APM = Application Performance Monitoring

APM Vendor:

Logging vs Instrumentation

  • Logging: actionable logs
  • Instrumentation: meaningful number/metrics

RED Method

  • (Request) Rate - the number of requests, per second, you services are serving.
  • (Request) Errors - the number of failed requests per second.
  • (Request) Duration - distributions of the amount of time each request takes.

USE Method

  • Utilization: the average time that the resource was busy servicing work
    • as a percent over a time interval. eg, “one disk is running at 90% utilization”.
  • Saturation: the degree to which the resource has extra work which it can’t service, often queued
    • as a queue length. eg, “the CPUs have an average run queue length of four”.
  • Errors: the count of error events
  • resource: all physical server functional components (CPUs, disks, busses, …)

4 Golden Signal

  • Latency: The time it takes to service a request.
  • Traffic: A measure of how much demand on the system.
  • Errors: The rate of failed requests.
  • Saturation: A measure of how “full” a service is, often measured by latency.

ELK Stack (now called Elastic Stack)

  • Elasticsearch: data
  • Logstash
  • Kibana: Visualization
  • Beat

TIG Stack

  • Telegraf
  • InfluxDB
  • Grafana
  • Kapasitor:


rsyslog to forwarding log messages in an IP network