To improve business outcomes and to prevent downtimes of the existing e-commerce application built on top PHP framework and AWS Aurora as a back end, the client requested Romexsoft to build proactive monitoring solution for the existing AWS production environment to resolve issues before they become critical.
The challenge was to build a cost-effective monitoring solution for log, infrastructure, application and cloud services monitoring, that monitoring infrastructure must be cheaper than using Splunk and show more information than Splunk. Another challenge was to collect logs from Rancher and all containers that exist in it with minimum load to the Rancher server and instances.
Being a certified AWS consulting partner, Romexsoft did professional expertise of current client’s environment and decided to choose EFK cluster (Elasticsearch, FluentD and Kibana) for log monitoring, Zabbix server for infrastructure and services monitoring. To visualize metrics via dashboards the Grafana was chosen. That full-featured interactive dashboard helps observe the whole infrastructure in one place.
The solution is built on top of 3 t3.medium instances for EFK cluster and 1 t3.small instance for Zabbix server and Grafana. Grafana holds the separate dashboards with the information from EFK cluster, Zabbix and CloudWatch.
All tools we used are open source and highly flexible. Users can see all the information about the environment in one place (Grafana). EFK cluster written in the Docker-Compose and installed in the container is managed via Rancher like simple containers. Read more about our DevOps services.
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