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Why is Graphite one of the most popular tools for monitoring and graphing the performance of computer systems? This practical book helps you use this open source tool to track the operational data you need to monitor your systems and track application-level metrics for profiling your services. You’ll learn how to correlate all of that data with business intelligence to help you make informed decisions about your IT strategies.
This book is ideal for system administrators and engineers who have familiarity with managing servers or development environments from the command line.
Chapter 1What is Graphite?
Chapter 2Monitoring Conventions
Chapter 3Graphite Components: The Moving Parts
Chapter 4Building Your First Graphite Server
Chapter 5The Graphite User Interface
Chapter 6The Render API
Chapter 8Troubleshooting Graphite Performance
Chapter 9Scaling Graphite
AppendixCarbon and Graphite-Web Internal Statistics
Jason Dixon is a leading thinker on metrics, monitoring, andinfrastructure. He is the creator of the worldwide Monitorama conferenceseries and a member of the Graphite project. He works as the Director ofProduct Solutions at Librato, specializing in data and serviceintegrations. He has held engineering and managing roles at leadingcompanies including Heroku, GitHub, and Dyn. He lives in Maryland withhis family.
If you're interested in Monitoring in general, and Graphite in particular, this book is for you. The prose is pretty informal, but that doesn't mean it doesn't convey its goal of introducing you to each Graphite component and how to configure and use them.
For the non-tech savvy users it has also examples and an easy to install script to play with the Real Thing™, which is by far the best way to learn something.
I can only wait for the final edition of the book, I'm looking forward to give it another round of reading from the beginning and improve my overall knowledge of both monitoring and Graphite.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend