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Using Prometheus with AppOptics

By Gerred Dillon in appoptics

October 18, 2018

Prometheus is an all-in-one, open-source monitoring solution. While metrics are commonly visualized using Grafana, a commercial application monitoring solution like AppOptics™ can offer extra functionality. In this article, we will take a look at setting up a simple web service, using Prometheus to gather metrics, and using AppOptics to display those metrics and fire an alert.

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How To Troubleshoot HTTP Errors With SolarWinds Cloud Monitoring Tools

By Jason Skowronski in papertrail

October 17, 2018

It’s important to get alerts when your site has a spike in HTTP errors so your team has immediate visibility. Resolving this issue quickly can minimize the impact on customer experience and revenue. Having the right tools in place can reduce your mean time to resolution (MTTR), pay off your investment quickly, and earn praise from your operations team, leading to more satisfied customers.

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Introduction to Distributed Tracing with Zipkin and Jaeger

By Gerred Dillon in appoptics

October 10, 2018

In another article, we dove into OpenTracing and OpenCensus to look more into the mechanics of how tracing works. Although we will be using different backends for our tracing, our demo application will use OpenTracing at its core. These examples will be using the Go Programming Language and the OpenTracing Go API, but you do not need to understand it in order to follow along with the examples.

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How to Analyze Web Application Performance Using SolarWinds

By Andre Newman in pingdom

September 27, 2018

In the push to make the web more accessible, performance is key. Websites are becoming bigger and more complex than ever before, placing a toll on both servers and clients. However, website performance is vital to attracting and keeping users engaged. In this article, we’ll explain why web application performance is important and how you can analyze it and troubleshoot problems using SolarWinds® cloud monitoring solutions.

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Intro to OpenTracing and OpenCensus for Distributed Tracing

By Gerred Dillon in appoptics

September 25, 2018

While standard logging and metrics collection approaches give us an understanding of our application from a single vantage point, it is less useful for understanding the flow of execution and data through our applications, especially across network boundaries. Tracing completes our view of application health. There are several standards for distributed tracing, including OpenTracing and Open Census. We’ll describe these two open source standards and show how to use OpenTracing with SolarWinds® AppOptics™.

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Troubleshooting MySQL Performance Issues with SolarWinds AppOptics

By Sadequl Hussain in appoptics

August 22, 2018

You realize your boss is looming by your desk. “The system is down,” he says, as if it’s your fault. “Can you check the database?” “I know,” you say with confidence, “just about to find out.” If you can find the root cause, you’re on the way to getting things up and running again.

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Rollbar + Scout: a legit New Relic alternative

By Jason Skowronski in Rollbar

March 15, 2018

The New Relic price tag goes up dramatically as your server footprint grows. There’s a solution that offers richer features as an alternative to New Relic. When you combine Rollbar (errors) and Scout (performance), you’re choosing two best-of-breed, focused products that actually play well together.

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Rollbar and New Relic Are Better Together

By Jason Skowronski in Rollbar

August 8, 2017

APM tools are great at telling you what’s slow, when and where exceptions occur. Rollbar provides a lot more contextual information to help you determine what’s broken, why they occur, who is affected, and how to fix them.

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