Heroku Event Monitoring

November 11, 2020


Heroku event monitoring is a massive challenge for developers running applications in Heroku. Heroku offers default monitoring options, but when it comes to discovering events throughout your application, you’ll need a more powerful tool.

For Heroku event monitoring, you’ll need HG Heroku Monitoring. HG Heroku monitoring is built as a Hosted version of Graphite, Prometheus and Grafana, but it can integrate directly with your Heroku app. Pull time series metrics from anywhere your Heroku app into one single pane of glass, HG’s Grafana Dashboards. You can also pull in metrics from outside your Heroku app, such as your AWS metrics, in order to make monitoring really easy.

To get started, go to the HG Heroku monitoring listing, and install the add-on on your Heroku app!


Solutions for Heroku Event Monitoring

This article provides us with the most common solutions available today for Heroku Event Monitoring. Is there a platform-agnostic, economical, and user-friendly solution? The response is yes – all this and more are available from Hosted Graphite. Hosted Graphite is the company that runs the HG Heroku Monitoring add-on. Depending on your needs, you can use HG through Heroku or through the independent Hosted Graphite website. 

HG Heroku Monitoring will automatically build Heroku-centric dashboards for your Heroku app when you login to HG Heroku Monitoring. Your Heroku event monitoring will get started immediately after installing the app.

Check out our Heroku dashboards here:

A screenshot of Hosted Graphite's auto generated Heroku dashboard.

How HG Heroku Event Monitoring works

We compile and process the Syslog information for your Dynos from Heroku with the help of the log-runtime-metrics, including:

  • Medium charge - averages of 1/5/15 min.
  • Memory and Switch - the resident memory, file cache, transfer, total memory, and gross cumulative for disc pages.
  • HTTP metrics - the number of HTTP method and status codes breakdown requests, the transmitted data, the communication times, and the operation times.

With this info, we build Grafana automated dashboards that provide you with a summary of the high-level situation of your Heroku applications.

It will look just like this at first:

A screenshot of Hosted Graphite's exepected look when sending in metrics.

The true strength of this method is to pair it with the device dimensions unique to your app. Not only do you have to use the original dashboard, you can add to it and send in metrics specific to your situation. 

This gives you an insight into your program and enables you to see the impact your code has on the underlying Dynos. Check this new feature, which you are sure will work, and then make 100% sure it has the capacity and load average on the box. 

The result is native as well as personalized framework metrics in a single location.

How do I get this Heroku Event monitoring dashboard?

New Hosted Graphite Heroku users won't have to do anything. After adding the HG Heroku monitoring add-on we can start pulling metric data from their Syslog data.

You can add HG Heroku Monitoring as a Syslog drain to current users using the Heroku Drain button, and HG Heroku Monitoring will begin pulling and graphing the data for you.

Use the following command to drain your Heroku application:

Heroku drains: add 


These user actions are referred to as events and stored in event log files for information. To easily detect abnormal behavioral trends, you may extract event log files to show information about various events or track trend events.

Registered users need the following credentials to access and download the event log files: View Log Files and API Allowed. The case tracking data can also be accessed by users who have the authorization to access all data.

The Heroku Event Log File Browser application is the easiest way to download event monitoring data for your organization. You can conveniently use this free program through your web browser. Use these simple guidelines:

  1.  Log in to your business
  2.  Navigate to the browser application for Case Log File
  3. Click on Login Output
  4. Set the beginning of the UTC system
  5. Pick an event form or leave it to All for your quest
  6. Select Regular Interval value
  7. Add click

Hosted Graphite delivers cloud-based server and device management that scales down to millions of metrics at the business level ranging from hundreds of specific metrics. Choose the Hosted Prometheus (Click to know more about Traefik and Prometheus for sites monitoring) or Graphite and see your stats on beautiful Grafana dashboards with embedded Alarms, such as Amazon Web Services, Operations Genie, Heroku, Slack, HipChat, and many more, in real-time depending on your configuration. 

All of these features are a part of the Heroku Event Monitoring tool, HG Heroku Monitoring. Check out our listing and install the add-on!

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