Monitoring API Server with an APM
The Cloud CMS API Server is a Java application that launches inside of a Java Servlet Container. As such, Application Performance Montioring (APM) frameworks such as New Relic can be used to monitor performance metrics and other run-time data.
Although APM frameworks are designed such that they do not impact production performance more than is necessary, the impact is not zero. Cloud CMS Support may, therefore, ask you to disable monitoring if necessary to diagnose an issue.
APM tools that monitor Java based applications (Such as the Cloud CMS API server) are typcially enabled by including a jar file in the classpath of the JVM running the API server code.
Following is an example of configuring New Relic's APM java agent.
Locate the Dockerfile for the API container in your build environment. Download and install the New Relic java agent to the same folder.
Follow New Relic Documentation for installation instruction of their Java agent.
Open the Dockerfile and add the following lines:
# add newrelic java agent RUN mkdir -p /usr/local/tomcat/newrelic/logs RUN chmod 777 /usr/local/tomcat/newrelic/logs ADD ./newrelic/newrelic.jar /usr/local/tomcat/newrelic/newrelic.jar ADD ./newrelic/newrelic.yml /usr/local/tomcat/newrelic/newrelic.yml
The Dockerfile file should now look something like this:
FROM cloudcms/api-server:3.2.56 MAINTAINER Cloud CMS <firstname.lastname@example.org> # copy the custom properties and classes into place # this includes the license file in the ./classes/gitana/license directory COPY ./classes/ /opt/tomcat/shared/classes/ # add newrelic java agent RUN mkdir -p /usr/local/tomcat/newrelic/logs RUN chmod 777 /usr/local/tomcat/newrelic/logs ADD ./newrelic/newrelic.jar /usr/local/tomcat/newrelic/newrelic.jar ADD ./newrelic/newrelic.yml /usr/local/tomcat/newrelic/newrelic.yml
Now locate api.env and add this option to the JVM options:
The api.env file should essentially look like this (Note that you may have modified other JVM option values such as max heap memory setting so your file may not look exactly the same):
JAVA_OPTS=-Xmx2048m -javaagent:/usr/local/tomcat/newrelic/newrelic.jar -server -XX:+UseShenandoahGC -XX:ShenandoahGCHeuristics=compact -Dsun.net.inetaddr.ttl=60 -Djava.net.preferIPv4Stack=true
app_name in your
newrelic.yml file. Get
license_key from your New Relic account page
Now start your API container and in a few minutes you should see information become available in your New Relic Dashboard