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The Art Of Monitoring

Author : James Turnbull
ISBN : 9780988820241
Genre : Computers
File Size : 25. 30 MB
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A hands-on and introductory guide to the art of modern application and infrastructure monitoring and metrics. We start small and then build on what you learn to scale out to multi-site, multi-tier applications. The book is written for both developers and sysadmins. We focus on building monitored and measurable applications. We also use tools that are designed to handle the challenges of managing Cloud, containerised and distributed applications and infrastructure. In the book we'll deliver: * An introduction to monitoring, metrics and measurement. * A scalable framework for monitoring hosts (including Docker and containers), services and applications built on top of the Riemann event stream processor. * Graphing and metric storage using Graphite and Grafana. * Logging with Logstash. * A framework for high quality and useful notifications * Techniques for developing and building monitorable applications * A capstone that puts all the pieces together to monitor a multi-tier application.

The Art Of Capacity Planning

Author : John Allspaw
ISBN : 9780596551834
Genre : Computers
File Size : 67. 74 MB
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Success on the web is measured by usage and growth. Web-based companies live or die by the ability to scale their infrastructure to accommodate increasing demand. This book is a hands-on and practical guide to planning for such growth, with many techniques and considerations to help you plan, deploy, and manage web application infrastructure. The Art of Capacity Planning is written by the manager of data operations for the world-famous photo-sharing site, now owned by Yahoo! John Allspaw combines personal anecdotes from many phases of Flickr's growth with insights from his colleagues in many other industries to give you solid guidelines for measuring your growth, predicting trends, and making cost-effective preparations. Topics include: Evaluating tools for measurement and deployment Capacity analysis and prediction for storage, database, and application servers Designing architectures to easily add and measure capacity Handling sudden spikes Predicting exponential and explosive growth How cloud services such as EC2 can fit into a capacity strategy In this book, Allspaw draws on years of valuable experience, starting from the days when Flickr was relatively small and had to deal with the typical growth pains and cost/performance trade-offs of a typical company with a Web presence. The advice he offers in The Art of Capacity Planning will not only help you prepare for explosive growth, it will save you tons of grief.

Effective Monitoring And Alerting

Author : Slawek Ligus
ISBN : 9781449333522
File Size : 79. 32 MB
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With this practical book, you’ll discover how to catch complications in your distributed system before they develop into costly problems. Based on his extensive experience in systems ops at large technology companies, author Slawek Ligus describes an effective data-driven approach for monitoring and alerting that enables you to maintain high availability and deliver a high quality of service. Learn methods for measuring state changes and data flow in your system, and set up alerts to help you recover quickly from problems when they do arise. If you’re a system operator waging the daily battle to provide the best performance at the lowest cost, this book is for you. Monitor every component of your application stack, from the network to user experience Learn how to draw the right conclusions from the metrics you obtain Develop a robust alerting system that can identify problematic anomalies—without raising false alarms Address system failures by their impact on resource utilization and user experience Plan an alerting configuration that scales with your expanding network Learn how to choose appropriate maintenance times automatically Develop a work environment that fosters flexibility and adaptability

The Art Of Application Performance Testing

Author : Ian Molyneaux
ISBN : 9780596555436
Genre : Computers
File Size : 32. 7 MB
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This practical book provides a step-by-step approach to testing mission-critical applications for scalability and performance before they're deployed -- a vital topic to which other books devote one chapter, if that. Businesses today live and die by network applications and web services. Because of the increasing complexity of these programs, and the pressure to deploy them quickly, many professionals don't take the time to ensure that they'll perform well and scale effectively. The Art of Application Performance Testing explains the complete life cycle of the testing process, and demonstrates best practices to help you plan, gain approval for, coordinate, and conduct performance tests on your applications. With this book, you'll learn to: Set realistic performance testing goals Implement an effective application performance testing strategy Interpret performance test results Cope with different application technologies and architectures Use automated performance testing tools Test traditional local applications, web-based applications, and web services (SOAs) Recognize and resolves issues that are often overlooked in performance tests Written by a consultant with 30 years of experience in the IT industry and over 12 years experience with performance testing, this easy-to-read book is illustrated with real-world examples and packed with practical advice. The Art of Application Performance Testing thoroughly explains the pitfalls of an inadequate testing strategy and offers you a robust, structured approach for ensuring that your applications perform well and scale effectively when the need arises. "Ian has maintained a vendor-agnostic methodology beautifully in this material. The metrics and graphs, along with background information provided in his case studies, eloquently convey to the reader, 'Methodology above all, tools at your discretion...' Ian's expertise shines through throughout the entire reading experience."-- Matt St. Onge, Enterprise Solution Architect, HCL Technologies America / Teradyne

The Docker Book

Author : James Turnbull
ISBN : 9780988820203
Genre : Computers
File Size : 48. 16 MB
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Updated for Docker 1.12! A new book designed for SysAdmins, Operations staff, Developers and DevOps who are interested in deploying the open source container service Docker. In this book, we'll walk you through installing, deploying, managing, and extending Docker. We're going to do that by first introducing you to the basics of Docker and its components. Then we'll start to use Docker to build containers and services to perform a variety of tasks. We're going to take you through the development life cycle, from testing to production, and see where Docker fits in and how it can make your life easier. We'll make use of Docker to build test environments for new projects, demonstrate how to integrate Docker with continuous integration workflow, and then how to build application services and platforms. Finally, we'll show you how to use Docker's API and how to extend Docker yourself. We'll teach you how to: * Install Docker. * Take your first steps with a Docker container. * Build Docker images. * Manage and share Docker images. * Run and manage more complex Docker containers. * Deploy Docker containers as part of your testing pipeline. * Build multi-container applications and environments. * Learn about orchestration using Compose and Swarm for the orchestration of Docker containers and Consul for service discovery. * Explore the Docker API. * Getting Help and Extending Docker.

The Art Of Community

Author : Jono Bacon
ISBN : 9781449338671
Genre : Computers
File Size : 67. 46 MB
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Online communities provide a wide range of opportunities for supporting a cause, marketing a product or service, or building open source software. The Art of Community helps you recruit members, motivate them, and manage them as active participants. Author Jono Bacon offers experiences and observations from his 14-year effort to build and manage communities, including his current position as manager for Ubuntu. Discover how your community can become a reliable support network, a valuable source of new ideas, and a powerful marketing force. This expanded edition shows you how to keep community projects on track, make use of social media, and organize collaborative events. Interviews with 12 community management leaders, including Linus Torvalds, Tim O’Reilly, and Mike Shinoda, provide useful insights. Develop specific objectives and goals for building your community Build processes to help contributors perform tasks, work together, and share successes Provide tools and infrastructure that enable members to work quickly Create buzz around your community to get more people involved Harness social media to broadcast information, collaborate, and get feedback Use several techniques to track progress on community goals Identify and manage conflict, such as dealing with divisive personalities

The Logstash Book

Author : James Turnbull
ISBN : 9780988820210
Genre : Computers
File Size : 38. 55 MB
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Updated for Logstash 2.3.2! A book designed for SysAdmins, Operations staff, Developers and DevOps who are interested in deploying a log management solution using the open source Elasticsearch, Logstash & Kibana (ELK) stack. In this book we will walk you through installing, deploying, managing and extending Logstash. We're going to do that by introducing you to, where you're going to start a new job as one of its SysAdmins. The first project you'll be in charge of is developing its new log management solution. We'll teach you how to: * Install and deploy Logstash. * Ship events from a Logstash Shipper to a central Logstash server. * Filter incoming events using a variety of techniques. * Output those events to a selection of useful destinations. * Use Logstash's awesome web interface Kibana. * Scale out your Logstash implementation as your environment grows. * Quickly and easily extend Logstash to deliver additional functionality that you might need. By the end of the book, you should have a functional and effective log management solution that you can deploy into your own environment. Updated for Logstash 2.3.2!

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