanced reporting capabilities
    • Fully customizable
    • Turn-key templates, free download
    • Build your own from scratch
  • View statistics under failure conditions of your instance.
  • Prometheus is great for forwarding the data to another system that will collect and analyzing data such as Grafana

Features:

  • The main Prometheus server which scrapes and stores time-series data
  • An alert manager to hand alerts and forward them to platforms like slack and Teams
  • All platforms and just to name a couple, Linux, Azure, and AWS
  • Show time-series data in panels that are customizable to your needs

Solution 2 – Why you need Grafana

Maximize the power of Promethaus by using Grafana dashboards.  What good is effort if the results cannot be easily accessed. 

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