Heartbeat Monitoring – What does it imply?
A Heartbeat Monitoring (Cron Job Monitoring) is a periodic signal produced by hardware or software to signal regular operation or synchronize other computer system components in computer science. The heartbeat mechanism is one of the often used methods in mission-critical systems for ensuring high availability and fault tolerance of network services by identifying network or system faults.
In addition to guaranteeing their functionality, you’ll almost probably need to monitor their availability and response times when you build a service and publish a set of endpoints to give API access to that service. Heartbeat Monitoring lets you continuously monitor your services to accurately identify when “something is down” or just “not performing.” It is a tried-and-true method of regularly informing a remote monitoring service about the heartbeats of a device or software system to track its health.