Practical Monitoring

Practical Monitoring

Effective Strategies for the Real World

Mike Julian

As with many good things, runbooks can be easy to abuse. If your remediation steps for an alert are as simple as copy-pasting commands, then you’ve started to abuse runbooks. You should automate that fix or resolve the underlying issue, then delete the alert entirely. A runbook is for when human judgment and diagnosis is necessary to resolve something.

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