While we keep sending HTTP requests to our API endpoint, DevOps Guru monitors for anomalies, logs insights that provide details about the metrics indicating an anomaly, and prints actionable recommendations to mitigate the anomaly. In this section, we review some of these insights.
Under normal conditions, DevOps Guru dashboard will show the ongoing insights counter to be zero. It monitors a high number of metrics behind the scenes and offloads the operator from manually monitoring any counters or graphs. It raises an alert in the form of an insight, only when anomaly occurs.
The following screenshot shows an ongoing reactive insight for the specific CloudFormation stack. When you choose the insight, you see further details. The number under the Total resources analyzed last hour may vary, so for this workshop, you can ignore this number.
The insight is divided into four sections: Insight overview, Aggregated metrics, Relevant events, and Recommendations. Let’s take a closer look into these sections.
Check the documentation for more details about DevOps Guru insights.