Automation is key to continuously manage application performance. Blackfire provides a feature that helps developers trigger performance tests on an application and be alerted whenever a problem occurs. We can set it up only in five minutes.
Mackerel is a server monitoring service that also supports AWS cloud products. Using the CloudWatch (an AWS monitoring service) API, various AWS cloud products (such as ELB, RDS, and ElastiCache) can be monitored with Mackerel. The only required configurations for Mackerel are registering the read-only access key and making a simple selection.
In this post I'll show how to configure mackerel to monitor ELB and RDS.