Optimizing MySQL / MariaDB can be a very tedious process filled with trial and error.
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Getting The Most Out of Monitoring MariaDB
MariaDB (created by the original developers of MySQL) is one of the most popular database servers in the world and turns data into structured information for a wide variety of applications. Popular as ever since its first release as an alternative to MySQL, it is important to monitor all of your systems using MariaDB to make sure they are always at top performance. However, you may be wondering what aspects of MariaDB are the most critical to monitor. Here are the three most significant things you need to see when monitoring MariaDB:
1. Performance Metrics: Having a large number of performance metrics and service checks will allow you to make sure your database is running and at full speed, enabling you to monitor any performance changes in your environment over a period of time. Specific performance metrics to keep your eye on include connects, sessions, hits and free blocks.
2. Clear Graphing and Reporting: In order to understand MariaDB usage, track performance trends of your database servers, and see what led up to a problem, you need clear graphing and reporting. If you are able to instantly access graphs that are organized in one clean, single view, it will be easy to gather your most vital data coming from MariaDB and take action based off your reporting.
3. Notifications: As one of the fundamental building blocks of most applications, it is important that you know about any performance issues or outages on your databases as soon as possible. Fine tuning the thresholds for the MariaDB performance metrics and then configuring alerts using any of Opsview Monitor’s many notification integrations will make sure you get the right alerts to the right people at the right time.
If you are looking to get the most out of monitoring MariaDB, we have announced a brand new Opspack that monitors the availability and performance of MariaDB. Utilize the combined power of Opsview Monitor and MariaDB to make sure you keep your databases at top performance and keep downtime to a minimum.
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