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Monitoring Docker

By : Russ McKendrick
Book Image

Monitoring Docker

By: Russ McKendrick

Overview of this book

This book will show you how monitoring containers and keeping a keen eye on the working of applications helps improve the overall performance of the applications that run on Docker. With the increased adoption of Docker containers, the need to monitor which containers are running, what resources they are consuming, and how these factors affect the overall performance of the system has become the need of the moment. This book covers monitoring containers using Docker's native monitoring functions, various plugins, as well as third-party tools that help in monitoring. Well start with how to obtain detailed stats for active containers, resources consumed, and container behavior. We also show you how to use these stats to improve the overall performance of the system. Next, you will learn how to use SysDig to both view your containers performance metrics in real time and record sessions to query later. By the end of this book, you will have a complete knowledge of how to implement monitoring for your containerized applications and make the most of the metrics you are collecting
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Monitoring Docker
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There are some alternatives to Prometheus. One such alternative is InfluxDB that describes itself as follows:

An open-source distributed time series database with no external dependencies.

However, at the time of writing, cAdvisor is not currently compatible with the latest version of InfluxDB. There are patches in the codebase for cAdvisor; however, these are yet to make it through to the Google-maintained Docker Image.

For more details on InfluxDB and it's new visualization complain application Chronograf, see the project website at and for more details on how to export cAdvisor statistics to InfluxDB, see the supporting documentation for cAdvisor at