SolarWinds® AppOptics™ offers real-time container monitoring to help you detect and address issues before they develop into full system outages. AppOptics uses analytics, metric capture, visualization, and transactions to keep your containers running. Some key metrics for container monitoring include status, container health, and resource consumption, including data on RAM, disk space, and CPU time.
By drilling down into container metrics with AppOptics, you can improve your troubleshooting efforts so that you can better ensure your containerized applications are performing.
AppOptics out-of-the-box dashboards offer intuitive graphs and visual representations for your container-based infrastructure, so you can quickly view application performance insights within a unified dashboard. The dashboards are designed to display real-time metrics, including:
SolarWinds AppOptics works in conjunction with Docker and Kubernetes to give you deeper insights into your containers and their performance, with pod, container, and node metrics. You can link AppOptics to these two programs to start seeing metrics collected in your AppOptics dashboard.
With a series of metrics specific to each of your containerized applications, you can more easily spot performance problems. This can also help you identify and address worrisome behaviors inside your process-isolated applications.
Being able to effectively troubleshoot container issues requires monitoring a full range of container components. Containers have a unique infrastructure and require a pinpointed approach to monitoring. With AppOptics, you can more easily monitor software services like runtimes and orchestrators, track both container and pod metrics, and understand the service meshes linking together containers. You can even gather container logs through AppOptics and use SolarWinds Loggly® to analyze them for additional insights.
With AppOptics, you can create threshold-based alerts for a range of critical container metrics. With the easy-to-use dashboard, you can set proactive alerts or create alerts to help prevent recurring issues. With AppOptics, it’s easy for admins to keep track of container performance by forwarding those alerts or snapshots to a specific notification service. AppOptics supports various IM clients and escalation services, including AWS SNS, BigPanda, email, OpsGenie, Slack, Webhook, and more.