Kong Adventures — Monitoring

Now everything is in place, it’s time to set up proper monitoring. Using monitoring we can for example visualize the load on the Gateway or send alerts to service management if something goes wrong.

Let’s continue with the most used Monitoring combination at the moment, Prometheus and Grafana. Prometheus gathers time series data using pull mechanism and stores all the data in a key/value format. You can offer anything to Prometheus, if the data is in the correct format, Prometheus accepts it and stores it.