S. Haselböck, R. Weinreich: Decision Guidance Models for Microservice Monitoring, International Conference on Software Architecture Workshops (ICSAW 2017), April 3-4, 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden, IEEE, 2017. doi: 10.1109/ICSAW.2017.31


Decision guidance models are a means for design space exploration and documentation. In this paper, we present decision guidance models for microservice monitoring. The selection of a monitoring system is an essential part of each microservice architecture due to the high level of dynamic structure and behavior of such a system. We present decision guidance models for generation of monitoring data, data management, processing monitoring data, and for disseminating and presenting monitoring information to stakeholders. The presented models have been derived from literature, our previous work on monitoring for distributed systems and microservice-based systems, and by analyzing existing monitoring systems. The developed models have been used for discussing monitoring requirements for a microservice-based system with a company in the process automation domain. They are part of a larger effort for developing decision guidance models for microservice architecture in general.