An Excerpt from Docker Monitoring

An Excerpt from Docker Monitoring
October 1, 2018 Shruti Naoley
Docker Monitoring

Lately, IT teams are looking for Docker monitoring tools as legacy products like cAdvisor and Sysdig cloud do not offer greater insights. Docker monitoring needs a crucial change in the way your agents, plug-ins, and monitoring works to support containers. Many enterprises have started deploying significant production workloads on Docker, it seems there is a substantial shift towards adopting Docker.

How does Docker monitoring work?

All containers on the host will be rapidly discovered by deploying an agent per host, either directly or by using container image. Users can view, filter, and group containers by labels using new host map view, with the determination of any labels on the container and will automatically be applied to the container properties. To witness where everything is running, one can easily view what’s running in the environment and organize them into a logical hosts, services and pods in a couple of clicks by using filters and group of operations on all the discovered labels.

Easy to Setup

Even in a complex environment, enterprises will be able to go from deploying agents to witnessing all Dockerized services monitored in minutes. Common services like Nginx or MySql can be automatically recognized by the integration packs with auto discovery services. With the help of those services, integrations can be automatically installed and will help in running containers against them.

Advantages:

  • It’s a single platform for container and host monitoring.
  • A consistent and a configured experience across the entire environment is provided.
  • Plugins run transparently on both container & non-container services.
  • It will monitor the entire environment providing a true single pane of glass view across everything.

Summary

By just installing an agent, one does not need to edit huge YAML configurations files everywhere or configure exporters across all the services and let it do the work for you dynamically. To build a better service for your users, spend less-time setting up your monitoring, rather, invest efficiently in using metrics, dashboards and alerts to understand what’s going in the environment.

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