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Docker Monitoring Tools

Docker Monitoring

Monitor Docker containers and hosts in real-time and preempt issues before they arise.

ManageEngine Applications Manager's Docker monitoring offers insight into the health and performance of Docker hosts and containers in dynamic microservice environments. It also helps you ensure optimal performance of applications running on Docker containers through a robust monitoring, alerting, and analytics engine.

Ensure successful Docker deployments regardless of where they are running (AWS, Azure, GCP or on premises) and regardless of the orchestrator platform used (Docker Swarm, Mesos or Kubernetes).

Agentless Docker container monitoring - Easy to deploy

Just enable the Docker Remote API and start monitoring Docker hosts and containers in Applications Manager. No need to install and maintain agents that can be intrusive and resource hogging. Autodiscover containers and their dependencies and start monitoring performance easily.
Since Docker allows applications to become encapsulated in self-contained environments, visibility into those applications is often veiled. With a robust Docker monitor like Applications Manager, you can:

Gain visibility into Docker containers on deeper level

Unlike traditional host systems, Docker container hosts have a great deal of performance metrics that need constant monitoring. Most Docker host monitoring tools evaluate basic metrics, such as CPU usage, memory, networking information, and disk utilization for a running Docker container. Since isolation is done on the kernel level, resources are dynamically allocated. This makes it difficult for DevOps engineers to understand what's going on under the layers without an extensive Docker monitoring tool. Applications Manager's Docker performance monitor is a comprehensive Docker performance monitoring tool that goes a step further to provide details about all containers present in the Docker host. Monitoring Docker containers and all its related metrics will help reduce occurrence of bottlenecks, thereby optimizing performance.

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Keep a keen eye on Docker's traffic and memory stats

It is essential to monitor Docker containers as a whole along with its memory usage and network traffic, to gain insight into utilization trends that help optimize the resource usage of Docker containers. Applications Manager's Docker management software detects the containers in the Docker system, reads their statuses, and provides details about their health, availability, CPU, and disk usage.
Using Applications Manager's Docker process monitoring tool, you can:

  • Monitor Docker performance metrics such as memory usage and generate reports on active files, inactive files, cache, and memory paging that indicate operational efficiency.
  • Obtain network stats, like bytes transmitted and received, I/O stats, and the number of packets dropped while transmitting and receiving.

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Monitor performance of applications running on Docker containers

Get full-stack visibility to monitor and optimize the performance of applications running on Docker containers with the help of

  • Code-level diagnostics
  • Distributed transaction tracing
  • Thread profiling
  • Automated application service maps
  • Exception tracking

Quickly resolve Docker performance issues

Perceptive Docker monitoring tools like Applications Manager's Docker container management can generate notifications based on the applied alerting rules on key metric data and can escalate issues through email or SMS. Thresholds can be designated for various container parameters, and alerts can be configured to trigger in the event of a threshold violation.

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Using Applications Manager's fault management system, you can:

  • Drill down with root cause analysis to fix the source of the problem and prevent future mishaps.
  • Set up automated actions, such as starting, stopping, and restarting a container, to cut down the time and effort spent on recurring issues.
  • Establish dynamic baselines to detect anomalies and identify performance degradations in time to prevent major business catastrophes.

Docker Container Performance Monitoring - ManageEngine Applications Manager

Get insights into Docker resource usage and trends with Docker monitoring dashboard

In addition to comprehensive Docker container monitoring, Applications Manager provides extensive reports on various performance parameters. With trend analysis reports, get historical data, heat charts, and statistical reports for various attributes, with which you can efficiently analyze performance trends. Unlike most Docker container monitoring tools, Applications Manager uses machine learning techniques to predict Docker container growth and utilization trends. This means you'll be notified when trends reach levels that are cause for concern so you can proactively allocate resources.

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Monitoring Docker Containers - ManageEngine Applications Manager


Go beyond open source Docker monitoring tools

Although there are several good open source Docker monitoring tools available, they can turn out to be time consuming and expensive due to the initial setup and configuration required as well as future upgrades and maintenance. Applications Manager is an easy to use, affordable Docker monitoring solution that also allows you to monitor Docker container applications, track key docker monitoring metrics and support infrastructure side by side without context switching. It offers holistic monitoring for virtualization platforms, databases, servers - application servers, web servers, cloud apps, middleware technologies, and much more.

Besides Docker monitoring, you can also monitor other popular container technologies such as Kubernetes and Red Hat OpenShift with Applications Manager.

Looking to get started with Docker monitoring?

Download a 30-day free trial of Applications Manager and start monitoring your Docker hosts, containers and applications in just a few minutes!


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