Instana Announces AI Powered Monitoring for HashiCorp Nomad

Instana is pleased to announce our official, first class support for HashiCorp Nomad. The important question is, what do I mean when I say, “first-class support”?

For Instana users, first-class support means the following:

  • Automatic discovery and monitoring of Nomad components
  • Full integration into the Instana Dynamic Graph (Click here for an explanation of the dynamic graph) – This model is used for correlation and causation.
  • Automatic selection and collection of all relevant metrics
  • Fully AI enabled behavioral learning
    • Predictive analytics
    • Automatic root cause analysis
  • Traces generated for EVERY request
  • Fully curated expert knowledge to identify problems and suggest remediation possibilities

So what is the value to you?

  • Know with certainty when one component is impacting other components or the service as a whole
  • Monitor the metrics that most clearly indicate problems. No guesswork required.
  • Know what is normal for any metric
  • Get warned BEFORE an issue occurs to take corrective action
  • Immediate troubleshooting by a single person
  • Troubleshoot any individual request. Never miss sporadic issues.
  • Expert in a box. Supplement the knowledge of your internal experts with expert knowledge from the Instana team.

HashiCorp Nomad Monitoring

It’s always a good idea to refer back to the official documentation for the latest details but this release tracks the following information:

Tracked Configuration

  • Version

Metrics

  • Total amount of CPU shares the scheduler has allocated to tasks
  • Total amount of CPU shares free for the scheduler to allocate to tasks
  • Total amount of memory the scheduler has allocated to tasks
  • Total amount of memory free for the scheduler to allocate to tasks
  • Total amount of disk space the scheduler has allocated to tasks
  • Total amount of disk space free for the scheduler to allocate to tasks
  • Total amount of IOPS the scheduler has allocated to tasks
  • Total amount of IOPS free for the scheduler to allocate to tasks
  • Total amount of bandwidth the scheduler has allocated to tasks on the given device
  • Total amount of bandwidth free for the scheduler to allocate to tasks on the given device
  • Total amount of physical memory on the node
  • Total amount of memory available to processes which includes free and cached memory
  • Number of allocations starting
  • Number of allocations starting to run
  • Number of allocations failing
  • Number of allocations restarting
  • Number of allocations completing
  • Number of allocations being destroyed

Screenshot of Instana infrastructure dashboard showing HashiCorp Nomad metrics

Instana continues to build upon our world class AI powered monitoring for the many components used in modern application architectures. Be sure to sign up for a free trial of Instana in your environment today.