Enterprises have long recognized the need to monitor and maintain operational systems and, although blockchain alters underlying analysis around issues such as data consistency and system availability, the paradigm of operational monitoring remains intact.
Below, we created a table encompassing the most common monitoring requirements of system components with a translation into blockchain equivalents. We also included a table of what BlocWatch provides to help blockchain users fulfill these core monitoring mandates.
Please note that this is not intended as an all-inclusive listing but, rather, as a helpful aide for blockchain administrators. Implementations designed for specific purposes will entail additional application and purpose specific requirements.
|Operational Task||Blockchain Equivalent||BlocWatch|
|Track web server performance||Transaction clearing latency||Network Statistics Dashboards|
|Track database performance||Block fill latency||Network Statistics Dashboards|
|Track network performance||Transaction submit latency||Network Statistics Dashboards|
|Track web server availability||Monitor transaction rates||Transaction Dashboards|
|Track database availability||Monitor transaction rates||Transaction Dashboards|
|Track application error rates||Monitor transaction error rates||Transaction Alerting|
|Track database error rates||Monitor transaction error rates||Transaction Alerting|
|Verify compliance w/ general best practices||Same||Best Practice Dashboards|
|Verify compliance w/ company standards||Same||Best Practice Dashboards|
|Be alerted on anomalous network activity||Monitor for anomalous activity unrelated to transactions||Configuration Alerts|
|Be alerted on anomalous user actions||Monitor for anomalous transactions||Transaction Alerts|
|Regular summaries of user activity||Regular summaries of transaction activity||Daily Summary Reports|
|Regular summaries of changes to your environment||Regular summaries of configuration & network changes||Daily Change Reports|
|Regular summaries of compliance w/ general & company practices||Same||Daily Best Practice Reports|
|Search through application activity via logs||Search through transaction history||Transaction Metadata / Data Search|
|Track issues & verify they are resolved||Same||Alert Management|
|Monitor for configuration changes in your environment||Monitor for configuration changes to your blockchain||Configuration Alerts|
|View user activity on demand||Dashboards of transaction activity||Transaction Dashboards|