Monitoring Acquia Cloud Site Factory

Configuring and using Acquia Cloud Site Factory

As you develop and maintain your Acquia Cloud Site Factory websites, you will want to monitor both the backend performance of your platform and its code, and the actions taken by your users. Acquia Cloud Site Factory offers monitoring and logging tools to help you accomplish these tasks.

Monitoring services

The following services enable you to assess the performance of different aspects of your websites, from hardware to code:

Service Description
Acquia Insight Evaluates your websites' configuration for performance, security, and search engine optimization best practices using the Acquia Connector module, included with Lightning. You can either connect all of your Acquia Cloud Site Factory websites to Acquia Insight, or only a representative subset.
Acquia Cloud Stack Metrics Provides real-time and historical information about your hardware performance, health, and resource use. Returned information includes Varnish hit rates, total requests received, file system usage, CPU usage, slow MySQL queries, and out-of-memory (OOM) errors.
New Relic Application Performance Monitoring (APM) Provides real-time and historical performance monitoring of your PHP-based application's performance. For additional configuration information for Acquia Cloud Site Factory users, see Using New Relic monitoring in a multisite environment.

Available logging

Acquia provides several types of logging that enable you to review actions taken by your users, changes made to your codebase, and look for problems with your application's execution and performance:

Log Description
Acquia Cloud logs Provides information about the execution of Apache, PHP, Drupal, and Varnish on a per-server basis. You can stream these logs in real time or view them from the command line. Customers with both an Elite subscription and an Acquia Technical Account Manager are eligible to forward these logs to a remote destination for additional custom processing and alerting.
Acquia Cloud task logs Provides information regarding recent hosting tasks in the Acquia Cloud interface, such as code commits and Varnish cache clears.
Acquia Cloud Site Factory logs Users with the Release engineer or Developer roles can access the following Acquia Cloud Site Factory-specific log files:
  • Audit logs - Provides information about recent actions performed by users of your Factory, filterable to individual websites or users on your platform
  • Task logs - Provides information about background tasks for website management and domain management, and user-initiated tasks (such as code deploys and website installations). These logs are also known as Work Pool logs or Work In Progress (wip) logs. To modify the settings for data retention on successful or failed tasks, see Configuring task log settings.

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