In the previous article "A 3-step approach to audit your Alfresco", we have highlighted the importance of performing a regular audit of your Intelligent Information Platform to evaluate the performance and effectiveness.
Do you experience slow response time? Are your UI pages taking forever to load?
Are you running an old, unsupported Alfresco version? Do you experience version control issues? Are you reaching a +50M documents milestone?
Monitoring is the key to a healthy Alfresco Platform installation. Metrics give insight into how the application is behaving and make it possible to react quickly when something is not right. At this moment an enormous amount of monitoring systems is available, each one with its own concepts and usage. Furthermore, there is not one of these monitoring systems which is 'the best', they all have their perks and cons.
As a result, different companies way too often need to start building their Alfresco monitoring stack from scratch, simply because there is no integration available for their preferred monitoring system.
Editor's note (2019-10-02): A slight oversight on our part has been brought to our attention: Our companies artefact repositories have not yet been replaced by public repositories yet. We apologise for this inconvenience and will amend this as soon as possible. To view our open source projects, visit our GitHub page.
Care4Alf is a toolkit designed by Xenit, to give system administrators an easy way to reduce the overhead costs related to managing an Alfresco Repository. The toolset provides easy visibility and access to parts of Alfresco that are normally very difficult to access, like system settings and the underlying spring configuration.