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How to Monitor MySQL Deployments with Prometheus & Grafana at ScaleGrid

Monitoring your MySQL database performance in real-time helps you immediately identify problems and other factors that could be causing issues now or in the future. It’s also a good way to determine which components of the database can be enhanced or optimized to increase your efficiency and performance. This is usually done through monitoring software and tools either built-in to the database management software or installed from third-party providers.

Prometheus is an open-source software application used for event monitoring and alerting. It can be used along with a visualization tool like Grafana to easily create and edit dashboards, query, visualize, alert on, and understand your metrics. ScaleGrid provides full admin access to your MySQL deployments – this makes it …

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Alert Overload can Result in Ineffective Monitoring

Author: Robert Agar

The monitoring of IT systems is an important practice that should be in place in any complex computing environment. It provides a window into the inner-workings of the systems and applications with which a business or organization operates. The statistics produced by a monitoring platform can be used to optimize systems, enhance the user experience or plan for capacity upgrades.

A viable monitoring platform is designed with the ability to generate and send alerts. This feature increases the utility of the tool by introducing the possibility of creating immediate notifications to address potential issues or inconsistencies in the systems being observed. Alerts are routed to individuals or teams who can take action to further investigate or resolve the problems. Let’s take a closer look at why you want alerts to be created and how your organization should handle them.

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A simple webpage test script in Python

Looking around on Google for a webpage test script returns a lot of results. Some of them are useful, some are not. In particular, for Python, the scripts on the first page of results are minimal and lacking a useful copy and paste / ready to go script that will answer the question “is my webpage available?”. So I decided to write a quick one that will give you the return code and email you as an alert if the page does not return with a 200 code (successful). You can find the script here. Update: the webserver was trying to execute the script as a .py file so I just changed it to .txt – for it to work you will want to change the .txt extension to a .py extension after you download it.

If you are familiar with Python scripting, this script could easily be modified to post to a form so that you can test a MySQL transaction (or other transactional DB) …

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