I am one of a recently New Relic user who has grown into using it a lot day to day, but now its come to a point where my Brain starts to freeze and gives me ALERTS like, am I doing the right thing VS what is the best approach others are doing when it comes to Proactive Monitoring.
We all are working crazy hours to do and deliver the best, but how do we leverage all these awesome tools stack in the market NR included to get to a point where we have Doctor-patient relation ship with our apps.( App being the patient and SRE/DEVOPS/AppSupport being the doctor) Instead of trying to find the problem the app tells us how its feeling and whats going on with it and how it the app making sure that we are informed before its in deep stress including the infra its running on.
What do I do or how do I setup things to make my apps make sure I can sleep worry free and wake up only if things are really not good. Can have dinner with family without looking at my phone ( emails, sms etc)
I want the people part of this community to start sharing their thoughts and experience or may be the way they have setup things to have the all I mentioned before.
Currently I am using NR ( Synthetics, Alerts) and ELK Stack to make my life easy.
NR keeps check on the apps and infra and my Scripts keep checking the systems in every few mins.
ELK is helping me detect things at the logs level.
What are you doing!!