ServiceControl is the monitoring brain in the Particular Service Platform. It collects data on every single message flowing through the system (Audit Queue), errors (Error Queue), as well as additional information regarding sagas, endpoints heartbeats and custom checks (Control Queue). The information is then exposed to ServicePulse and ServiceInsight via an HTTP API and SignalR notifications.
It is important to understand that the data is still collected even if ServiceControl is down. When it starts working again, it will process all the information that was saved in the meantime.
To enable ServiceControl to gather this information, configure the solution appropriately:
- enable auditing to collect data on individual messages;
- configure recoverability to store information on messages failures;
- install plugins on the endpoints to monitor their health and sagas and use custom checks.
By default ServiceControl stores information for 30 days, but it can be customized.
Refer to the Optimizing for use in different environments article for more information about practical considerations.