Don’t forget to check out the book itself! The Art of Monitoring.
Back in the day, James also wrote a book called Pro Nagios 2.0.
Three stages of monitoring maturity: - Manual, user-initiated, or no monitoring (aka Bridget’s example of “we know things are broken because the customer calls us to complain”) - Reactive - Proactive
“You will eventually get to CPU, memory, and disk, but a lot later after you start with the things you should really care about” - James
“Too much monitoring is binary - this thing either works or it doesn’t” - James
Where we’ll be for the upcoming fortnight - Matt is getting married at the Jim Beam distillery on Saturday - Bridget will miss the bourbon wedding as she’s heading to Joe’s family reunion followed by GOTO Copenhagen.
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