Monitoring

3 Reasons Why Your HAProxy Needs Active Alerts

HAProxy is a popular open source solution for load balancing and proxying. Using HAProxy in your server environment will undoubtedly improve its performance and reliability; but if you want to unlock even more of your platform’s potential and adopt a proactive stance to your web server management, then you should also consider adding active alerts.

In this post, we will share why you should add active alerts to your HAProxy installation and how it can take your IT operations to the next level.

6 Key Metrics You Need to Track for Load Balancing

Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, and IT managers of all breeds are finding themselves at the sharp end of business change, sitting alongside operational leaders to help make key decisions and deliver customer value. But with this new responsibility comes the need to evolve the metrics that they use to inform their moves and to ensure that they align with the core strategic priorities of the business.

Looking at performance and health in the Live Monitor

The next few weeks will see an update to the Balancer roll out with an updated Live Monitor module, as seen below.

Exploring Snapt: monitoring HTTP replies

Exploring Snapt is a recurring series of Snapt blog posts that looks at highlighted features of the product.

Snapt monitors all of the responses that go back to your clients, in great detail. We do this primarily to measure performance and prevent errors, but it can be extremely useful when debugging servers as well.

We will highlight some of the nifty features and tips and tricks available for observing HTTP responses, performance metrics and more here.

HAProxy User Interface (UI) - Supercharge it!

In short, Snapt for HAProxy levels up the popular open source load balancer. It adds a full management, reporting and visibility framework to the product.

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