Start Your Engines: White Box Monitoring for Your Load Tests

Alexander Schwartz, msg systems

You think monitoring is only for production? Wrong. Add a metrics endpoint to your application to get insights during your load tests – and use them for free to monitor production. This talk shows how to setup up the load testing tools JMeter and Gatling to push their metrics to Prometheus. It also makes the case for exposing metrics as part of core application development instead of treating them as a small add-on before go-live.

Required audience experience

Experience as Developers or IT Operations with applications in production

Objective of the talk

  • Benefits of load testing for metrics in production
  • Responsibilities of product teams vs. infrastructure team for a load testing setup
  • Lessons learned in a real project
  • Introduction to the tools used focused on Prometheus and Graphite

Track 3
Location: Date: May 17, 2018 Time: 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Alexander Schwartz, msg systems Alexander Schwartz, msg systems ag