Node Monitoring


Monitoring and Why it Matters

Monitoring is a requirement for hosted infrastructure. After the Algorand MainNet goes live and your nodes are connected, the next big question is what is happening with my nodes? Blockdaemon makes sure that those nodes stay synced, secure, and stable by providing enterprise grade monitoring out of the box. Here are a few main areas that we watch:

VM monitoring: 

  • CPU
  • Disk
  • Memory
  • Disk Usage
  • Network Line speed

Blockchain monitoring:

  • Block Height
  • Peer Count
  • Number of transactions sent to a node
  • Number of transactions pending in txpool
  • Number of queued transactions in txpool

Your node is monitored throughout its lifecycle with our comprehensive tooling. Core machine-level metrics as mentioned above — CPU load, bandwidth, available disk space, memory — are monitored in real time, with alerting thresholds set internally so the platform can automatically remediate any errors before they occur.

However, nodes themselves present additional key measures that must be watched, and Blockdaemon watches those for issues as well — peer counts, block height, transaction pools. Our experience with multiple protocols allows us to monitor, repair and replace nodes where protocol-level errors may occur.

When protocol updates are required, we make sure to apply them in advance so you see no disruption of service.

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