I would like to highlight an article that I wrote on monitoring services in the cloud with John Sanchez, Dominique Vernier, and Xu Dong Zheng. So far the article has received 27362 views . The article specifically refers to IBM SmartCloud Enterprise and monitoring with IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM) but the ideas apply to other clouds as well. The link is here:
Summary: Monitoring cloud services is one of the major cornerstones of the cloud. By monitoring cloud services, you can determine whether you're extracting the most you can out of your resource utilization. In this article, the authors define monitoring with a specific eye on monitoring in the IBM® Cloud environment and discuss the fundamental options for monitoring in the IBM Cloud. They walk you through two scenarios designed to illustrate the technical process of monitoring cloud services, demonstrate IBM Tivoli® Monitoring (ITM) Autonomous Agent and RESTful APIs, two tools for monitoring services, and take you step by step into setting up and using the IBM Tivoli Monitoring Autonomous Agent on the IBM Cloud.
Thanks John, Dominiqu, and Xu Dong for your help in writing the article