HAProxy monitoring can provide you with deep insights into your system performance, helping you troubleshoot errors and slowdowns. Because HAProxy is constantly checking service health, monitoring the load balancer can help you stay ahead of potential issues.
SolarWinds® AppOptics™ tracks how many clients are accessing your services, monitoring the time it takes your service to respond to those requests and collecting HAProxy metrics. It then alerts you about any detected slowdowns, so you can contain the damage of any errors, reducing the impact on users.
To receive the full benefits of HAProxy monitoring, you want to make sure you’re using a tool with actionable insights on the five key load balancer metrics and data that dives deeper into HAProxy.
AppOptics tracks the five main load balancing metrics (latency, target host health, rejected connections, connection count, and 5xx status codes) and 80-plus HAProxy-specific metrics. Those additional metrics can help you quickly zero in on and address the root cause of a system performance issue.
Managing cross-service contention is one of the main roles of HAProxy monitoring. To do so effectively, you need to be able to compare data from multiple services.
AppOptics creates out-of-the-box dashboards for plugins and makes it easy to create custom dashboards containing your service components, so you can get a more holistic view of where the service contention is originating. With AppOptics, you can compare the same time window across multiple services, putting those metrics on one combined chart with clear graphs to show exactly where the issue occurred.
Adding HAProxy to your full-stack monitoring is a good way to monitor all your services at once and to find the services causing errors or latency in your system. Sometimes, though, you need to drill down into a single application to find the causes of errors or latency.
AppOptics doesn’t just offer HAProxy monitoring—it provides comprehensive infrastructure and application performance monitoring. AppOptics provides full visibility and insights into the resource utilization and performance for each of your applications, including service- and trace-level root cause summaries, distributed transaction traces, and live code profiling.