To integrate Sentry and collectd with your monitoring system, please reach out to MetricFire. Book a demo with the MetricFire team to discuss integrating Sentry and collectd and how that can support your monitoring system.
Sentry is an application monitoring platform designed for the specific purpose of monitoring performance and errors. It is intended to make life simpler for developers during the process of creating new software and apps, increasing their ability to meet deadlines with minimal stress.
The Sentry platform enables developers to diagnose, correct, and optimize code performance quickly and efficiently, which is crucial in reducing or eliminating issues for end-users once the application reaches the marketplace. After all, the faster you can successfully diagnose issues that are slowing your app down, including bugs or security breaches, the faster you will see success.
Sentry is a top choice for app developers, as it supports 30+ coding languages. Better still, it integrates with a variety of popular tools such as Slack, Jira, and GitHub.
At last count, Sentry is used by more than one million developers, and there are 60,000 organizations in 146 countries that rely on Sentry to maximize the quality of their software. Some of the best-known companies in the world count themselves among Sentry’s clients. Examples include Disney, Peloton, Cloudflare, and Microsoft.
Sentry identifies issues and errors in software applications and alerts developers as to the root cause. Once errors have been defined, Sentry supports recovery. Sentry assists with understanding how users have been impacted by errors through the tracking of field data. This includes variable network speeds, the typical browsers being used, the digital devices, and the location of users.
This is managed through Google’s Web Vitals, giving developers deep insight into the user experience. Users may be frustrated by slow loading times, or they may not be able to interact with the page at all. In some cases, the software performs well with certain browsers or devices, but they struggle with others. Sentry increases clients’ ability to adjust and rework in a timely manner, ensuring rapid resolution.
MetricFire’s complete infrastructure and application monitoring platform makes it easy to integrate Sentry. Simply enable a Sentry webhook from the add-ons section of your Hosted Graphite account. MetricFire's advanced filtering lets you choose only the data views you want to see and discard the rest. You can also set up simple rules to discard data you no longer keep, plus receive alerts via email or Slack.
The webhook provided by Hosted Graphite can be used in Sentry as an alerting endpoint. To add Sentry alert information to Hosted Graphite as annotations, follow these instructions
Navigate to the Add-ons section of your Hosted Graphite account and copy your Sentry webhook location by clicking the ‘Copy’ button and follow the mouseover directions
Adding an Alerting Endpoint (in your Sentry account)
Browse to your Sentry account, visit ‘Project Settings’ section, and click ‘All Integrations’
Scroll down to ‘WebHooks’ and make sure the tickbox is checked. Save changes if necessary.
Browse to the Alerts settings
Scroll down, and add the Hosted Graphite Sentry webhook location to the field. Don’t forget to save your changes.
Scroll back up and either add or edit an alert Rule that corresponds to the Events you want to send to Hosted Graphite. Only alerts you send will appear on your graphs, so choose triggers and intervals that make sense for your use case.
Ensure the notification is being sent through WebHooks. (You can send it to other services too, if you’d like.)
You’ve now saved a Hosted Graphite webhook for your alerting endpoint and assigned it to an alert. Now, once you’ve triggered some alerts, you can plot them on your graphs.
To View Sentry Annotations in Your Dashboards
Browse to your Hosted Graphite graph and open the Annotations dialog
Create and name a new annotation, and query on any tag to see your Sentry alerts
Sentry tags are sent as (key, value) pairs, but Hosted Graphite annotations are a series of strings. If your events are tagged with (room: "356B"), you’ll be able to query it using room=356B. By default we store the project slug, server name, error level, and the word “sentry” so you can quickly filter annotations for your dashboards.
Finally, you will see Sentry events on your graph
More information on annotations can be found by following our annotations documentation.
Collectd is system statistics collection daemon that periodically retrieves system and application performance metrics and then stores them using various storage solutions such as RRD files. Collectd is a free open-source project. It can gather metrics from multiple sources, including operating systems, applications, log files, and external devices. You can use the statistics compiled by collectd to monitor systems, detect performance bottlenecks, and predict future system loads.
Because it's written in C, collectd is built for performance and portability, allowing you to run it on systems with no scripting language or an embedded system. It comes with optimizations and features to handle hundreds of thousands of metrics. Collectd also lets you configure what metrics you want to capture and what frequency you want to capture them, allowing you to scale back your metrics collection collect only the metrics that make sense for your business needs. Its modular architecture allows the daemon to use only the resources required to do the job.
Collectd only performs the collection and transmission of the metrics. It does not analyze or present the metrics on its own. But by integrating collectd with the Metricfire platform, you can enjoy metrics displayed on aesthetically pleasing dashboards. Our integration lets you view metrics on essential systems and application log messages on your Hosted Graphite graphs and dashboards.
You can download a collectd configuration file pre-filled with your Hosted Graphite account details on our add-ons page. This configuration comes with several collectd plugins enabled, including CPU, DF (file system usage), disk, entropy, interface, load, memory, processes, rrdtool, swap, users and write_graphite.
MetricFire is a full-scale platform that provides infrastructure, system, and application monitoring using a suite of open-source monitoring tools. We enable you to use Hosted Graphite and aesthetic custom dashboards to visualize your metrics so you can understand what is happening.
MetricFire offers a complete ecosystem of end-to-end infrastructure monitoring, comprised of open-source Graphite and popular dashboards. Plugins for many other open-source projects are preconfigured, such as StatsD, collectd, and more. Not only does MetricFire fit well into many monitoring use cases, such as server monitoring, but we also offer application and cloud infrastructure monitoring.
Through this hosted environment, MetricFire boosts the unique features of open-source projects to give you more functionality than the original products. Below are some of the MetricFire features at a glance:
The key thing to remember is that Hosted Graphite by MetricFire is more than just Graphite. Our Hosted Graphite product actually adds data dimensionality and better data storage.
Benefits of Using MetricFire:
Why thousands of engineers choose us:
Vendor lock-in's not our thing. We’re believers in you still owning your data, so you can request a full export at any time. That means you get all the benefits of an open-source tool, but with the security and stability of a SaaS tool.
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