October 15, 2008, 8:15 PM — Application monitoring is a very important aspect of a project but unfortunately not much attention is paid to develop the effective monitoring while the project is not live. Once project is live lack of proper monitoring costs in terms of downtime when support persons are not aware if application is having some problems or application not working at all.
Discussion on application monitoring should start early at least from the time when deployment details are being worked out. Some application may require some specific scripts or tools or authorizations, an early discussion on monitoring will make it in a better position to address the delays in its implementation.
This document gives a basic introduction to the challenges , type of monitoring and best practices which can be followed to ensure high availability of the live systems .