PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN ARCHIVED POST - Netuitive has since become Metricly, and the tool has matured greatly since the time this was written!

In June we focused on bringing more agents and reports into the product. This month we released a browser agent, the Metricly host agent, an Estimated EBS cost report, and a daily emailed report.

Real User Monitoring (RUM) with Browser Datasource

Real User Monitoring with Browser Data Source (June Release)

Metricly’s browser datasource collects performance metrics that give visibility into real users’ experience on your website. It gathers metrics such as server connection time, network latency, and page render time by measuring the browser’s full page loading lifecycle. The collected metrics help accurately gauge end user’s experience with a web page, identifying the segments contributing the most to latency. The Real User Monitor (RUM) completes the end-to-end instrumentation framework of the Metricly monitoring service.Set up is quick—create a new browser datasource and copy Metricly’s script tag into the desired web pages for monitoring.

Metricly Host Collection Agent

Host Collection Agent (June Release)

The Metricly host agent is a standalone infrastructure agent that collects metrics from the host operating system. It supports a wide variety of plug-ins to monitor middleware and database technologies. This agent collects time-series data along with meta-data from the full application stack. The Metricly monitoring service allows the combination and cross-correlation of AWS EC2 metrics collected from CloudWatch with the metrics collected from the Metricly host agent. The Metricly agent is easily deployed via both RPM and DEB based systems.

Estimated EBS Cost Report

Estimated EBS Cost Report (June Release)

The EBS Cost Report offers the ability to view and analyze estimated cost data for EBS volumes over a selected time period. It requires an AWS Cost Datasource to collect the necessary metrics to create the report.The report can uncover opportunities to lower AWS costs while improving or maintaining performance. For example, a general purpose volume (gp2) may be cheaper and better suited than a standard magnetic volume where high read/write operations are not needed.

The report is sorted by element and can detail information on Storage, P-IOPS (Provisioned IOPS), Read and Write Operations, Total Cost, and more, with the ability to customize the columns displayed.

Daily Emailed Status Report

Daily Emailed Status Report (June Release)

Now users can subscribe to a daily emailed report summary. The emailed report provides an at-a-glance overview for events in the last 24 hours and compares the results to the prior day.Featured data includes the count of performance policy violations, a list of the most active performance policies, and a list of the top 10 violators. Each item highlights a percent change from the previous 24 hours. The event count also conveniently links to the Event Explorer for drill-down.

This report is automatically activated in all accounts. To disable the report, change the preference from your account profile page.

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