The Linux operating system, in its differing enterprise variations, is widely adopted for use in server machines to run highly available critical applications. To help ensure that these applications fulfill availability and performance SLAs, Linux server monitoring tools can be utilized to detect any problems that may impact server performance. These tools can be used in conjunction with application monitor tools to consolidate server host monitoring with application platform-specific monitoring. On servers that host databases, Linux server monitoring tools can be used with database monitoring tools such as MySQL monitoring tools to fully capture and analyze database performance.
Dynatrace provides server, application, and database monitoring capabilities in a unified digital performance management solution. Dynatrace supports full stack monitoring of all tiers in the application delivery chain and includes tools such as Linux server monitoring tools for monitoring specific platforms, environments, and technologies. Using Dynatrace and its application analytics tools, you get the complete performance picture for each of your applications as well as automated root-cause analysis of any performance problems along the application delivery chain.
In under five minutes, you can use Dynatrace’s Linux server monitoring tools to begin server monitoring and capture detailed server performance metrics. These include resource consumption and utilization of CPU, memory, and disk space at the process level. Once set up, manual changes to monitoring configuration is not required as Dynatrace automatically detects any changes to your Linux server environment. A key feature provided by Dynatrace’s Linux server monitoring tools is the ability to capture process-level network utilization. This metric shows network bandwidth consumption by each server process and makes visible network bottlenecks caused by inefficient processes.
Dynatrace Linux server monitoring is enhanced by Dynatrace’s log analytics tools that enable you to search through and analyze messages in Linux system log files in multiple server hosts simultaneously. These analytics tools also analyze data from Dynatrace’s application log monitoring to provide log analysis at both the application and system levels. This coverage makes log analysis during root-cause troubleshooting more efficient and comprehensive.
Linux servers are often deployed in virtual environments to allow for scalability and easier management. Dynatrace supports monitoring of virtual machines in Linux server hosts. Dynatrace’s Linux server monitoring tools capture performance metrics of clustered server hosts collectively showing resource utilization and the number of virtual machines running in each host. These metrics are visualized on Dynatrace’s dashboard which also provides clear visualization of request flows through all tiers in the application delivery chain.
The dashboard also displays results from Dynatrace’s application performance analyzer which identifies each performance problem and its root-cause and highlights them in the dashboard. Dynatrace automatically acquires the baseline performance of each application capturing behavior under load, response times, and error rates. If resource consumption increases, Dynatrace notifies you of this condition and provides drill-down visibility into the root-cause.