Decision guidance models for microservice monitoring

Authors Stefan Haselböck
Rainer Weinreich
Editors
Title Decision guidance models for microservice monitoring
Booktitle Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Confernce on Software Architecture (ICSA 2017)
Type in proceedings
Publisher IEEE
ISBN 978-1-5090-4793-2
DOI 10.1109/ICSAW.2017.31
Month June
Year 2017
Pages 54-61
SCCH ID# 17028
Abstract

Decision guidance models are a means for design space exploration and documentation. In this paper, we present decision guidance models for microservice monitoring. The selection of a monitoring system is an essential part of each microservice architecture due to the high level of dynamic structure and behavior of such a system. We present decision guidance models for generation of monitoring data, data management, processing monitoring data, and for disseminating and presenting monitoring information to stakeholders. The presented models have been derived from literature, our previous work on monitoring for distributed systems and microservicebased systems, and by analyzing existing monitoring systems. The developed models have been used for discussing monitoring requirements for a microservice-based system with a company in the process automation domain. They are part of a larger effort for developing decision guidance models for microservice architecture in general.